To achieve successful inclusion of Indigenous Peoples at an organization, Inclusion of Indigenous/Native American Peoples In The Workplace focuses on the importance of providing both existing non-Indigenous employees and also new Indigenous employees with cultural awareness, cultural understanding, and cultural sensitivity training about each other so that they can build together a mutual bond of understanding and respect in the workplace.

As Peter F. Drucker has stated, “people really don’t resist change; It’s the way changes are introduced in organizations that they often object to“.

Our seminar provides a pathway of knowledge, insights, and “do’s” and “don’t” so that you can be as successful as possible in achieving inclusion of  Indigenous/Native American Peoples In The Workplace.

We are glad to customize this training to address your organizations specific challenges and requirements.

Everyone is a product of their environment. The culture an individual grows up in is the most powerful force shaping them into who they become as an adult.

The cultures of Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous people is very different. They have a very different mindset on several the powerful cultural dimensions which make up their Cultural DNA such as their viewpoints, core beliefs, core values, way of life, and other important “cultural drivers”.

Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous people also have live very different life experiences which has shaped them.

To enhance the practical and value-adding aspects of our our inclusion training, I spent a day at the largest First Nations reserve in Canada – the Six Nations of the Grand River (only reserve in North America with six Iroquois Nations living together). During my time on the reservation, I visited a number of places including the Six Nations Council Administrative Office, restaurants, and other reservation facilities. Every Indigenous Person I met was reserved, polite, helpful, and friendly.

I also had the pleasure of  meeting with the Director of the Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) Centre.  We discussed awareness and understanding Indigenous Peoples as well as the challenges of the day-to-day life of Indigenous People on the reservation.

The culture of the Six Nations of the Grand River is rich and admirable. For example, the Six Nations is the oldest living Participatory Democracy on earth. In 1776, when the Iroquois Confederacy (as the Six Nations of the Grand River was previously known) was located in today’s New York State, Iroquois chiefs were invited to speak about democracy at the USA’s Continental Congress  when America’s independence was being discussed and debated. The Iroquois chiefs’ insights on democratic governance had a significant impact on the members of the Continental Congress.

Indigenous Peoples are very proud of the rich diversity of Indigenous cultures that have existed for over 1,000 generations. Protecting the survival of their band’s/nation’s Indigenous cultures, traditions, and ways of life is a powerful core value of Indigenous Peoples.

Indigenous Peoples are very aware of the sad history of past colonial governance indignations they have experienced; failed assimilation attempts by Canada’s and the USA’s federal governments; and broken treaties and government promises. In contrast, non Indigenous Peoples in both countries typically have modest knowledge of this 500 year history.

Despite this past history, Indigenous Peoples today want to primarily focus on the present and the future so as to achieve an engaging, trusting, and lasting positive relationship with non-Indigenous Peoples.

Inclusion of Indigenous/Native American Peoples In The Workplace has been designed and developed to help clients achieve that engaging, trusting, and lasting positive relationship in an organization.

For a complimentary discussion on how I might assist you, please go to the Contact Bill tab of this website; or send me an e-mail at bill@culturalconnecting.com; or call me at 905-599-6365.

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Thank you,

Bill