Mediation can provide a rich opportunity for First Nations to address community issues related to governance, land, and resources as well as social and cultural issues.
In addition, the mediation process typically provides opportunities to build respect and enhance relationships.
Over the past several years there has been an increase in the need in First Nation communities for planning such as comprehensive community plans and land use planning.
The types of projects are based on collaborative processes which bring community members together in a positive and productive environments. Often these projects require conflict resolution skills in order to focus on the common community goals and to implement solutions that will work.
In addition, there is often a need to contact and communicate with members that are at a distance and not necessarily living at home or even within the territory. The challenges are often how to provide information to members and how to receive community input in a way that is both meaningful and useful.
The use of telephone, online, and face to face mediation can be an effective approach to the opportunities and challenges faced by First Nations today.
So if you are interested in learning more about these types of services, then why not contact Gillian for more information.
All for now, Gillian