Aboriginal Affairs (morning)


  • November 15, 2017 from 8:30am to 12:00pm


This session is especially useful for those interacting with Aboriginal governments, businesses and communities, and helps in building positive relationships to enhance effectiveness with Aboriginal people.


For many Canadian businesses, there is a lack of understanding of issues facing Aboriginal communities or Aboriginal employees within their organization.  Understanding where and how Aboriginal people live, and why there are ongoing issues that "just don't seem to go away" is a first step to building successful relationships.

Understanding historical, social and cultural differences and areas of common ground can help companies build successful relationships necessary for meaningful and long-term relations with Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal employees.  Aboriginal Awareness training provides a basis of understanding of those issues to enable employers to develop strategies to improve both internal and external relationships with Aboriginal peoples.

The session provides participants with a broad overview of a number of topics including:

  • Pre-contact and colonization overview
  • Treaties, Indian Act
  • Assimilation and Residential Schools
  • Defining Canada's Aboriginal people (including Indian, Metis and Inuit)
  • Aboriginal groups and treaty areas in Alberta
  • Legal issues and consultation 

Registration Fee includes beverages and snacks.


A representative from aboriginal consultation specialists, the MNP Group, formerly Calliou Group

CAPL Credits: 3 Credits
AAPL Credits: 3 Credits
Fee: CAPL Member $175 plus GST
  Non-Member $275 plus GST
This course is Complete.