Indigenous Engagement

As natural resource professionals, we have a deep appreciation for the fundamental values and principles shared by Indigenous People of living harmoniously with the land, water, and resources. We embrace the opportunity to continually learn from Indigenous People and to understand their cultural and spiritual connection to the land. This respect and growing understanding about Indigenous perspectives and the impact of colonization is fundamental to reconciliation.

Ecoscape is committed to nurturing positive personal and professional relationships with Indigenous communities. Through this, we are passionate in our goal to work with Indigenous communities to advocate, coordinate, communicate, and elevate environmental awareness, protection, and restoration.

Ecoscape routinely collaborates with Indigenous communities on technical field work and data collection, training and capacity building, and community development. We acknowledge the Nations, Bands, Councils, and affiliates and their unceded territories where we have had the privilege to work, which to date, includes:

Adams Lake Indian Band Simpcw First Nation
Bonaparte Indian Band Skeetchestn Indian Band
Halfway River First Nation Skwláx te Secwepemcúlecw
Ktunaxa Nation Squamish Nation
Lower Nicola Indian Band Syilx Okanagan People
Lower Similkameen Indian Band Tk’emlups te Secwepemc
Neskonlith Indian Band Upper Nicola Indian Band
Nooaitch Indian Band Upper Similkameen Indian Band
Saulteau First Nations We Wai Kai Nation
Semiahmoo First Nation Wei Wai Kum Nation
Shuswap Indian Band West Moberly First Nations
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Yucwmenlúcwu and Splatsin First Nation