Indigenous Awareness Training

Custom training in understanding the Indigenous cultures of Canada

NorQuest College’s Indigenous awareness training delivers insight, engagement, human resource tools, and a best-practice overview to understanding the Indigenous cultures of Canada.

The training provides a collaborative, grassroots Indigenous and western perspective of Indigenous Peoples. We will examine, explore, and interpret Indigenous culture, historical and current social policy, current contexts and social shifts, and the benefits of engaging and employing Indigenous Peoples in Alberta.

This training is applicable to any group of individuals — from executives and leaders to frontline employees — in private, public, and non-profit sectors. The sessions are customizable for various levels of audiences, allow for small and large group dialogue and engagement, and answer any questions the audience may have.

We can adapt and develop training to your organization’s needs.


Elliott Young

Elliott is Nehiyaw (Cree) from Ermineskin Cree Nation, one of the four nations that make up Maskwacis. Born and raised on Ermineskin, he came to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies degree with a certification in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership. Elliott’s career has been focused on policy development and coordination, community engagement, Indigenous relations, and youth engagement. Elliott’s motivation is ensuring social issues are addressed through collaboration and engagement of community.

As the Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor, Elliott will be working with external and internal stakeholders to ensure NorQuest is working collaboratively with the Indigenous community in Edmonton and surrounding area. He will be exploring ways NorQuest College can work with Indigenous communities to address their needs and improve the programs the institution offers. Elliott is an experienced facilitator and has provided Indigenous awareness training sessions for non-profits, governments, agencies, and businesses.


Our sessions can be custom-designed and held at NorQuest College, on-site at your facility, or a specified location of your choice.

A customary three-hour training session covers a wide range of topics including:


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