Pamela Perreault

MSc Forest Management
Team Co-Lead: Ecology Studies
Team Co-Lead: Indigenous Planning

Office Phone: (778) 851-0264
Cell Phone: (705) 255-1560
Location: Xwmélch’tstn, West Vancouver Office

Pamela Perreault is a member of Garden River First Nation in Ontario. Her academic and
consulting careers have taken her across Canada, and around the world in pursuit of knowledge
and understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ connection with forested landscapes. She has
worked with First Nation governments, regional organizations, NGOs and state governments on
projects related to resource policy development and implementation, land-use planning,
Indigenous housing, community-based research and the implementation of the UN Declaration
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in
forest certification.

Pamela has been a research fellow at the University of Auckland NZ, a Member of the Forest
Sciences Board of the BC Ministry of Forests, a Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Forestry at
UBC, and a university instructor on Haida Gwaii and at Algoma University. She began her
academic career in biology, specializing in freshwater ecology at the University of Waterloo. She
has a Masters of Science in Forest Management from UBC. She is co-editor of the book
Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada (UBC Press 2013). In 2014, Pamela returned to
her home community of Garden River First Nation with her husband and son where she served
as an elected Council member for a 2-year term. Today, she happily lives and works between
two homes – Vancouver Island in British Columbia and Garden River First Nation.

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