Carden Consulting is a First Nations consulting practice established in 1997 with more than two decades of service excellence and experience in Nation Rebuilding, with a focus on strengthening leadership and good governance, organizational development, community development and research projects.   

At all times Carden Consulting 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 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 is committed to effecting positive change for the benefit of future generations, and has strong values of respect, integrity, excellence and community responsibility. Ms. Yaghujaanas 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), is a member of the Council of Native Development Officers (CANDO), is a member of the New Relationship Trust Economic Development Support Team, and is cofounder of the Kileepi Pisessi Reconciliation Society.  Laara is currently planning her doctoral thesis on Indigenous Governance in Canada. Click here to download Laara's Précis.


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We respectfully acknowledge the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and all the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast, on whose traditional and unceded territories we live, work and play.