Indigenous Awareness Virtual Workshops



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Businesses have an obligation under the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 92 to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources. Our workshops will give companies in the Consulting Engineering Industry the opportunity to start or supplement their Indigenous Awareness journey.

Friday, February 26, 2021 11:30-1:30PM

Monday, March 1, 2021  11:30-1:30PM

Friday, March 5, 2021  11:30-1:30PM

Early Bird  Registration Deadline: January 29, 2021

Registration Deadline: February 23, 2021

Friday, February 26th

11:25-11:30 AM


11:30 -12:15PM

Reconciliation Saskatoon (45 mins)

12:15-1:15 PM


Client Panel Discussion -  Procurement and Indigenous Engagement Strategies(1 hour)

Both public and private sector clients share their Indigenous Engagement Strategies, some of the challenges they encountered, the benefits they see from having an Indigenous Engagement Strategy and how it impacts their procurement process.

  • SaskPower
  • Nutrien
  • SaskBuilds

1:15-1:30 PM


John Lagimodiere, President/Owner Aboriginal Consulting Services  (15 mins)

Monday, March 1st & Friday, March 5th

11:25-11:30 AM


11:30-1:30 PM


John Lagimodiere  (2 Hours)

Using humour and history, John will guide you through 500 years of contact that relates to Saskatchewan’s Indigenous population. In the process people will come to understand Terminology and Demographics, the Treaties and the impact of the Indian Act on First Nations people and Metis history and current happenings. Though some difficult history like residential schools is discussed, the seminar ends on a positive note as we examine the investments, partnerships and trends that are happening in the community as we turn the corner and Indigenous people take their place in Canada and Saskatchewan. 


Reconciliation Saskatoon is a community of organizations, non-profits, businesses, faith-communities and partners who have come together to initiate a citywide conversation about reconciliation and provide opportunities for everyone to engage in Calls to Action. 

John Lagimodiere is the President/Owner of ACS and a well-respected Saskatchewan entrepreneur. John’s Métis family history goes back to the Red River and homeland of the Métis Nation. His great, great, great, great grandmother, Marie Anne Lagimodiere, was the first white woman to settle in Western Canada and grandmother to Louis Riel. John is a member of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan, CUMFI Local #165.

As a business owner and employer of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, John understands the challenges faced by both employees and employers in the workplace. John holds a Sociology degree from University of Saskatchewan with a focus on Aboriginal history and issues. He is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and the City of Saskatoon Living in Harmony award.

John’s knowledge, experience and storytelling ability have contributed to his success as a communicator, facilitator and keynote presenter.


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