Janelle Kuntz

MA Anthropology
Senior Researcher
Email: janelle.kuntz@firelight.ca
Office Phone: (604) 563-2245
Cell Phone: (604) 589-6242
Location: Vancouver Office

Janelle Kuntz is Senior Researcher at the Firelight Group. She is a settler-Canadian with German and English heritage and is grateful to reside on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Janelle holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Victoria with a focus on Indigenous women’s agency in environmental assessments. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta with a focus on Indigenous policy.

Janelle works with the Socio-Economic Research team at Firelight and has cross-sector experience conducting community-based research for traditional knowledge and use studies, health research, IBA negotiation support, socio-economic impact assessments, and more. The work she supports is often related to Indigenous rights within the context of resource extraction, where she is guided by community-led principles that support self-determination. 

Janelle is thankful to support numerous Indigneous governments, Nations, communities, and organizations across Turtle Island.

The Firelight Group

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


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