Young Indigenous woman at RRC Polytech

Part-time and Online Education

Indigenous and Canadian Government Relationships

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This micro-credential course is part of a training initiative by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) and the Government of Canada to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy.

Indigenous, industry and community leaders

The Indigenous and Canadian Government Relationships micro-credential course focuses on Section 35 of the Constitution Act and the Duty to Consult. Using an Indigenous lens, students will learn about the relevant laws, principles, policies and obligations to work towards reconciliation, such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action.

This course provides:

  • The tools to complete a jurisdictional scan involving federal and provincial acts and the Natural Resource Transfer Act (NRTA).
  • Knowledge of community and land-based research approaches, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and principles of ownership, control, access and possession (OCAP).
  • The ability to identify obligations related to data, intellectual property rights and legal obligations related to agreements and contracts.
  • Analysis of a case study that has established precedence of consultation determinants of Section 35.

Course Information

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  • Laena Garrison


This course does not have prerequisites.


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Interested in registering multiple employees for this course? Contact us.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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