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The Firelight Group

Pamela Perreault, MSc

MSc Forest Management

Team Lead: Ecology

Team Lead: Planning & Implementation


Office Phone: (778) 851-0264

Cell Phone: (705) 255-1560

Location: Xwmélch’tstn, West Vancouver Office


Pamela Perreault (she/her) 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.