Module 1 – Starting Dialogue and Systems Thinking

What does effective and meaningful engagement between engineers and Indigenous communities look like? This module will guide students through First Nation governance and policies, and how to utilize systems thinking in forming partnerships and collaborations with Indigenous communities. 


Learning Objectives

Following this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of simple and complex systems
  • Express the complexity of intercultural partnerships through the generation of a systems map
  • Locate mutually beneficial, sustainable partnership objectives among a list
  • Select an appropriate community contact on a First Nation’s website
  • Re-create a collaboration systems map based on a relevant example
  • Acknowledge the importance mapping communication channels
  • Formulate a personal understanding of respectful email communication


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