Our Successes

Achieving informed consent on a controversial project

Shxw'ōwhámel First Nation’s Siy:am Council worked with us to engage their members to achieve and informed decision on their proposed agreement with Kinder Morgan. The project is controversial and the council and community was split on the proposed Impact Benefit...

Data tells story of Indigenous business growth in BC

Castlemain’s policy research team helped develop a centralized source of information to drive First Nations economic development in BC. Working at the direction of the Aboriginal Business and Investment Council, we gathered data about First Nations communities,...

Community building builds a Nation’s dream

Castlemain was first brought in to conduct a feasibility study on whether a commercial building would be financially viable on a small site on a Southern Vancouver Island reserve. We discovered that while a building was physically feasible, there remained commercial...

Lower Nicola Indian Band takes back control of reserve lands

For LNIB, the implementation of a First Nations Land Code is a significant advancement in their path towards self-government and economic prosperity. By successfully ratifying their Land Code, LNIB gained control of their reserve lands and put lawmaking on reserve...

The Tla’amin Nation prepares for self government

Tla’amin Nation is a newly self-governing Nation, having completed the BC Treaty Process. We worked with Tla’amin Nation Governance Working Group to develop critical regulations and policies under Tla’amin Nation’s new laws, which included those developed under the...

Clear Decisions Unite a Community

The Castlemain communications team was hired by Nak’azdli Whut’en Chief and Council to help simplify a complex situation. With five proposed natural gas pipelines and seemingly countless potential agreements on the table at different stages, the community was confused...