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Bob Joseph ~ Indigenous Relations & 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:00pm

Live Webinar


Join Bob Joseph, author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, for an evening of questions, answers and discussion about his latest book, Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality.

Have you wondered about the differences between hereditary and elected Indigenous leadership? Confused about the treaty process and Aboriginal Rights and Title? Eager to build positive relationships with Indigenous people?

With the objective of making reconciliation a reality, Indigenous Relations helps to build a toolkit for respectful Indigenous relationships by outlining essential information about conducting business and personal interactions with Indigenous people. Engaging both key issues at the heart of Canadian identity and current affairs, Joseph provides practical, accessible answers to complex questions.

Bob Joseph is the founder and President of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. and has provided training on Indigenous relations since 1994. Each year he assists thousands of individuals and organizations in building respectful and effective Indigenous relations. He has an educational background in Business Administration, International Trade and is a certified Master Trainer.

Bob is an Indigenous person, or more specifically a status Indian. He is an initiated member of the Hamatsa Society and has inherited a chief’s seat in the Gayaxala (Thunderbird) clan, the first clan of the Gwawa’enuxw one of the 18 tribes that make up the Kwakwaka'wakw. Bob is anticipating holding his first potlatch as a chief once it is safe to host a large gathering. His chief name is K’axwsumala’galis, which, loosely translated, means "whale who emerges itself from the water and presents itself to the world."

He is the auhor of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act and the co-author of Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips, and Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality, which has been shortlisted for the 2020 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award of the BC and Yukon Book Prizes and for the 2020 Fred Kerner Book Award.