Upcoming Webinar

Indigenous Cultural Awareness

Webinar Series by Gitpo Consultants

GITPO Consultants Ltd. is a multiservice national Aboriginal consulting practice with a focus on respectful cooperation and collaboration amongst First Nations, Indigenous peoples and organizations, private sector and industry, non-governmental organizations, and governments at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels.

The GITPO team includes Chief Roger Augustine, AFN Regional Chief for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Tom Mann, former New Brunswick Deputy Minister and Aboriginal relations specialist, and Don Ferguson also a former Deputy Minister. Together they provide a combined over 100 years of First Nations and Indigenous relations, health and social services, and consultation, mediation, and government experience.

Indigenous Cultural Awareness Program

Success through engagement and respect – Presented by GITPO Consultants Ltd

These webinars are designed to advance the membership’s level of understanding of the social, cultural, and business landscape
in play in the Canadian economy. Participants will be exposed to information designed to enhance their appreciation for the current and evolving landscape in conducting their business on the unceded, un-surrendered traditional lands of the Mi’gmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamaquoddy People. 

A series of eight webinars will be presented in two sessions June 3-June 17 and September 9- October 7 in a Lunch & Learn format between 12:00-1:30 pm. The webinars will be facilitated by Tom Mann of GITPO Consultants. 

Questions?  Email at Tom Mann

Project Objective

The program is designed to advance the orientation and enhance the membership’s level of understanding of the social, cultural, and business landscape in play in the Canadian economy. Participants will be exposed to information designed to enhance their appreciation for the current and evolving landscape in conducting their business on the unceded, un-surrendered traditional lands of the Mi’gmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamaquoddy People.

A desired outcome for the Association is to begin the development of a respectful relationship with First Nations and their staff and organizations. The relationship would lead to a codification of mutual values and understandings in a Protocol.


Advanced appreciation and understanding of the legal and social context for the relationship between Canada and the Indigenous peoples.

Participants will receive a certification of completion for the complete program, if they attend all 8 webinars.


A series of eight (8) webinars will be presented in two session (May 27-June 10 & September 9- October 7) in a Lunch and Learn format from 12:00-1:30 pm. The webinars will be facilitated by Tom Mann. 

The goal is to establish a foundation of understanding and appreciation of the evolving business environment and the required relationship and engagement with First Nations and Indigenous communities and their leaders and staff.

Session one (closed)

#1 June 3  Welcome to the Program and Overview of the Landscape
#2 – June 10 Reconciliation; a non-Indigenous Person Perspective
#3 June 17 The Legal Framework

Session two (open)

#4 – September 9 Beyond the Legal Framework
#5 – September 16 Respecting Treaty Rights in 2021 Part I
#6 – September 23 Respecting Treaty Rights in 2021 Part II
#7 – September 30 Now Is the Time
#8 – October 7 Best Practices and Success Stories

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