Bob Joseph

Bob Joseph

Bob Joseph is a hereditary chief in the Gayaxala clan, first clan of the Gwawaenuk Nation in the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast. A former associate professor at Royal Roads University, he is the author of several books, including the national bestseller 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act and, with his wife and business partner Cynthia F. Joseph, Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality, and Working Effectively With Indigenous Peoples. President of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. and a certified Master Trainer, Joseph provides Indigenous relations training to thousands of individuals and organizations every year, including all levels of government and many Fortune 500 companies. He lives in Qualicum Beach, B.C.

Twitter: @wewap


21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

Based on a viral article, <em>21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act</em> is an essential guide to understanding the rules, regulations, and prohibitions of the legal document and its repercussions on generations of Indigenous Peoples. The book presents a very broad and difficult topic in digestible language every Canadian can understand, understanding that is fundamental for reconciliation to become a reality.

Indigenous Relations

Reconciliation needs to pair intention with doing in order to be effective. <em>Indigenous Relations Insights, Tips &amp; Suggestions to Make Reconciliation A Reality </em>equips the reader with the necessary knowledge to respectfully avoid missteps in work and daily life by exploring crucial background material, including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, terminology, and treaties. It also provides concrete steps for appropriate relationship building, including making land acknowledgements, following protocols, and what to avoid doing or saying.
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<li>“Indigenous Relations” — <a href=""><em></em></a></li>
<li>“5 questions with bestselling author and businessman Bob Joseph” — <a href=""><em>BC Business</em></a></li>
<li>“Bob Joseph Is Back with Tips for Making ‘Reconciliation a Reality’” — <a href=""><em>The Tyee</em></a></li>
<li>“Indigenous author says Indian Act is overdue for change” — <a href=""><em></em></a></li>
<li>“Bob Joseph” — <a href=""><em>YouTube Channel</em></a></li>
<li>“Tips for Pronouncing his Indigenous name” — <a href=";"><em>YouTube Channel</em></a></li>


5 PM
Wordfest Presents Bob Joseph
Oct 22 @ 5 PM MT - 6:15 PM MT

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE