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Vision
The First Peoples Group Institute has a vision where our creations need to adapt to the environment rather than having the environment bend to our creations.

As important as it is for scientists and western-based systems to bring their knowledge to bear on questions of resource development and environment, it is fundamental and equally important that spiritual beings and the spirit of the earth are also considered.

Traditional Indigenous knowledge keepers have a sacred responsibility to the land, to our ancestors and to present and future generations. It is therefore essential that processes create space for the voices of spiritual leaders to be heard.

First Peoples Group believes that in preparing a path forward, the work of spirit and knowledge gained by centuries of interaction, observation and engagement with all of creation must play a key role in resource development, environmental sustainability and a healthy planet.

Mission
Building and maintaining positive relationships are what we are all about. We are a well-connected, senior team of Indigenous professionals and leaders with extensive networks of contacts from coast-to-coast-to-coast. We come from, know and understand the First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities we serve. We have been providing outstanding management consulting and Indigenous knowledge to our clients for over a decade.

Our work at the Institute is guided by the following core values; excellence in service delivery, integrity in all dealings with our clients, respect for the knowledge and wisdom that all stakeholders bring to the table.

The First Peoples Group Institute is committed to providing the best service to our clients. We work collaboratively with our clients to achieve clear results and outcomes.

If we can be of service to you, please call me. I personally commit to delivering the best service a company can provide you as our client. You have my word.

Guy Matthew Freedman, President & Senior Partner


Services
Our Clients
First Peoples Group has supported organizations of all sizes in Canada from coast to coast to coast. The duration of these engagements has varied significantly; some have spanned years, supporting all phases of a process, while others have been limited to either the provision of initial technical expertise and direction, or program management. Regardless of the scope of the initiative, FPG tailors an approach applicable to each client's circumstances and needs.

Our Clients include:

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario
Assembly of First Nations
Blackfoot Cultural Historical Park
Canada Council for the Arts
Canada Revenue Agency
Canada School of Public Service
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)
Canadian Heritage
Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation
Children's Aid Society of Ottawa
City of Ottawa
CreeWest Air
Environment Canada
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
Forest Products Association of Canada
Health Canada
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Human Resources in the Voluntary Sector
IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation)
Industry Canada
Justice Canada
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Legal Aid Ontario
LTA Aerostructures (Washington & Montreal)
Ministry of Education, Ontario (MEO)
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (now Indspire)
National Association of Friendship Centres
Native Women's Association of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS)
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)
Parks Canada Agency
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
Privy Council Office
Public Safety Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Service Canada
Siksika Nation
The North West Company
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
United Church of Canada
University of Ottawa
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority