We respectfully acknowledge the opportunity to live and work on the unceded territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people in what is now called Victoria, including the Songhees, Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), and Scia’new (Beecher Bay) Nations, and Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples in what is now called North Vancouver, including xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).
Our Team’s Commitment
At all times our developmental consulting team is committed to providing service excellence, using Indigenous methodologies, action research approaches, Indigenous methods, and building capacity at every step for the benefit of current and future generations.
Laara E. Yaghujaanas, M.A.
Laara is a member of the Haida Nation, and principal of Carden Consulting,
Laara holds a masters degree in leadership from Royal Roads University and is committed to improving the quality of life of our First Peoples for the benefit of current and future generations.
Laara has strong values of respect, integrity, excellence and community responsibility.
Mark F. Salter
Mark has deep respect for First Peoples and is committed to empowering our First Nations Governments to effect positive change for the benefit of all Canadians and future generations.
Mark is currently working towards certification for IAP2 designation, which will support FPIC and UNDRIP considerations for all of our clients.
Mark has strong values of community responsibility, integrity, and service.
Justin C. Chrones
Justin is a member of the Haida Nation and assists our team with an extensive experience in management as well as IT that has enabled our Carden team to enhance our client project work, successfully establish a studio to provide remote services, engagement, and transform our company to offer on-line training.
Justin is currently working towards Project Management Certification.
Justin has strong values of service and empowerment.
What We Do
Carden Consulting was established in 1997 with more than twenty-five years of service excellence and experience in Nation Rebuilding and capacity building, with a focus on strengthening leadership, good governance/self-government, organizational development, community development, and research projects.
Carden Consulting strives to support First Nation Research Governance and Data Sovereignty respecting that sovereignty was given to us by the Creator and is sacred, and data from research to exercise our sovereignty is sacred to plan and realize First Nations developmental goals for future generations.