INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING IN THE FOREST SECTOR EUNITS

Grow your understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and learn how to build respectful forest-focused relationships with Indigenous Peoples and communities.

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), developed these Indigenous Rights and Relationship Building eUnits with Sault College.

PLT and SFI are committed to providing the forest sector with training, guidance, resources, and supports that will promote respectful relationship building and greater understanding, recognition, and respect for Indigenous Peoples’ rights, traditional knowledge, representative institutions, and distinctive relationships with the forest.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

These courses cover many topics relevant to students, forest sector employees, educators, and more. Some learning outcomes include the following:

  • Learn about and recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Aboriginal, treaty and title rights
  • Understand how to use and integrate traditional forest-related knowledge into forest planning, projects, and operations
  • Develop customized communications approaches that foster respectful relationships with Indigenous Peoples and communities
  • Co-develop forest-focused projects and initiatives alongside local Indigenous partners
  • Learn how to create and promote meaningful workforce development opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and communities within the forest sector
  • Develop an Indigenous Relations policy and training program tailored to your organization’s unique objectives, structure and operating locations

COURSES

Acknowledging Traditional and Treaty Territory
This 2-hr course provides foundational information about Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Topics include identifying communities & relevant treaties within your local area and crafting a territorial acknowledgment.
Understanding and Upholding the Duty to Consult
This 3-hour online course is designed for individuals possessing moderate knowledge about Indigenous Peoples in Canada who are responsible for Indigenous community engagement, consultation, or implementation of 3rd party certification.
Developing an Indigenous Relations Policy
This 30-minute mini-unit is designed for individuals who lead their organization’s Indigenous Relations initiatives, or who are involved in strategic planning and policy development.
Developing an Indigenous Relations Training Program
This 70-minute mini unit is designed for individuals who lead their organization’s Indigenous Relations initiatives, or who want to develop or enhance an Indigenous Relations training program.
Respectful Communication
This 40-minute course is for individuals who currently work with Indigenous Peoples, or who would like to build more meaningful relationships through the practice of active listening and respectful communication.
Respecting Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge
This 40-minute mini course is designed for individuals who already work with, or who would like to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples through their professional roles in the sustainable forest management sector.
Co-Developing Projects and Initiatives
This 60-minute mini unit is designed for individuals who currently work with Indigenous Peoples, or who would like to build more meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities through their professional roles.
Indigenous Employment and Workforce Development
This 90-minute micro-credential is designed for human resources professionals, or anyone who would like to promote meaningful workforce development opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities within the forest sector.
Advancing Economic Reconciliation Through Business Collaborations
This 60-minute micro-credential is designed for individuals who work with Indigenous Peoples, or who would like to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and advance economic reconciliation in the forest sector.

COURSE BUNDLES

Our bundles combine courses listed above into different themes and offer them at a lower cost.

Respecting Aboriginal and Treaty Rights within Sustainable Forest Management
This 5-hour bundle will provide you with an understanding of the Indigenous Peoples’ rights in Canada and why Indigenous Peoples are essential partners within the forestry, parks, & conservation sectors.
Courses included:
  • Acknowledging Traditional and Treaty Territory ($59.99)
  • Understanding and Upholding the Duty to Consult ($89.99)
Building Respectful Forest-Focused Relationships with Indigenous Peoples
This 4-hour bundle will enhance your ability to build meaningful forest-focused relationships with Indigenous communities and contribute to sector-wide reconciliation efforts. From strategic long-term planning to respectful daily communication and integrating traditional forest-related knowledge into your operations, this bundle will help you move your organization’s Indigenous relationships forward in a positive way.
Courses included:
  • Developing an Indigenous Relations Policy ($32.99)
  • Developing an Indigenous Relations Training Program ($69.99)
  • Respectful Communication ($39.99)
  • Respecting Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge ($32.99)
  • Co-Developing Projects and Initiatives ($59.99)
Indigenous Relations for Environmental Educators
This 4-hour bundle is designed for environmental educators who would like to enhance their ability to build meaningful forest-focused relationships with Indigenous communities and respectfully co-develop environmental education programs and resources alongside Indigenous communities, educators, and knowledge holders.
Courses included:
  • Acknowledging Traditional and Treaty Territory ($59.99)
  • Respectful Communication ($39.99)
  • Respecting Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge ($32.99)
  • Co-Developing Projects and Initiatives ($59.99)
Indigenous Relations for Forest Sector Human Resources Professionals
This 5-hour bundle is designed for forest sector human resources professionals who would like to enhance their abilities to recruit, retain, and meaningfully support Indigenous employees and promote an effective Indigenous Relations Training Program throughout their organization.
Courses included:
  • Acknowledging Traditional and Treaty Territory ($59.99)
  • Developing an Indigenous Relations Training Program ($69.99)
  • Indigenous Community Engagement: Respectful Communication ($39.99)
  • Indigenous Employment and Workforce Development ($99.99)
Paul Robitaille
Senior Director, Indigenous and Youth Relations
613-288-5856
Nadine Block
Senior VP, Community and Government Relations
202-596-3456
Gordy Mouw
Director, SFI Program Participant Relations
715-220-4132