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Rachel Pelletier

BA Environmental Sciences & Anthropology

Junior Researcher

Phone: (438) 535-3744
Location: Val-d’Or, QC


Rachel Pelletier is a Junior Researcher with the Negotiation Team at The Firelight Group.  She is currently completing an M.A. in Indigenous Law and Territorial Governance in partnership with the Anishnabe Nation of Lac Simon, focusing on the impact of Quebec's wildlife management policies and Western conservation approaches on traditional hunting. Rachel holds a BA in Environmental Sciences and Anthropology and completed an immersive semester at the Haida Gwaii Institute of the Xaayda Nation, exploring self-determination and shared governance within conservation initiatives. Prior to joining Firelight, Rachel served as an environmental analyst for the Simo Sagainiwininik (people of the Anishnabe Nation of Lac Simon) and conducted research on urban Indigenous issues and community justice.

Rachel is of Euro-Canadian ancestry and was born and raised in the Tiohtià:ke area (now known as Montreal). She currently resides in Val-d'Or on Anicinape Aki/Nitakinan, the unceded traditional land of the Anishnabe Nation. Apart from work, Rachel enjoys forest walks, berry picking, canoeing rivers, and delving into the history of different places.