Alexander Industry Relations Corporation
AIRC was established in 2006 by the Alexander Chief and Council and is operated out of the Alexander First Nation.
AIRC’s mandate is to build relationships with industry companies so Alexander could be consulted, accommodated, compensated, and benefit from energy and resource development in Alexander traditional territory by:
Being able to engage in consultation process and advocate on behalf of Alexander on matters related to environmental protection, treaty and aboriginal rights protection, and social and economic development.
Acting as a liaison on behalf of Alexander with companies, other resource developers, and governments.
“Working with Industry and Government to determine consultation requirements that include the assessment of the impacts of development on the traditional lands, uses, rights and well-being of the Alexander First Nation community and members.”
What We Do
AIRC works with Alexander Elders, Chief and Council and Membership to identify key concerns; and, determine the process for consultation between companies and Alexander First Nation
Coordinates and conducts Traditional Land Use Studies, the collection of Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK), and participation of members in Biophysical studies for proposed projects.
Identifies key issues, concerns, and potential impacts that an energy or resource development project could have on Alexander First Nation and/or its members’ rights.
Advises and assists Alexander Chief and Council on how they wish to proceed in the consultation process
AIRC also participates as directed by Chief and Council to represent Alexander First Nation on committees, regulatory hearings, and in networking with other First Nations.
The AIRC employs staff, contracts the services of technical consultants, and utilizes Alexander First Nation’s members to support in increasing the capacity of the Alexander First Nation to evaluate and respond to issues and concerns related to the impacts of energy or resource development in Alexander traditional territory.
P.O Box 3480