Our individual journeys, like any learning (or unlearning and relearning) journey, have each been different. For many years our worldviews, and as a result our processes and practices, would have been Eurocentric, with little appreciation for or acknowledgment of Indigenous history, or of the contemporary resilience of Indigenous peoples today.
Fortunately, our journey, which has included meeting with Elders and visiting several First Nations communities, is teaching us that the process of Indigenization, Reconciliation and Decolonization is not just an exercise of checking boxes, making land acknowledgments, or writing policies. It is much more than that.
From a recruiting perspective, we have transformed our thinking and reframed our processes, which are now much more inclusive, less biased, and open to and respectful of diverse approaches and perspectives.
Indigenization and Reconciliation for our team and our process are centred on:
In addition, we bring considerable experience supporting Indigenous organizations in the recruitment of new leaders. Clients include, but are not limited to, Assembly of First Nations, Canadian North Inc., First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Health Authority, Gwich’in Development Corp., HaiCo, Inuvialuit Development Corporation, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Klahoose First Nation, Nunasi Corporation, Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation, Qulliq Energy Corporation, and Squamish Nation.
We also specialize in recruiting for Indigenous-focused roles. These include, but are not limited to, Chair, Aboriginal Health, Aboriginal Health Physician; Director, First Nations Studies; Delivery Lead, Aboriginal Training; Vice-Provost & AVP, Indigenous Initiatives; Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement; and AVP, Indigenous Research, Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellness.