Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality

Bob Joseph (Author) Cindy Joseph (Author)


A timely sequel to the bestselling 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act--and an invaluable guide for anyone seeking to work more effectively with Indigenous Peoples.

We are all treaty people. But what are the everyday impacts of treaties, and how can we effectively work toward reconciliation if we're worried our words and actions will unintentionally cause harm?

Hereditary chief and leading Indigenous relations trainer Bob Joseph is your guide to respecting cultural differences and improving your personal relationships and business interactions with Indigenous Peoples. Practical and inclusive, Indigenous Relations interprets the difference between hereditary and elected leadership, and why it matters; explains the intricacies of Aboriginal Rights and Title, and the treaty process; and demonstrates the lasting impact of the Indian Act, including the barriers that Indigenous communities face and the truth behind common myths and stereotypes perpetuated since Confederation.

Indigenous Relations equips you with the necessary knowledge to respectfully avoid missteps in your work and daily life, and offers an eight-part process to help business and government work more effectively with Indigenous Peoples--benefitting workplace culture as well as the bottom line. Indigenous Relations is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to improve their cultural competency and undo the legacy of the Indian Act.

Product Details

Indigenous Relations Press
Publish Date
May 09, 2019
5.0 X 0.48 X 8.0 inches | 0.51 pounds

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About the Author

Bob Joseph, Author & Gabriel Sanz, Illustrator. How does an award-winning illustrator from Spain--fluent in Spanish and speaking little English--team up with an Emmy award-winning writer and author from America--fluent in English who speaks a little "Google Translate"--get together? Magic. They are not like two peas in a pod. They are more like two grapes on a vine. If Bob were a grape, he'd be Melvin--a sour grape that complains about everything! "It's too hot, it's too cold"--it's always too something or other for Melvin. And every Melvin needs a smarty like Marty to get by. If Gabriel were a grape, he'd be the cool, calming Marty. Together, Bob and Gabriel are a hilarious comedy duo. And they've created an engaging children's book with wit, heart and humor--"Sour Grapes."



"An approachable and user-friendly guidebook.... Applicable for any organizations seeking to make reconciliation a reality, including government departments, universities, schools and non-profit groups.... An essential tool for anyone wishing to contribute to reconciliation."
--Winnipeg Free Press

"A useful guide to [reconciliation.... A (and how-not-to) guide."
--The Hill Times

"Another accessible, eye-opening work and a must read for those who want to help in the moving forward of reconciliation."
--The Vancouver Sun