Justin Page, Firelight
Justin is a Senior Regulatory Advisor at the Firelight Group. He has 15+ years of experience in Canadian environmental policy research, impact assessment, and Indigenous rights and interests support within the private and academic sectors. Over the past 9+ years, he has been involved in multiple federal and provincial impact assessments, including scoping, methodology development, gap assessment, third party technical review, culture and rights impact assessment, social impact assessment, economic impact assessment and assessment of impacts on current use of lands and resources for traditional purposes and Indigenous rights. Justin has also supported Indigenous communities in planning, referrals management, policy review and impact assessment training.
Diana Chan, Heiltsuk Integrated Resources Management Department
Natural Resources Manager & Biologist
Andrea Palframan, RAVEN
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RAVEN's “Step Up for Coast Heroes” campaign has been the highlight of RAVEN’s World Oceans Month. As part of our Indigenous Storytelling Initiative, Heiltsuk members have been journeying out onto the lands and waters with elders, scientists, and Indigenous knowledge keepers. That sharing is part of the painful but necessary process of healing the area where the Nathan E. Stewart spill occurred.
With the evidence they are gathering, Heiltsuk Nation’s case will take on the polluter (Kirby Corporation), B.C. and Canada, and help determine whose jurisdiction - and knowledge - counts most when it comes to protecting marine ecosystems in Heiltsuk territory.
Wednesday, July 14 at 6 pm, Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management's Diana Chan will take us out onto the water in Heiltsuk territory with the team who are conducting an ambitious and unique Indigenous Environmental Impact Assessment in the Great Bear Sea. Learn about the blending of western science with Indigenous knowledge, and discover special shellfish stewardship practices: including cooking techniques and recipes!