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Indigenous Peoples’ realities and rights

Indigenous Peoples’ realities and rights

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Target clientele

Teaching and non-teaching staff, school principals and school boards, student life animators, community organization staff or committees, psychosocial rehabilitation agency staff, unions, public servants (With reference to training for public servants, this training responds to Call to Action 57, "Professional Development and Training for Public Servants" issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission), employers and managers, women’s groups and organizations, human rights organizations’ staff, citizen groups, trainers, activists who lead human rights and freedoms defence or education projects, or who wish to develop such projects.


  • learning to recognize the most common misconceptions about Indigenous Peoples
  • thinking critically about the assimilation laws and policies that have undermined Indigenous Peoples’ rights in Québec and other parts of Canada
  • understanding the situation and kinds of discrimination experienced by Indigenous Peoples today
  • knowing about the national and international legal instruments that protect and guarantee Indigenous Peoples’ rights
  • reflecting on strategic action you can take to uphold the rights of the Indigenous Peoples in your life


This training session addresses Indigenous Peoples' realities in Québec and Canada from socio-historical and contemporary perspectives; human rights violations and various forms of discrimination faced by Indigenous Peoples; national and international legal instruments that protect and guarantee their rights; and proposals for practices to combat racism against Indigenous Peoples where they live.

This training session lasts 6 hours.

Educational approach

Various approaches may be used: Formal lectures, a participatory approach, sharing/discussions, concrete examples, simulation exercises, etc.


Request this training session

Conta​ct us by e-mail or by phone (1 800 361-6477, ext. 216) with the following information:

  • Name of your organization, company or institution
  • Contact details
  • Requested workshop
  • Number of people attending
  • Preferred date and time 
  • Venue

Contact us at least six weeks in advance to schedule this training session.


​​​All our training sessions are free of charge.

They last at least three hours, and are offered to groups of 15 people or more and take place in the venue of your choice.