Archive for March 2015

Understanding Indigenous Perspectives on World Water Day

March 22, 2015

Today is World Water Day, a day established by the United Nations to celebrate and protect clean water. In Canada, we are fortunate to be surrounded by a nearly limitless supply of the cleanest, freshest water in the world. We know very well that many other people and places on the planet are not so

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Safety Moment – A Driving Checklist

March 19, 2015

About the Safety Moment – I’ve done work with a number of indigenous and non-indigenous companies that have a wonderful policy – a requirement to start every one of their meetings with something called a “Safety Moment”. The Safety Moment is a snippit of safety information meant to keep health, safety and security at the

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Youth hockey reaches thousands of First Nations people

March 18, 2015

One of the essential elements of my philosophy and a new way of doing business with Canada’s First Peoples is understanding and appreciating our values, needs and priorities. There is no greater priority than our children and youth. While it is essential to keep your corporate eye on the prize – a.k.a. project success –

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Introducing… Nbisiing Consulting and a New Way of Doing Business

March 17, 2015

NIPISSING FIRST NATION – “It is with great pleasure that I announce the establishment of Nbisiing Consulting,” said Bob Goulais, President and Senior Principal of the boutique consulting firm based in Nipissing First Nation.  “I’m proud that my company carries the name of my community and my people.” With the launch of the website,

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Successful Aboriginal Consultation Requires Partnership

March 3, 2015

There are many corporations that are looking for the right formula for successful consultation with First Nation, Métis and Inuit people in Canada. You may have a critical project in First Nation’s traditional territory that requires work with local communities. Legal counsel, government officials and your own Aboriginal Affairs advisors assure you that there are

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Managing and Prioritizing Your Tasks

March 3, 2015

What a lot of professionals tend to overlook are the everyday demands on their time and energy.  People are often consumed with the priorities others put on their needs, rather than prioritizing and managing your tasks based on your needs. In terms of what you are doing, right now, tasks are often divided into two

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