Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

  • Rating 5/5 (50)
  • Operates virtually
  • 1 Hour
  • Any group size

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Provided By OCI

The goal of this presentation is to empower individuals with the baseline knowledge and skills needed to participate in popular culture conversations, specifically related to Indigenous matters, both within and outside of the workplace.


Participants will leave with this session with an assured sense of correct terminology, and better understanding of fundamental issues, such as systemic racism and intergenerational trauma, which may have blocked them from participating in past conversations on Indigenous topics. Participants will learn how valuable it is for them to have a voice through knowledge empowerment, and how these voices are needed now more than ever.

Please note: attendees will be confronted with historic and present day truths which may make them feel uncomfortable. We address this in the presentation, and discuss why it’s important to sit with being uncomfortable, while asking participants to contemplate why they may be feeling that way. This is done in a respectable and safe learning environment. The presentation covers:

  • Terminology
  • Unceded and Traditional
  • Territory
  • The Indian Act
  • Residential Schools
  • Truth & Reconciliation
  • Systemic Racism
  • The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (and also Transgender and Two Spirit)
  • Corporations Roles and Involvement

Facilitator Biography: Bryan Hansen is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia where he has spent the last seven years writing Indigenous Policy, and specializing in regulatory permitting and compliance.

Bryan is a certified Cultural Awareness Trainer with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, and together with a background in Surface Rights Law and an MBA, he brings a personal touch to Indigenous Allyship engagements as someone who has been directly affected by intergenerational trauma caused by white assimilation. His belief that ‘Silence Breeds Stigma’ is echoed in his company, Organization Culture Initiatives, and his mission is to provide a safe learning environment to empower as many people as possible with the fundamental knowledge to participate in the important conversations happening this decade.


What’s included

  • Live Facilitation by Bryan Hansen
  • Online Platform Link of Choice (Zoom/Teams/Other)
  •  Presentation and Safe Space Q&A session
  • Educational Materials following the session
  • Interactive Slido Engagement
  • Event Moderation by Subject Matter Expert

What you’ll need

  •  Online Platform Download

50 Reviews

Ricardo N.

Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

Fantastic event with equal doses of information and personal experiences - which makes it all more relatable and understandable. As someone who belongs to a minority I shared some of the thoughts of not loving oneself, of being wrong while only really being myself... and to see the same feelings and trauma institutionalized and amplified gave me the real dimension of the problem. I hope to be someone who can be counted upon spreading the good word and never ceasing to learn about the different realities of people.


Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

The information was really eye opening and the sharing was really authentic.

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