Consultation

Gilmen Cardinal

Consultation Manager

Gilmen August Cardinal was born in Slave Lake, AB and raised in Trout Lake, AB. Gilmen is a Bigstone Cree Nation community member and I have been involved in the Consultation Program since 2006. Some of his positions include Field Monitor, Lands Officer and currently he is the Consultation Manager at Peerless Trout First Nation. Gilmen’s other work experience includes work in the oilfield. Gilmen enjoys working in consultation as he is dedicated to protecting traditional and Cultural Values . Gilmen has many hobbies such as quad riding, ski-doing , camping , boating ,fishing and sports such as golf, hockey , down-hill skiing. Gilmen loves being outside and would like to spend most of his time outdoors.

Consultation Staff

The Consultation Department currently has two full-time staff and two part-time Environmental Monitors. Community Elders are also an integral part of the Consultation Department and are relied upon to advise on historical, cultural, and traditional knowledge.

William Houle

Consultation

Gary Noskiye

Environmental Monitor

Ronald Cardinal

Environmental Monitor

Norman Gladue

Elder advisor

The PTFN Consultation department

The PTFN Consultation department oversees the Nation’s relationship with the oil, gas, and forestry sector within PTFN’s traditional territory. The department negotiates impact benefit agreements with operators that currently do business within PTFN territory and is the point of contact for any government mandated First Nation consultation. The Consultation Department also monitors environmental impacts that result from oil, gas, and forestry activities to ensure industry compliance with environmental protection and/or remediation requirements.

Environmental monitoring activities

In 2019, the Consultation Department began conducting environmental monitoring activities, which includes data collection for lake water quality, wildlife and vegetation surveys and fish populations in Peerless and Graham Lakes.  The purpose of collecting this data is to establish a ‘baseline’ inventory of the key environmental aspects that directly effect the quality of life for PTFN community members. In turn, the baseline data will be used to measure and gauge impacts caused by industry activities, forestry, natural disasters, and climate change over time.

The Consultation Department currently has two full-time staff and two part-time Environmental Monitors. Community Elders are also an integral part of the Consultation Department and are relied upon to advise on historical, cultural, and traditional knowledge.

The Consultation Department Staff

The Consultation Department currently has two full-time staff and two part-time Environmental Monitors. Community Elders are also an integral part of the Consultation Department and are relied upon to advise on historical, cultural, and traditional knowledge.