The APB is pleased to announce that Christy Smith from Falkirk Environmental Consulting will be joining us at our AGM to deliver a short keynote address on the integration of Traditional Knowledge with Western scientific data collection approaches. Christy leads the Indigenous Engagement and Human Environment Practice Area for Falkirk, is a member of the K’ómoks First Nation and a highly skilled and accomplished professional with 25 years of proven expertise. Her work is deeply rooted in reconciliation and decolonizing the approach to ways of doing business. She specializes in developing long lasting relations, consultation and engagement, socio-economic reporting and management plans that accompany permits, and the Environmental Assessment process. Christy has experience in negotiations, strategic planning, risk assessments, facilitation, and mediation. She is recognized for her professional and personal understanding of Indigenous worldviews.