September 2020

Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Tasha Booth at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Time: 8:50 AM–9:00 AM: Registration
9:00 AM–4:00 PM: Webinar
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Rupert Richardson
Trainer, Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.
Credit: 6 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $420.00 + GST = $441.00

*This session is offered only to registrants of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. This session is offered to registrants for a reduced price and is being partially subsidized by the association.
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by August 30, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Tasha Booth | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.558.6653
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.6653
Email: [email protected]
At This Training You Will:
  • Review historical events and their relation to the present day;
  • Learn what to say and not say when working with Indigenous Peoples;
  • Review major court cases and their implications;
  • Begin to understand the cross-cultural perspectives of the same issue;
  • Explore business reasons for developing Indigenous relations; and
  • Explore individual and organizational strategies for developing relationships.


  • Welcome, introductions, and objectives
  • Historical Background of Indigenous Peoples
    • Pre-contact
    • Contact History
    • Post-Contact History
    • Recent History
  • Constitutional, Political, and Legal Context
    • British North America Act, Indian Act, Other Legislation
    • Political Will
    • Legal Decisions
  • Modern Treaties
  • Indigenous Self-Government
  • Indigenous Population
    • Linguistic Differences
    • Hereditary and Elected Chiefs
    • Reserves
    • Misconceptions, Perspectives, and Realities
  • Indigenous Understanding – Terms
  • The Business Case for Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®
    • Managing Risk Exposure, Increasing Reward Potential, Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Strategies for Industrial Developers
    • Strategies for Government
  • Indigenous Consultation
    • Risk, Consultation, Accommodation Model
    • Risk Assessment
  • RESPECT Model
  • Practical Hints and Tips
  • Wrap-up and Evaluations


Rupert Richardson

Trainer, Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.

Having worked in the field of education for 15 years, Rupert has a wide range of teaching experiences such as band and public school teacher, Montessori educator, community college, and university instructor. In addition, he has developed curriculum and workshops in the fields of health and human services at the University of British Columbia, as well as cultural competency workshops with not-for-profit organizations. This includes Indigenous health and healing modalities, history, and cross-cultural awareness seminars. He has also been involved with various research projects that focused on health, justice, and education systems as they relate to Indigenous Peoples.

Currently a PhD candidate at UBC, Rupert’s research and community engagement centres around intergenerational healing, decolonization, and post-secondary education. His work strives to create better working relationships for all peoples in what is now known as Canada. Rupert supports many Indigenous communities and Nations with their healing throughout Turtle Island. He is a father of two and a proud member of the Quatsino First Nation. His family also comes from the Nuxalk Nation located throughout the Bella Coola Valley and his father is an enrolled tribal member of the St. Croix Chippewa Tribes.

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