BOB JOSEPH, CORPORATE TRAINER AND AUTHOR OF THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act, has now published Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality.
The Truth Sharing Podcasts is a project inspired by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, that gives life to the truth and creates a living legacy of commemoration. This series of podcasts visited five Canadian communities to seek out and give voice to those who have experienced loss, examine the ways in which those affected are trying to heal, and shine a light on those trying to bring about positive change.
“There is a real opportunity to look within our own country,” said Aaron Sam Sumexheltza, chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. “And I’m hopeful that industry, business and government will see First Nations young people – the fastest-growing demographic – and invest in them. Because I believe when First Nations people prosper, everyone else will prosper.”
August 16, 2018 UNTIL 1951, POWWOWS WERE BANNED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT under the Indian Act, but then the tradition, with origins on the western plains, spread to the East Coast. Now, many First Nations hold powwows, and they’re open to everyone. Each is as different as the dances and drumming, but here is some help following the action. …
“What sets this guide apart from other instructional materials about working with Indigenous clients is that we address the problem from a linguistic point of view, from a client point of view, and from an Indigenous point of view.”