May 12, 2015

Management Consulting Services leading to Accreditation


NIPISSING FIRST NATION (May 12, 2015) – Nbisiing Consulting continues to grow – serving as a positive force for Aboriginal business and organizational development. Today, Bob Goulais, President and Senior Principal of Nbisiing Consulting Inc. announced an expanded scope of management consulting services dedicated to foster excellence and quality organizational and corporate development. “Nbisiing Consulting’s team has

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May 1, 2015

Safety Moment: Give ‘em a Brake


It’s going to be another beautiful weekend in most parts of the country.  As the spring weather improves that means more and more families will be travelling the highways and byways.  The good weather also means that highway construction season has begun. All those warning signs, and orange and black pylons clearly indicate the presence

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April 25, 2015

Introducing Indigenous Cultural Advisory Services


Having a challenge connecting with your Aboriginal partner?  Willing to consider an “outside-the-box” approach that can truly meet the needs of the community you are working with?  Nbisiing Consulting Inc.’s approach promotes a new way of doing business with First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.  In other words, an approach that is consistent with indigenous values, that is

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April 20, 2015

Why do I need to work with Aboriginal communities?


Why is it a good practice to build working relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities? Set aside that it just might be the right thing to do, or that your dialogue may result in the necessary support, consent and social license to operate on traditional territory. The most basic rationale for good Aboriginal relations

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April 14, 2015

First Impressions: Meeting your Indigenous Partner for the First Time


You may be a bit nervous, feeling unprepared and vulnerable. Or perhaps you are overconfident and feel this meeting may feel this is not a big deal. Either way, your first face-to-face meeting with a potential First Nation, Métis or Inuit partner is critical in building trust, and establishing a relationship that will lead to

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April 6, 2015

Due Consideration: Working with remote First Nations


There are certain realities that must be considered when working with First Nation communities in remote parts of the country. If these considerations are not factored into an engagement plan, or your plan to work in partnership with First Nation communities, you may find your plans stifled by a lack of enthusiasm. High Cost –

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March 22, 2015

Understanding Indigenous Perspectives on World Water Day


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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March 19, 2015

Safety Moment – A Driving Checklist


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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March 18, 2015

Youth hockey reaches thousands of First Nations people


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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March 17, 2015

Introducing… Nbisiing Consulting and a New Way of Doing Business


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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