Indigenous Guide Engagement Services is 100% Indigenous owned engagement and cultural tourism focused business that will work to create long term and mutually beneficial opportunities with the Indigenous business community, the culture, arts & crafts of the Mi'kmaw people as well as their beautiful songs, dances and traditional stories.
As we grow we will be adding a number of individuals that will help our company to offer a full suite of services that the Indigenous Guide will help to reach our initial business goals.
Indigenous Cultural Tourism
Robert Bernard has been involved in cultural tourism since he was a little child. Sitting beside his father while he created beautiful art pieces made of stone, wood and other materials he saw the process unfold in front of him.
The creation of art and the connection to the culture and the appreciation of this beauty from so many visitors peaked his interest even from a young age.
Many years later Mr. Bernard has been involved with the promotion of culture and tourism from a community level to an international level with specific work done at the community levels to a national organization, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada.
It is this journey that has opened many doors to creating multiple opportunities for development, sustainability and the creation of cultural authenticity based opportunities.
Indigenous Cross Cultural
Indigenous Cross Cultural Training has been and continues to be a key process that has been a missed opportunity for many individuals, organizations, industry and government representatives for too long. Cultural Safety is about finding that path to better understanding Indigenous people across Canada and the world.
It is about understanding the true value and positive impacts of traditional knowledge. It is about creating the opportunity to see through the Indigenous lens and being able to understand the challenges and opportunities found here while also seeing from the Western view.
The traditional connection to the land, the waters, the animals, the birds and all species and how we base our teachings and cultural protocols around these are essential to the Indigenous people of this land. The basis of our people's relations surround these teachings.
Industry & Gov't Relations
Projects that involve Indigenous lands, resources, access to or opportunities derived from Crown Lands require the
Duty to Consult with Indigenous peoples. This applies across the country and in some specific cases refer directly back to many established treaties.
Many industries have made the mistake to overlook the importance of working with Indigenous peoples connected to the lands that they intend to occupy, work and develop projects on and in many cases have already started projects/work without proper notification or protocols for inclusion and support.
In other cases many government agencies also lack the foresight to create those meaningful and inclusive opportunities to have an Indigenous voice guiding their processes. These lead to larger issues later on in the development and delivery phases of their project deliverables.