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Facilitating important and meaningful conversations that positively impact Indigenous communities.

Events Centred on Indigenous Issues

Naut'sa mawt Event Management, an Indigenous-owned planning company, has a 20-year history of working with governments, corporations, and organizations to manage their engagements with Indigenous peoples. We are honoured to have worked on some of Canada's most significant events impacting Indigenous communities and peoples – including comprehensive community planning, climate change adaptation, reforms to privacy laws, economic development, water resources, social services, green energy,  infrastructure,  and more. 

  • We hold a Supply Arrangement with the government of Canada to provide event management services to federal government agencies, departments and ministries.

  • As a subsidiary of the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council, we have deep roots embedded in Indigenous culture and protocol. We are mindful of our cultural values and experienced with including cultural activities in our events.

  • We have managed events encompassing budgets as high as $14 million.

In addition to our standard event management services, our services for events focused on indigenous issues include: 

  • Designing and conducting pre-event surveys tailored to Indigenous markets that identify key needs and topics;

  • Providing input into the identification and selection of speakers, facilitators, note-takers, translators, elders and entertainers;

  • Providing facilitation, technical support, note taking and translation services (including simultaneous translation and sourcing Indigenous interpreters/translators);

  • Elder assistance, including honoraria, companion arrangements, and support;

  • Indigenous marketing and promotion services; 

  • Providing indigenized graphic and web design;

  • Cash management options for unique expenditures such as honoraria;

  • Processing travel claims; and

  • Preparing reports on events based on analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.

Our team of event planning professionals, project managers, and facilitators have the skills and experience to deliver respectful, engaging, culturally sensitive meetings and events focused on Indigenous issues. 

Highlighted Project: 

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

Project Scope:

Naut'sa mawt Event Management was engaged by the Privy Council of Canada to conduct a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This project required tact, diplomacy in dealing with an issue with extreme sensitivities.  MMIWG was a benchmark project in terms of the sheer scale and scope of activities for which NmTC was tasked. 


The scope of work was to secure accommodation, meeting space, hospitality, travel coordination, other logistical services, and provide audio visual equipment and services for the Family Hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Each hearing was expected to be conducted over 3 days, reserving the day before and the day after for traveling and set-ups.  The hearings were recorded and live streamed on the National Inquiry website.

Project Outcomes:

More than 70 hearings and meetings were held in small communities and large urban centres throughout all provinces and territories in Canada - an average of one event per week for nearly one year. The size of the events ranged from small sessions to the closing event in June 2019, with 3000 participants. The project issued its final report, “Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls,” on time and within budget.

Highlighted Project: 

Our Gathering

Project Scope:

The BC Our Gathering 2020 was held during the month of January and was sponsored by the Leadership Council (Assembly of First Nations, BC Union of Indian Chiefs and the Summit) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).

The goal was to support dialogue between British Columbia First Nations, Indigenous Services Canada and other government organizations by providing a venue for discussions on emerging issues, relationship building, reconciliation, and for the sharing of information and opportunities. It is one of the highest profiles and most important such meetings held each year.

Project Outcomes:

Over 700 participants from around BC attended the 3-day event. Naut'sa mawt Event Management oversaw all aspects of the project, beginning with a detailed work plan including travel, advertising, registration, vendor management, communication and cultural presentations. Post-event resources including videos of plenary and break out sessions were made available on our website.

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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.

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