Indigenous Interests and Stakeholder Engagement
We strive to build trust and promote respectful relationships within all communities by creating effective platforms for open communication.
The Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail Article interviewing Christy Smith dated September 14, 2022: Indigenous inclusion at work is more than just representation – it’s reconciliation
Weaving Two Worlds
A must read for those working in the resource based industry : Weaving Two Worlds: Economic Reconciliation Between Indigenous Peoples and the Resource Sector – by Christy Smith and Michael McPhie
"We have an unparalleled track record in bridging the gap between industry, community, First Nations and government; and are known for achieving positive outcomes that allow projects to advance successfully."
Key services include
- Incorporation of Indigenous knowledge and values in regulatory processes and corporate decision making;
- Community and Indigenous engagement strategy development;
- Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous interests’ assessments;
- Relationship development, management & ongoing engagement with Indigenous communities;
- Reconciliation Action plans;
- Economic partnership development strategies and execution;
- Traditional knowledge and land use studies and mapping;
- UNDRIP action plan and strategy development;
- ESG+I strategy development, reporting, and assessments with a focus on the inclusion of Indigenous rights and interests;
- ESG+I financing strategy development and portfolio management;
- Free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) action plan development and evaluation;
- Development and assessment of Indigenous-led climate change adaptation and mitigation, net-zero, and sustainability action plans;
- Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD);
- Collaborative community-based indicator work; and
- Investor due diligence and materiality assessments.
Erin is the Indigenous Engagement and Human Environment Practice lead at Falkirk and brings more than 20 years of professional experience working as an environmental practitioner in stakeholder and Indigenous engagement roles within various natural resource and energy sectors.
Melissa has a Master's in International Development Studies from the University of Ottawa and an Undergraduate Degree in Political Science from the University of Alberta. She enjoys finding creative solutions to new problems and finding the most efficient path in a logistical puzzle.
Nikki has a degree in Geography and Environmental studies and is currently in the process of obtaining her MBA. Before joining the Falkirk team in 2023, Nikki worked in the mining sector at Teck Highland Valley Copper (THVC). While at THVC, Nikki worked as a Cultural Heritage Coordinator and Safety & Loss Control Coordinator.
Alyssia is an environmental professional with 10 years of experience working in the environmental sector as an environmental consultant and as a referrals analyst for the shishalh Nation. Alyssia is registered as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia.
An innovative community leader with over 10 years in business development. Skilled in creating meaningful, lasting, and mutually beneficial partnerships. Focused on leading and improving Indigenous Relations in the extractives sector. Member of the Skeetchestn Indian Band.
Vice President, Indigenous and Stakeholder Engagement
Environmental and Indigenous Engagement Specialist
Senior Engagement Specialist
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