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Working with Indigenous Communities

Over the past two decades, EDI has collaborated with Indigenous communities across western and northern Canada to build better projects and create lasting relationships. Based on our interests, passion, experience, and reputation as an honest, approachable, reliable company, we are able to support our Indigenous clients to review major projects, coordinate information gathering efforts, and build opportunities to leave positive community legacies.

At the heart of EDI’s ethic is an appreciation for listening, learning, and sharing. Our success is based on a down to earth philosophy that pursues open dialogue, common ground, and mutual best interests as a means of discovering our collaborator’s needs and how best to address them. We work with Indigenous communities to review major projects, coordinate information gathering efforts, and build opportunities to leave positive, lasting legacies.

We have a highly skilled team, composed of open-minded staff, that has extensive experience working with Indigenous communities. We build project teams that include knowledge holders and specialists from the communities we work with, to ensure we develop solutions grounded in the places we work. EDI also seeks opportunities to build capacity, empower individuals, and help turn jobs into careers where we can.

EDI offers a suite of services to help our clients succeed, including:

  • Working with Indigenous Communities
  • Biophysical study design, execution & results presentation
  • Community engagement
  • Traditional land use studies (TLU)
  • Traditional environmental knowledge studies (TEK)
  • Socio-economic studies
  • Strategic land use planning
  • Training program design & implementation
  • Links to trusted resource specialists
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