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Facilitating meaningful and important conversations. 

Community Engagement 

Canada's journey to engage in Reconciliation and move towards greater recognition of Indigenous title and rights requires the inclusion of Indigenous peoples in policy development, consultations, economic development, community planning and other National issues.   

We are the leading event firm for organizations seeking community input and discussion on topics spanning a variety of subjects, from legal reform to community impact analysis.

 

As an Indigenous-owned organization with deep roots embedded in Indigenous culture and protocol, our team has been facilitating meaningful conversations and leading discussions on issues impacting Indigenous communities and peoples for over 20 years. Our team of community engagement specialists, facilitators, and partners specialize in a variety of engagement processes including:

  • workshops (in-person, hybrid, and virtual);

  • surveys;

  • discussion groups (in-person, hybrid, and virtual);

  • inquiries

  • engagement sessions

 

We are mindful in contributing to a culturally safe meeting that is respectful of Indigenous values. We are also able to:

 

  • support sensitive meetings with grounding sessions with a trauma counsellor;

  • provide event management services to federal government agencies, departments and ministries through our Supply Arrangement;

  • provide input into the identification and selection of speakers, facilitators,  elders and entertainers;

 

  • provide note taking and translation services (including simultaneous translation and sourcing Indigenous interpreters/translators);

  • manage elder assistance, including honoraria, companion arrangements, and support;

  • develop, design, and publish interim and final reports 

Highlighted Project: 

2020 Virtual Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) Workshop

 

Project Scope:

The 2020 BC Region CCP Workshop was the first-ever virtual CCP Workshop, due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. Given the virtual format, this year the workshop was co-hosted by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and the CCP Mentorship Initiative. The aim was to honour the long histories of and current innovations in community planning across First Nations in BC, while taking advantage of the virtual format to bring some out-ofprovince perspectives as well.

Project Outcomes:

 

There was a total of 217 registrants, including participants from 104 different First Nations representatives from 11 planning support organizations, 21 government staff, 11 volunteers, and 4 closed captioning staff. 

 

The virtual workshop included two pre-workshop sessions, followed by three half-day morning sessions. The timing of the sessions facilitated out-of-province participation. There were also two optional evening drop-in social sessions; sharing of First Nation community CCP stories; full-group plenary sessions; a Nation-based/regional team-building session to facilitate networking; and fifteen breakout sessions on different topics led by CCP mentors and other community specialists

Highlighted Project: 

Indigenous Monitoring Regional Workshops

 

Project Scope:

NmTC was engaged by Natural Resources Canada on behalf of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain Expansion and Existing Pipeline (IAMC-TMX). Regional workshops in Lower Mainland BC, Interior BC and Alberta took place virtually in 2021. IAMC, Canada Energy Board (CER), and Trans Mountain Corporation (TMC) developed a plan to engage with communities jointly on a regional basis to share information about their programs and discuss opportunities for communities to participate in oversight. The meeting was also an opportunity to provide Indigenous communities affected by the Trans Mountain Expansion Project with an opportunity to meet IAMC Indigenous Monitors and hear about their work on the ground.

Project Outcomes:

 

Three 1-day virtual workshops were held regionally.  The size of each workshop was approximately 80 people from the local First Nations and Metis communities.  Naut'sa mawt Event Management provided registration, notetaking, technical and logistical support of the project.

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WHY CHOOSE NAUT'SA MAWT EVENT MANAGEMENT?

Experience

We have been successfully providing high-quality event management services nationwide for over two decades, delivering engaging events and facilitating meaningful conversations that have a lasting impact on our clients and attendees.