With energy development projects being explored and advanced in and around Nisga’a territory, staff at Nisga’a Employment, Skills and Training (NEST) saw a need to engage Nisga’a citizens in a conversation about opportunities and implications. CopperMoon was hired by NEST, with funding from the federal government, to conceptualize and organize a two-day event that would: increase awareness and understanding of energy development plans and the implications for safety and employment; and give Nisga’a citizens an opportunity to share their needs, concerns and visions for the future with the representatives leading proposed energy projects and the policies that govern them.
The event successfully brought Nisga’a citizens together with industry and government representatives to share knowledge, ideas and concerns, and ask the tough questions – leading to better, more informed policies and projects, and supporting a more knowledgeable and engaged citizenry.
“Coppermoon is the best team I’ve worked with. I am hopeful that more Canadian Indigenous communities benefit from their services and experience.”
– Gary Patsey, Manager, Nisga’a Employment, Skills and Training