4 DIRECTIONS

Conservation Consulting Services

We are a leader in conservation ecology and Indigenous engagement planning in Canada.

We are here to assist Indigenous communities with regulatory advice, negotiation relevant ecological supporting studies, ecological restoration and technical reviews or audits related to development projects that could have a detrimental impact to Indigenous rights.

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STRIVING TO BE AN INDIGENOUS CENTRE OF TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

We embrace our responsibility for the environment, community, treaty and reconciliation. 

We are here to assist Indigenous communities with regulatory advice, negotiation relevant ecological supporting studies, ecological restoration and technical reviews or audits related to major development projects that could have a detrimental impact to Indigenous rights.

Trick or Treaty Quiz

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CALLS TO ACTION

Truth & Reconcilation

We strive to assist industry proponents.
Proponents, who will look for an understanding and who
are willing to embrace their responsibility to the environment, community, treaty and reconciliation.

Deer in meadow
CALL TO ACTION
#7

“We call upon the federal government to develop with Aboriginal groups a joint strategy to eliminate educational and employment gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.”

Sunset on Chemong Lake
CALL TO ACTION
#66

“We call upon the federal government to establish multiyear funding for community-based youth organizations to deliver programs on reconciliation, and establish a national network to share information and best practices.”

Winter Moon
CALL TO ACTION 
#92

“We call upon the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources.”

Truth and Reconcilliation

Tradition

The Seven Grandmother & Grandfather Teachings

We have to take care of Aki (Mother Earth) or we will not have a home. We must all share in this responsibility. We need to make sure that Mother Earth and everything the Creator gave her will always be here for future generations. We need to remember and live by the teachings of our Grandmothers and Grandfathers. They taught us, as they had been taught by their elders, how to take care of Mother Earth and each other.

The 7 Grandfather Teachings
Love
Zaagi’idiwin

Love: Love is one of the greatest teachers. 

Respect
Minaadendamowin

 Respect: One of the teachings around respect is that in order to have respect from someone or something.

Humility
Dibaadendiziwin

As Indigenous people we understand our relationship to all of creation.

Honesty
Gwayakwaadizpiwin

Honesty: It takes bravery to be honest in our words and actions. 

Truth
Debwewin

Truth: All of these teachings go hand in hand.

Wisdom
Nibwaakaawin 

Wisdom: a gift from the Creator, is to be used for the good of the people.

Bravery
Aakode’ewin

Bravery: We need to be brave in order to do the right thing even if the consequences are unpleasant.

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