Indigenous Engagement Handbook

The Indigenous Engagement Handbook is a resource for non-Indigenous organizations; it provides best practices and approaches for hosting and facilitating Indigenous workshops and focus groups.

Developed in collaboration with pipikwan pêhtâkwan, an Indigenous-owned agency focused on elevating Indigenous voices, projects, and issues, the Handbook is meant as a reference point when engaging and writing with Indigenous Peoples. It features collective knowledge from Indigenous Peoples, communities, academics, Knowledge Keepers, and Elders.

The Indigenous Engagement Handbook is not a one-stop, all-encompassing document that holds all the answers or knowledge, but rather a starting point for organizers to reference. Decolonized practices in engagement and communications are evolving and fluid.

Access this Handbook for information on how to engage respectfully with Indigenous Peoples and to determine where more work may be needed within your practice.

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