Aboriginal Awareness Seminar - Now 100% Virtual

Microsoft Teams
February 9, 2022 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (CST)
Event Details

Event will now be 100% Virtual.

A half-day Seminar that helps to explain today’s reality for First Nations and Metis people.

With the growing importance of engaging Indigenous businesses and employees in Saskatchewan, many companies are looking for resources and information about these communities. This course answers some historical questions that explain today’s reality for First Nations and Metis people. Make sure you attend … interesting, informative and entertaining.


– Introductions and goal setting

– Economic impact of Indigenous People in Saskatchewan

– Terminology, demographics and socioeconomic issues

– Treaties and the Indian Act in context

– Metis history and current issues

– Myths and opportunities: residential schools, taxation, land claims and education.

The seminar will include role play for an entertaining, engaging and practical seminar that will give your team the edge in Indigenous relations.

Aboriginal Awareness Seminar Facilitators

John and Winston have 50 combined years of facilitating experience. Seminar attendees can expect a relaxed environment where you will feel comfortable discussing Aboriginal issues that are relevant to you personally and professionally. Participants learn about Saskatchewan’s Indigenous people through the use of humour which creates a fantastic educational experience.

John Lagimodiere, ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services

Recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and Saskatoon’s Living in Harmony Award, John Lagimodiere is a dedicated community builder and role model. President of ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services and the Editor/Publisher of Eagle Feather News, Lagimodiere is also the recipient of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce ABEX Award for Aboriginal Business.

John is a member of the Métis Nation- Saskatchewan, CUMFI Local #165.

ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services P: 306-978-8118 ~ E: john.lagimodiere@gmail.com

Winston McLean, Iron Wolf Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in First Nation development. Originally from the James Smith Cree Nation, he is a fifth-generation descendant of leaders that signed Treaty 6, at Fort Carlton in 1876.

Winston studied Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan. He was part of the team that successfully negotiated the 1992 Treaty Land Entitlement agreement. Later, he was Director of Operations for the First Nation and Métis Peoples and Justice Reform Commission. He has expertise in lands and resources, organizational renewal, policy development and analysis, justice, economic development, and international affairs.

Winston works with non-First Nation organizations building stronger working relationships with First Nation organizations and communities. Recent clients include the Government of Saskatchewan, BHP Billiton, De Beers, Rio Tinto, CP Rail, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Indian Oil and Gas Canada, and the Canada Energy Regulator.

Iron Wolf Consulting P: 306-227-3084 ~ E: ironwolfconsulting@shaw.ca

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Keri Beebe
Contact Organization:
Saskatchewan Industrial & Mining Suppliers Association | SIMSA
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