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

2021 Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Turtle Island #2021IMW
Have you registered for this year’s Indigenous Mapping Workshop? The event is FREE for all Indigenous peoples and settlers working for Indigenous Nations and organizations.
Register and enter our contest here.

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation: How can settlers meaningfully be an effective ally to Indigenous people?

What can settlers do to take action towards policy and change?

Read the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and contact your local MP to implement these calls to action. Find a letter template here.

Celebrate Indigenous History Month!
Check out our latest blog post as we celebrate 21 Indigenous successes from 2021.

Special Announcement: 4 Day Work Week
We are launching a pilot project for a 4 day work week. The purpose of this is not to reduce the amount of work we complete for our clients, but rather to shift the way we complete our work. Click here to learn more. 

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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