We provide a range of research, policy, negotiation, advisory, and capacity building services to Indigenous and local communities, over a series of interconnected areas:

Peace River study

Traditional knowledge and use

Helping communities to identify and map key values in relation to proposed industrial developments.

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Boat on Peace

Mapping and GIS

Giving communities the tools and training they need to create and manage their own map data.

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Young moose. Credit: Jim DeRoy


Supporting communities as they use their own knowledge to assess, monitor, and manage important animals, plants, and landscapes.

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Char drying in the Arctic


Helping communities to identify and monitor their own economic and social priorities.

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Supporting communities through the development of innovative research and evaluation methods to support an understanding of health from an Indigenous perspective.

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River in northern BC

Impact and benefit agreement (IBA) negotiation

Supporting communities to negotiate and implement strong agreements that generate substantial benefits, while also protecting their lands and way of life.

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wind turbines

Environmental assessment support

Helping communities to participate effectively in environmental assessment processes triggered by proposed industrial developments.

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Moberly Lake

Indigenous Planning

Helping communities to develop plans, policies, protocols, and capacity for governance, economic development, land use planning, tourism, or climate change adaptation.

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Capacity Building

Providing a variety of tailored training courses in communities to enhance their skills and capacity for research, policy development, and negotiation.

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The Firelight Group

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


VANCOUVER (604) 563-2245
VICTORIA (250) 590-9017
EDMONTON (780) 760-1255