Building Meaningful Relationships with Indigenous Peoples (IRA172)

Product code: IRA172

Upcoming sessions

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November 12, 2024

In-person: Ottawa, Ontario

8:30 am to 4:00 pm (ET)

November 25, 2024

In-person: Ottawa, Ontario

8:30 am to 4:00 pm (ET)

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32 hours





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Reserved for the Executive community.

Gaining a deeper understanding of Indigenous leadership concepts is an important step towards reconciliation. This course for executives offers a learning experience centred on the principles of traditional oral teachings and Indigenous leadership. Participants will gain insights on the importance of co-development practices in supporting reconciliation and of renewed partnerships with Indigenous Peoples.

Topics include:

  • understanding the importance of Indigenous worldviews
  • recognizing colonial practices that hinder reconciliation
  • examining public service and Indigenous perspectives related to policy development
  • developing relationships based on respect, cooperation, partnership, and the recognition of rights
  • defining the responsibilities of executives in the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act


This premium course is delivered by Indigenous leaders within the public service, and with the collaboration of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. It is reserved for executives who have successfully completed the prerequisite course Reflecting on Canada's Colonial History (IRA170). Learners who have completed IRA170 will receive an invitation email on how to register for IRA172, along with a request for the written approval of their supervisor to do so. Accepted learners will then receive instructions by email on how to formally register for IRA172.

Participants are expected to commit to 4 days of in-person delivery, which includes a 1-day on-site cultural experience. To fully complete the course, participants must also deliver a 20-minute presentation 6 months later to explain the changes that they have implemented in their organizations.

Legacy course code: K202

Additional upcoming sessions

Date and Time Session code Location Language Available seats
November 12, 2024, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (ET) IRA172-S-02955-FR In-person: Ottawa, Ontario French 20
November 25, 2024, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (ET) IRA172-S-02954-EN In-person: Ottawa, Ontario English 18
Date modified: 2023-10-30