Cheryl Brooks of Indigenuity Consulting Group presents on the topic of Strategic Alignment: Matching Aboriginal Community Objectives with Industry Opportunities at the Expanding Our Knowledge Conference in Vancouver, BC on April 15, 2013.
Cheryl who is a Sto:lo from the community of Sts’ailes in the Upper Fraser Valley of BC, has been the President of Indigenuity Consulting Group for the past 10 years. Prior to this, she was the first aboriginal woman to achieve Associate Deputy Minister status in the BC government, holding that position in the Ministry of Energy, Mines. Cheryl has also held several other senior positions in aboriginal organizations and the corporate sector including that of the founder and first Manager of BC Hydro’s highly regarded Aboriginal Relations Department.
In 1994, the Canadian Business Review recognized Cheryl as one of the first people in Canada to publicly express that relationship building between indigenous and other peoples, was the needed foundation for solutions to socio-economic disparity and its resulting tensions and conflict. The article she then wrote for the Business Review has been quoted as a seminal reference. Around the same time, her work was cited in the Hill, Sloan book on Best Practices in Aboriginal Relations. For the past 25 + years, Cheryl’s work and voluntary efforts have been focused on creating practical approaches to developing relationships that deliver tangible benefits to both the aboriginal and non- aboriginal parties in relationships.
The Expanding Our Knowledge Conference was hosted by Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples(TM).com and is powered by Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. and would like to thank Cheryl for sharing her time, these slides, and for allowing us to post.