Indigenous Partnership Development Program (2014-2019)
Executive Education at the Alberta School of Business and the Faculty of Native Studies offered the Indigenous Partnership Development Program from 2014-2019 through a sponsorship from Stantec. This program helped non-Indigenous business and public sector employees to work more effectively alongside Indigenous communities with greater understanding. Through each learning experience, participants were provided with a forum for Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders to discuss key issues and engage in dialogue about the way forward.
This program strengthened coalitions within Alberta and beyond by creating a space where all parties could hear each other, and establish a shared knowledge of history and vision for the future.
Ministry of Education, Government of Alberta (2019)
Faculty of Native Studies professors Shalene Jobin, James Dempsey, Frank Tough and Matthew Wildcat delivered 3 half day sessions about the academic perspectives on treaties. Presentations covered the following topics: a primer on Indigenous peoples in Alberta, a history of numbered treaties in Canada, the settle period, social, political and economic implications, a contemporary example (the Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission), and the meaning of these treaties (with a particular emphasis on Treaty 6, 7 and 8).
ICD Forum on Understanding Aboriginal Governance (2018)
Training on Indigenous governance, past to present, and wise practices.
Indigenous Relations, Government of Alberta (2017)
Facilitated discussion sessions with Indigenous scholars about Indigenous awareness training (IAT). Provided Indigenous Relations with an IAT framework for learning and a summary report.
AltaLink Executive Training (2017)
Delivered 4 half day sessions to leaders about Indigenous peoples (past and present), youth engagement, policy development, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and facilitated applied learning projects.