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Working with Indigenous Peoples on Environmental Projects


Think differently when engaging Indigenous Peoples on environmental projects.

First Nation participation in environmental decision making is increasingly recognized as vital to the move towards greater sustainability. Indigenous peoples worldwide share a unique and profound bond with the environment.

Join Gary Pritchard, Environmental Project Manager from Curve Lake First Nation, to gain an understanding of how to work with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples when engaging on environmental business or projects.

This webinar is intended to get young professionals thinking about how they do business with or conduct environmental business differently with local first nation communities. Participants will learn how to search out local First Nation community interests based on the proximity of a project location to treaty rights and when engagement should take place.

The webinar is modelled after Rivers Edge Education and Consulting’s transformative workshop model, with a special focus on environmental projects.

This webinar is designed for employers, employees, and professionals who currently work or would like to work with Indigenous people on environmental projects.

Participants will learn how to search out local First Nation community interests based on the proximity of a project location to treaty rights and when engagement should take place.

Why is this webinar topic important for environmental professionals?

Indigenous awareness training is an integral component in creating environments where cultural diversity is appreciated, and where people from diverse cultural backgrounds communicate with each other respectfully. Ultimately, the goal of Indigenous Awareness is to help non-Aboriginals work with Indigenous people in ways that convey respect.

Environmental professionals who work with Indigenous communities can benefit from this topic by exploring ways to best work with Indigenous Peoples on environmental projects.

How do I access the webinar?

To access this webinar, you’ll need to purchase the webinar and complete the payment process. Upon confirmation of payment, you’ll be emailed with instructions on how to access the recorded webinar.

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Gary Pritchard

Ecologist, Educator and Indigenous Engagement Facilitator

Gary is an Environmental Project Manager from Curve Lake First Nation and brings over 14 years of environmental experience. He has worked with and travelled to over 280 Indigenous communities throughout Canada and the United States. He has extensive knowledge of conducting environmental assessments, implementing environmental policy, project planning and permitting while working in conjunction with a variety of multi-disciplinary sectors. He has successfully collaborated with many stakeholder groups, researchers, institutes, government agencies and Indigenous communities and political organizations to address environmental concerns and identify practical solutions to environmental related issues. Gary also serves as a technical advisor and past professor at two post-secondary institutes within Ontario.

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Think differently when engaging Indigenous Peoples on environmental projects.

First Nation participation in environmental decision making is increasingly recognized as vital to the move towards greater sustainability. Indigenous peoples worldwide share a unique and profound bond with the environment.

Join Gary Pritchard, Environmental Project Manager from Curve Lake First Nation, to gain an understanding of how to work with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples when engaging on environmental business or projects.

This webinar is intended to get young professionals thinking about how they do business with or conduct environmental business differently with local first nation communities. Participants will learn how to search out local First Nation community interests based on the proximity of a project location to treaty rights and when engagement should take place.

The webinar is modelled after Rivers Edge Education and Consulting’s transformative workshop model, with a special focus on environmental projects.

This webinar is designed for employers, employees, and professionals who currently work or would like to work with Indigenous people on environmental projects.

+ Course Outcomes

Participants will learn how to search out local First Nation community interests based on the proximity of a project location to treaty rights and when engagement should take place.

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Why is this webinar topic important for environmental professionals?

Indigenous awareness training is an integral component in creating environments where cultural diversity is appreciated, and where people from diverse cultural backgrounds communicate with each other respectfully. Ultimately, the goal of Indigenous Awareness is to help non-Aboriginals work with Indigenous people in ways that convey respect.

Environmental professionals who work with Indigenous communities can benefit from this topic by exploring ways to best work with Indigenous Peoples on environmental projects.

How do I access the webinar?

To access this webinar, you’ll need to purchase the webinar and complete the payment process. Upon confirmation of payment, you’ll be emailed with instructions on how to access the recorded webinar.

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Gary Pritchard

Ecologist, Educator and Indigenous Engagement Facilitator

Gary is an Environmental Project Manager from Curve Lake First Nation and brings over 14 years of environmental experience. He has worked with and travelled to over 280 Indigenous communities throughout Canada and the United States. He has extensive knowledge of conducting environmental assessments, implementing environmental policy, project planning and permitting while working in conjunction with a variety of multi-disciplinary sectors. He has successfully collaborated with many stakeholder groups, researchers, institutes, government agencies and Indigenous communities and political organizations to address environmental concerns and identify practical solutions to environmental related issues. Gary also serves as a technical advisor and past professor at two post-secondary institutes within Ontario.