Ashley Churchill

BA Geography
Indigenous Governance Support Specialist
Email: ashley.churchill@firelight.ca
Office Phone: (778) 851-0264
Cell Phone: (250) 580-4925
Location: Xwmélch’tstn, West Vancouver Office


Ashley is Secwépemc from Simpcw First Nation, working as an Indigenous Governance Support Specialist with The Firelight Group. She is currently working from q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), Stó:lō, Sc̓əwaθn Məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen) territories. Ashley facilitates custom training programs and assists with community capacity development related to the Crown Consultation process and the management of referrals for development activities that have the potential to impact Title, Rights, and Interests of Indigenous groups. She also has a background in Indigenous genealogy research and Title and Rights research support. Ashley has over 5 years experience working both directly in communities as a referrals coordinator and land monitor, as well as over a decade of experience as a consultant providing community-based training and workshop facilitation. She has worked on Post Secondary decolonization initiatives and has provided cultural sensitivity editing and decolonizing implementation support for higher education curriculum development.

Ashley has an associate degree in Environmental Studies from Douglas College and a BA in Geography with a minor in Indigenous Studies at the University of Victoria. While working on her majors, Ashley has focused on community-based research, Indigenous land stewardship, cumulative effects, and impact assessment processes. She has also completed multiple apprenticeships on protecting Indigenous ecological knowledge, decolonizing curriculum, capacity support software development, and continues to provide subject-matter support for the development of applications and tools for managing and analyzing impacts on Indigenous Title, Rights, and Interests.

The Firelight Group

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

Offices

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

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