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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Communicating with First Nations People workshop in Hobbema

Today, I attended the communication workshop in Hobbema. I learned about eye contact, FN people do not complaint and don't like to brag. I was informed about FNs rituals, traditions and celebrations. The barriers such as transition from reserve to city were explained. Some tips were given such as 'Inform your employees'.  FN people have good listening skills as it is part of their culture to listen to stories and the teachings at ceremonies. The family ties and kinship are important and the family structure was explained.