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Indigenous Engagement and Collaboration


Concordia University of Edmonton’s (CUE) newest professional development course, Indigenous Engagement and Collaboration, considers the various ways of incorporating Indigenous worldviews into your industry and government projects.

As part of a small working group, you will work first-hand with Alberta-based Indigenous partners on ethical challenges related to such topics as consultation, intellectual property, or economic development. By the end of the course, you will understand how to include and champion Indigenous knowledge and voices into your work and present outcomes important for Indigenous partnerships.

This course is ideal for anyone who is responsible for developing, leading, and managing projects in, or with, Indigenous communities and is seeking guidance, mentorship, and direction.

indigenous engagement course schedule
Weekday Evenings
indigenous engagement delivery method
In-Person Delivery
indigenous engagement requirements
No Prerequisites for External Students

Course Schedule

Sept 7 – Dec 7, 2023 Thursdays 5:00 – 8:00 pm 39 hours Funded*
Jan 11 – Apr 4, 2024 Thursdays 5:00 – 8:00 pm 39 hours Funded*

*This course is made possible by Suncor Energy Foundation funding of the project âniskômohcikewin: Finding Connection through Relationship and Research. This year, external continuing education students can enrol for free.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Implement Indigenous worldviews from the theoretical to the practical within Indigenous engagement initiatives that are relevant to the Indigenous partner.
  • Create innovative approaches to integrating Indigenous worldviews into industry and government projects through a means of collaboration, decolonization, and Indigenization.
  • Prepare design thinking approaches to their research projects while establishing meaningful relations between community partners and stakeholders.
  • Employ critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills to meet project objectives and effectively present outcomes important for Indigenous partnerships.
  • Manage an ethical research project that integrates Indigenous knowledge focused on the betterment of Canadian settlers to Indigenous society.

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Email us at extension@concordia.ab.ca