The Capacity Building Program (CBP) is a pilot professional development initiative for North Area regional operations staff who are working with First Nations partners, stakeholders, and the public to resolve complex resource management issues. We support the Design Team by providing strategic advice, project management, curriculum development and facilitation services.

The Tahltan Stewardship Initiative (TSI) has over 16 projects tied to governance, capacity building and ensuring land and natural resource stewardship decisions are based on Tahltan knowledge, worldview and practices. We helped set up the initiative, provided strategic advice, project management, coordination support and leadership for TSI projects.

The Field Guide to External Engagement serves as a roadmap or playbook, intended for operational staff, for designing and facilitating more effective engagement with rightsholders, stakeholders and the public on natural resource management issues. Kala provided project management services to create the Field Guide for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development North Area.

The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre partnered with the Bulkley Valley Research Centre (BVRC) to assess the viability of three possible Indigenous social enterprise initiatives. Indigenous social enterprise is an area that has been expanding in Canada. Indigenous entrepreneurs are the key to building a healthy economy both on and off reserve. Kala was the Lead and author of the Feasibility Study.

The 3 Nations Society and British Columbia Collaborative Stewardship Framework (3NBC CSF) is an initiative the Kaska, Tahltan, and Tlingit Nations agreed with the Province of BC to co-design and build shared capacity with the goal of shared management of land and resource values across the traditional territories of the 3 Nations in the Province of BC. Kala helped set up the initiative, and provided project management, facilitation and engagement services to BC.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) and the Bulkley Valley Research Centre (BVRC) partner on delivering the annual Metal Leaching/Acid Rock Drainage (ML/ARD) Field School. The Field School increases the understanding of ML/ARD by showing participants the prediction and mitigation tools, providing an overview of the underlying science and vocabulary, and describing the design requirements and challenges. Kala provided coordination support for the Field School.

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