Jennifer Sylliboy is a Mi'kmaw from Nova Scotia (the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People), and is a Lands & Culture Specialist at TWC. In her role, Jennifer is guided by her lived experience as an Indigenous person, and experience working with First Nations, industry and government groups to provide technical direction on projects using a Two-Eyed Seeing Approach, incorporating Indigenous Knowledge and western science into project deliverables. Jennifer's expertise includes Two-Eyed Seeing, Indigenous knowledge research, fisheries governance, wetlands, and aquatic research to advance stewardship.
Kyle Hilsendager is the Technical Lead for Reconciliation at TWC, and also serves as Chair of the TWC Reconciliation Committee. He is a member of ‘Namgis First Nation and is motivated by a strong interest in the land and resource management challenges that affect Indigenous communities. Kyle has extensive experience representing Indigenous interests on projects relating to Reconciliation, land management and natural resource development. He has also spent over ten years teaching and developing curriculum at the post-secondary level, and has years of experience working directly with First Nations students
Melanie Demers is a Lands & Culture Specialist at TWC. She is a Kanyen’kehá:ka member of Six Nations and is Québecois. Melanie is a technical resource on reconciliation projects and regulatory services at TWC. Her past experiences as an author, facilitator, researcher, and consultant have strengthened her ability to present results and perform quantative and qualitative data analysis in many contexts. Melanie is passionate about the application of Two-Eyed Seeing in her work with Indigenous nations, and she values community, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
Adrienne Murphy is a GIS & Cartography Analyst with experience mapping local and scientific knowledge to support natural resource management practices. Her experience includes data collection and management, remote sensing, conducting interviews, GIS training, survey design, and report writing. Adrienne has provided support on collaboative projects bewteen Indigenous Nations, industry members, academic institutions, government, and non-government organizations.