Introduction to Indigenous Relations in British Columbia - 4 Week Training Program

April 21 - May 12, 2021

This is a 4-week training program that will help you understand why the context of Indigenous issues and relations is critical to investing and living in British Columbia.  This webinar series is about providing that background in a plain, straight-forward way.  This series of sessions will be based on workshops that Peter Walters has led for government agencies, non-profit groups and the private sector.  This is about understanding how we got here and how to move forward. 

The format will be based around an eight-episode podcast series.  Each of the four one-hour webinars will cover 2 podcast topics.  The podcast will be introduced and then we will play it and then answer any questions that the participants may have.

We will have 4 sessions to complete this training and a certificate will be issued upon completion of all 4 sessions.   

We will cover the following topics:

Webinar 1 – “How We Got Here” & “Names Have Power”
Webinar 2 – “Consultation and Court Decisions” & “Veto, Aboriginal Rights and Aboriginal Title”
Webinar 3 – “UNDRIP and the Calls to Action” & “BC Treaty Process and Other Agreements”
Webinar 4 – “Politics and Power” & “Personal Reflections”

Sessions will take place at Noon – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday’s:

  • April 21
  • April 28
  • May 5
  • May 12

This is your opportunity to have questions asked and answered.  Questions can be sent in advance to or you can ask them in the Q&A session of the webinar.  Either is perfectly acceptable. 

BIO – Peter Walters

Peter Walters

After nearly 35 years in the BC Public Service, many of them as an Assistant Deputy Minister in the Indigenous relations, natural resource and tourism ministries, Peter has focused on helping Indigenous communities, provincial agencies and the private sector work better together.

He currently:

  • leads workshops and produces podcasts on Indigenous relations, government structure, and "how to brief",
  • provides Indigenous relations guidance to businesses,
  • helps Indigenous organizations navigate the provincial government,
  • facilitates meetings and strategic planning sessions, and
  • takes on writing and research projects for NGOs, the private sector and government.

He has been an REIBC member since 1989.

REIBC thanks the Real Estate Foundation of BC for their support.

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