Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Advisory Council

Geoscience BC’s Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Advisory Council is made up of Indigenous volunteers and is a committee of the Geoscience BC Board of Directors.

The Council’s purpose, functions and responsibilities are to provide advice and recommendations to the Board on matters related, but not limited, to:

  • Guiding GBC’s role in reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples;
  • Developing key performance indicators to measure GBC’s progress towards reconciliation;
  • Integrating Indigenous needs, principles and Traditional Knowledge into GBC research and planning;
  • Being a safe place to share and test ideas that progress Indigenous reconciliation;
  • Enhancing Indigenous voices in GBC research and governance;
  • Developing Indigenous engagement principles to guide GBC’s engagement approach and advise GBC’s contracted researchers ‘on the ground’;
  • Understanding data sovereignty for Indigenous communities and responsible use of GBC data by end users;
  • Identifying ways GBC can help build lasting geoscience-related capacity in Indigenous communities; and
  • Considering GBC’s geographically limited scope and potential to expand beyond BC’s provincial borders with Indigenous leadership guidance and support.


Council Terms of Reference

Name Title/Organization Nation/Affiliation

Lana Eagle Council Chair and Vice Chair of the Board, Indigenous Relations Strategist Whitecap Dakota Nation

Maynard Angus Consultant Nisga’a

Maxine Bruce Lil’wat Lil’wat

Jordan Dickie Stkemlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation (SSN) Fort Nelson First Nation

Maxime Lepine Consultant Metis and Huron

Lisa Mueller Nation2Nation Tsilhqot’in

Jeff Skopyk Teck Geoscientist English River First Nation Cree and Dene, Saskatchewan

Donna Phillips Chair of the Board Pacific Canbriam Energy

Gavin C. Dirom President & CEO Geoscience BC

Richard Truman Vice President, External Relations Geoscience BC