Leading natural resource companies, among others, are looking to leverage their supply chains to support Indigenous business and community development. We work with supplier companies to help them identify and incorporate Indigenous development initiatives in their own activities, improving their brands as preferred suppliers to industry. We work together to build Indigenous Content Plans that help them attract and engage Indigenous employees, support Indigenous entrepreneurship, sub-contract products and services from Indigenous suppliers, or invest in Indigenous organizations and causes through donations and sponsorships.
Our team has facilitated the signing of several Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs) and Collaboration Agreements between companies and Indigenous communities in northern Saskatchewan and Western Australia, drawing on best practices in community engagement, effective stakeholder communications and the principles underpinning Duty to Consult.
We have had the privilege of collaborating with Indigenous leaders to advance their business plans and community goals. Working together, we take their priorities and develop them into creative and compelling advocacy packages to engage policy makers and government decision-makers at all levels of government. Equipped with polished messages and presentation materials – and a Government Relations Strategy to focus their efforts – Indigenous leaders can advocate effectively for the priorities and ambitions of their home communities.