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Indigenous Perspective on the Environmental Assessment Process


Consultation is Key to a Successful Environmental Assessment (EA) Process

Traditional Knowledge (TK) has formed an integral role in how we, the Indigenous Peoples, see and understand changes to the environment.

For Indigenous communities, TK continues to serve as an important building block on how we determine change and environmental impacts on any particular activity. The Environmental Assessment (EA) process in its broadest sense is not new to Indigenous Communities, however, over time it has been formalized and serves as an interaction between their knowledge systems and Western development.

In this 2-part webinar, hear first-hand experience of how TK impacts the EA process.

This course is ideal for:

  • Consultants
  • Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Policy and Regulatory Analysts/Officials
  • Team Leaders and Management
  • Learn about Traditional Knowledge and its role in consultation
  • Learn about the EA process and how to proceed with collaborative solutions
  • Hear first-hand experience in combining TK with the EA process
  • Discover why it is necessary for Indigenous Peoples to participate in this regulated process

Gary Pritchard

Rivers Edge Education and Consulting

Gary is an Environmental Project Manager from Curve Lake First Nation with over 14 years of environmental experience. He has worked with over 280 Indigenous communities throughout Canada and the US and specializes in conducting environmental assessments, implementing policy, project planning and permitting while working in conjunction with multi-disciplinary sectors. Gary also serves as a technical advisor and past professor at two post-secondary institutes within Ontario.

+ Overview

Consultation is Key to a Successful Environmental Assessment (EA) Process

Traditional Knowledge (TK) has formed an integral role in how we, the Indigenous Peoples, see and understand changes to the environment.

For Indigenous communities, TK continues to serve as an important building block on how we determine change and environmental impacts on any particular activity. The Environmental Assessment (EA) process in its broadest sense is not new to Indigenous Communities, however, over time it has been formalized and serves as an interaction between their knowledge systems and Western development.

In this 2-part webinar, hear first-hand experience of how TK impacts the EA process.

This course is ideal for:

  • Consultants
  • Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Policy and Regulatory Analysts/Officials
  • Team Leaders and Management
+ Benefits
  • Learn about Traditional Knowledge and its role in consultation
  • Learn about the EA process and how to proceed with collaborative solutions
  • Hear first-hand experience in combining TK with the EA process
  • Discover why it is necessary for Indigenous Peoples to participate in this regulated process
+ Experts

Gary Pritchard

Rivers Edge Education and Consulting

Gary is an Environmental Project Manager from Curve Lake First Nation with over 14 years of environmental experience. He has worked with over 280 Indigenous communities throughout Canada and the US and specializes in conducting environmental assessments, implementing policy, project planning and permitting while working in conjunction with multi-disciplinary sectors. Gary also serves as a technical advisor and past professor at two post-secondary institutes within Ontario.