Working with Indigenous Communities: A 3-Part Webinar Series, Thursdays from April 30 – May 14

CELA is hosting a 3-part webinar series with Gary Pritchard, Manager of Environment and Climate Change with Cambium Aboriginal, talking about how to work effectively and meaningfully with Indigenous communities.

How To Work With Indigenous Peoples
Thursday April 30, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
Registration is required.

Many individuals and organizations are unsure of how to work effectively and authentically with Indigenous peoples.  In the first webinar of our 3-part series, Gary will talk about the best strategies and approaches for engaging with Indigenous communities.  Topics will include how to address community members, how to begin engaging with communities, planning proactively, what to expect during your first meeting, and do’s and don’ts of meetings with communities

Achieving Effective and Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous Communities
Thursday May 7, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
Registration is required.

While both the federal and provincial governments mandate that organizations must work with Indigenous Peoples, they don’t necessarily provide information about the appropriate communities to contact, or how best to engage.  In the second webinar of the series, Gary will share insights into Indigenous governance structures, operations structures, lands and treaties, and how to develop an effective framework for Indigenous engagement planning.

Treaties 101
Thursday May 14, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
Registration is required.

Many people think of treaty rights as “special” indigenous rights however, all people living in Canada are treaty people with their own set of rights and responsibilities. In the third webinar of the series, Gary will talk about treaties as a foundational part of Canadian society. The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • What are inherent rights?
  • What is a treaty? 
  • Who are treaty people?
  • What are treaties in the colonial era and how do treaty relations work today?