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Keys for Developing Relationships with Indigenous Communities

First Nations play an important role in the country’s economic and political landscape. Understanding how they operate is vital in building strong, flourishing business ties with Indigenous communities.

Through this program, you will develop skills and knowledge that you can leverage to enhance these relationships and discover voices and experiences that will provide you with unique insight into these realities. You and your organization will thus be better equipped to engage in a conversation with First Nations stakeholders.


$995 + taxes


One day - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

On-site, Downtown
Hélène-Desmarais Building

April 12, 2024

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  • Learn about the historical, political and organizational contexts of First Nations.
  • Identify key factors in developing productive business relationships with Indigenous communities.
  • Broaden your professional network and make connections with those involved or interested in Indigenous reconciliation and economic development.

Is this for you?

  • Your job requires you to interact with First Nations communities or organizations.
  • A well-informed understanding of the relevant issues is a must in strategically aligning your activities.
  • You are interested in learning more about the concept of economic reconciliation and fine-tuning your skills.

Special features

  • You will develop your proficiency and learn directly from two First Nations Executive Education instructors in a safe space for dialogue and reflection.
  • The program content is developed and taught by a First Nations and non-Indigenous pair of instructors.
  • Participants will hear first hand from an Indigenous business owner.


This training is offered in collaboration with:

First Nations Executive Education, propelled by Executive Education HEC Montréal

“This is an excellent training program on the historical, political and social contexts of Indigenous peoples. I really appreciated the fact that it was taught by both an HEC Montréal lecturer and a First Nations representative. The combination of academic insight and traditional Indigenous knowledge is very enlightening.”

Catherine Gaudreau, Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Fasken


Éric Cardinal
Éric Cardinal

President, SEIZE03
Ian Picard
Ian Picard
EMBA McGill – HEC Montréal
Deputy Manager of Development and Asset Management, RBA Financial Group
  • Indigenous spiritual greeting
  • Political and organizational context of First Nations
  • Political and legal context of First Nations in Quebec
  • First Nations: Myths and realities
  • Immersion in First Nations culture
  • First Nations quiz
  • Group discussions
  • First-hand account from an Indigenous business owner
  • Sharing of participants’ experiences
  • Candid questions from participants welcome at all times

Completion of this program qualifies participants to receive an attestation from First Nations Executive Education, propelled by Executive Education HEC Montréal.

For more information about this program

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Émilie Mazet

Émilie Mazet
Program Manager

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