Senior Director, Indigenous Relations
Blaine brings over 20 years of dedicated experience fostering meaningful connections and engagement with Indigenous communities. He understands the cultural nuances and sensitivities involved and excels in building strong relationships with key stakeholders and Indigenous communities. Blaine has successfully managed joint venture initiatives, identified business opportunities, and implemented employment and contractor capacity-building efforts with the local and First Nations communities.
Blaine understands the importance of establishing trust and respect, ensuring our company’s interactions with Indigenous communities are based on mutual understanding and shared values. He oversees the communications, strategic partnerships and volunteer opportunities between the Valard group and Indigenous communities. Internally, Blaine works to develop awareness and understanding of Indigenous history, culture and values for all our employees. He continues to promote sustainable and inclusive business relationships and is an invaluable leader in our efforts to build lasting connections with Indigenous communities.