The Firelight Group

Research, policy, negotiation, advisory, and capacity building services for Indigenous and local communities

Who Are We?

We are an Indigenous-owned consulting group that works with Indigenous and local communities in Canada and beyond to provide high quality research, policy, planning, mapping, negotiation, and advisory services. Our work focuses on culture, health, socio-economics, ecology, and governance to support the rights and interests of Indigenous communities.

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Our Approach

We work for Indigenous communities

Firelight works only for Indigenous and local communities, or on projects where communities support our participation.

Comprehensive support

We provide research, guidance, and support through all stages of environmental assessments, negotiations, and community policy and planning.

Capacity building

We build capacity in communities, by training and mentoring through all stages of our work.

Quality

We are committed to high quality, objective, evidence-based, peer-reviewed research, and to providing deliverables that are timely, relevant, effective, and respected by all parties.

Social return

We give back to the communities we work with by supporting culturally, politically, or ecologically important initiatives. Learn more about social return…



News

National Day of Remembrance for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls & Two-Spirited Peoples
May 5th marks the National Day of Remembrance for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited People. We take a moment of pause to honour the lives lost due to colonialism and systemic racism.

We’re Hiring!
We are looking for a researcher and a research intern to join our Socio-economic team. Apply today! Learn more here.

Check out our blog post, published by PBS Teachers Lounge!
Learn more about how we created the Indigenous Mapping Collective and the importance of decolonizing the map.

Indigenous Mental Health
Taking care of yourself is a radical act. Caring for your community is a radical act. Unpacking trauma is an act of resilience and a sign of strength. Click here for Indigenous mental health resources available in Canada. Please feel free to share more resources with us by emailing communications@firelight.ca.

Firelight’s Response to COVID-19
Please click here for more information on what Firelight is doing to keep communities and employees safe as we begin to conduct field work in communities where requested.


Before working with Firelight I had never collected any traditional land values. They walked me through the process and gave me all the knowledge I need to perform direct-to-digital mapping, including what I would need to direct… The staff are friendly and professional, and I look forward to continuing working with them.

Delta Flood
Land and Resource Manager, Matachewan First Nation
The Firelight Group

Research, policy, planning, mapping, negotiation, advisory, and capacity building services for Indigenous and local communities.

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XWMÉLCH’tSTN (SQUAMISH CAPILANO 5 RESERVE) (778) 851-0264
VICTORIA (250) 590-9017
EDMONTON (780) 760-1255

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