Nation Rebuilding
Stláang tla’íidang

Nation Rebuilding
Stláang tla’íidang

(Haida: Helping Hands)

Our team has more than a quarter century history of providing service excellence utilizing a strengths-based, culturally relevant Nation Rebuilding Approach to strengthen BC First Nations.

Nation Rebuilding

Nation Rebuilding

Developing effective institutions of government is a key characteristic of Nation Rebuilding, as is aligning culture, supporting leadership development, strategic orientations and assertion of sovereignty.

Community Research and Planning

Community Research, Planning, & Development

Community planning is vital to the effective functioning of any First Nations Government. Our services build capacity to support First Nations control of development, and cultural revitalization.

Right Relations Training Program

First Nations Training Programs

As a critical part of our commitment to building capacity of our peoples whenever possible we have developed a series of training workshops from over 25 years of experience working for First Nations.

“At Leq’á:mel we are very fortunate to have Laara advising us through some very important processes. As we work towards defining what our future looks like we have developed our Governance Policies, Notice of Assertion, and begun the work on our Constitution which will help to define our Sovereignty.”

Chief Alice Thompson, Leq’á:mel First Nation
“Our organization began working with Laara Yaghujaanas of Carden Consulting in 2009. Laara has a unique ability to condense seemingly complex issues into a simplified plan. We have worked with Laara at the Tsilhqotin National Government (TNG) on separate occasions for focused sessions on strategic planning and larger Nation strategic planning and continue to call on her services. We are grateful to work with a First Nation organization when doing this level of work. Our interests are in good hands.”
Crystal Verhaeghe, Executive Director, Tsilhqotin National Government
“Laara displays many positive professional qualities. She is an excellent researcher, well-versed, committed and addresses people in a culturally sensitive manner. Laara goes beyond her work duties to make people feel comfortable and empower her clients. I would certainly recommend Laara’s services in the future and look forward to sharing more interactions with her.”
Lyla Brown, B.S. W.
“At the 15th Annual Aboriginal Land Resource Management Forum Laara Yaghujaanas hosted an incredible workshop titled Negotiation Strategies, in which she shared her wealth of knowledge with her keen audience composed of leaders from the aboriginal community, and natural resource industry. Delegates commended this workshop as a remarkable tool for improving all stakeholder group’s understanding of practical means for mutually beneficial partnerships; further citing Laara as an excellent facilitator, and knowledgeable speaker.”
Madeliene Merrick, Conference Producer

A rich history of service excellence

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.