Laara E. Yaghujaanas, M.A., owns and operates Carden Consulting, which she established in 1997. Laara is from the yaghu ‘jaanas clan of the Haida Nation and carries her great grandmothers name “Kun G aadaas”. Laara holds a master’s degree from Royal Roads University, was awarded the Royal Roads University Founders Award, has completed the Justice Institute Conflict Resolution and Negotiation course, is a CTT Certified Consultant (Level 2), a member of the Council of Native Development Officers (CANDO), a member of the New Relationship Trust Economic Development Support Team, and is an Advisor for the Indigenous Business Awards. Laara is currently initiating her PhD in Indigenous Governance.
Mark F. Salter joined Carden Consulting in the summer of 2017 as a business and life partner with Laara. Mark has worked with First Nations for more than ten years’ including management services and developing intergovernmental partnerships. Mark has also completed the Justice Institute Conflict Resolution and Mediation Program, has been recognized by the Capital Regional District and Lieutenant Governor General for Environmental Leadership (benefitting the regions of Southern Vancouver Island), and is currently completing his AIP3 Certification with the International Association of Public Participation Practitioners, and is committed to maximizing First Peoples benefits from UNDRIP, DRIPA and FPIC.
For more than twenty-five years our team has provided good governance training, indigenous policy planning, and development as well as strategic planning, community research, planning and development for First Nations and their partners in the public and private sector. Our team also provides a wide range of leadership training such as Peacemaking and Peacebuilding, Pre and Post Election Training, Right Relations Training, and more.
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