Lauren Tekano

MA Geomatics for Environmental Management (M.G.E.M.)
GIS Technician 
Phone: (778) 834-1607
Location: Xwmélch’tstn (Squamish Capilano 5 Reserve) Office

Lauren is a Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with the Firelight Group. She holds a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Victoria, where she concentrated in Environment & Sustainability, and her Masters in Geomatics for Environmental Management (M.G.E.M.), through the University of British Columbia’s Forestry Department. Her Masters research project focused on quantifying and mapping forest coverage change due to natural and anthropogenic disturbances in the Squamish River Valley, B.C. Through her professional experience and her studies, she has developed a strong interest in working with GIS and mapping for problem solving and story telling.

Lauren is passionate about building GIS capacity in Indigenous communities, and works with Firelight to train, educate and mentor Indigenous mappers on a range of topics including: mapping for traditional knowledge and use studies, data management, GIS analysis, and cartographic principles.

The Firelight Group

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


VICTORIA (250) 590-9017
EDMONTON (780) 760-1255


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