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Kris Reynolds looking away

A greater goal for English River: Engaging Indigenous talent through relationships

When it comes to recruitment, training and development, Kris Reynolds believes it all starts with strong relationships. By being an active member of her home community, Kris, as an HR advisor, can have open and honest conversations with employees and prospective employees. And it’s English River First Nation that inspires her to try to recreate a sense of community within Des Nedhe Group – where people feel like they belong.

Cheyenna Campbell outside

Knowledge sharing at the core of progressive nation to industry relationships

The importance of information in any consultation between Indigenous communities and industry or government cannot be overstated. Both parties must be privy to assessments, statements and documents, and they must be presented in a way that is clear and transparent for all involved. Cheyenna Campbell fills this information gap with every project she works on, so that industry players are developing their resources in the most respectful and ethical way. And as an English River First Nation band member and a lawyer, the work she’s doing is giving back to the community that gave her so much.

indigenous woman holding the earth

Reconciliation and sustainability, Part 2: Who is ESG for?

In our second piece in this series, we highlight ideas that come from Indigenous leaders at the FNMPC Towards Net Zero by 2050 Conference and how they relate to current ESG practices. By taking a thoughtful look at who really drives and benefits from ESG initiatives, we can better understand how the worldviews and interests of those leading a corporate sustainability approach inevitably impact its outcomes.

indigenous woman holding the earth

Reconciliation and sustainability, Part 1: Why we must challenge our current approach to corporate sustainability

What actually is sustainability? If we are to understand it in its truest sense, it means that any corporate sustainability strategies must be rooted in Reconciliation. In this, the first part in a series on the connection between Reconciliation action and sustainability strategy, the authors demonstrate why pillars of Reconciliation are so important to any corporate environmental action.