Strengthening Relationships: Understanding Cultural Protocols During Consultation and Engagement

February 22, 2024 11:15am

Terry Mitchell
Vice-President, Indigenous Relations
Graham Construction & Engineering

Florence Glanfield, PhD
Vice-Provost (Indigenous Programming & Research), University of Alberta
Citizen, M├ętis Nation of Alberta

Placing Indigenous knowledge at the forefront of consultation is crucial for ensuring meaningful engagement. In this session, our audience will acquire a deeper understanding of the utilization of consultation protocols to facilitate engagement on various topics of interest and concern to communities. Points of discussion will include:

  • Exploring how protocols foster the development of relationships and establish clear roles and responsibilities between governments and Indigenous communities
  • Examining the advantages of protocols for Aboriginal communities
  • Assessing the potential outcomes that can be achieved through the implementation of a consultation protocol
  • Distinguishing the differences between the ideologies of companies and Indigenous communities
  • Analyzing the significance of gift offerings in the consultation process