Twin River has been consulting with and negotiating for First Nations, Metis, and Aboriginal organizations for many years providing services that include land claim negotiations; infringement negotiations; Treaty Land Entitlement negotiations; environmental assessment participation and representation in NEB and AERCB hearings; and land planning consultation including housing developments, property selection, and asset appraisal.
Dr. Jim Tanner began providing economic development and business consulting to First Nations, and progressed to assessing losses from infringements by hydro-electric and oil sands plants. Twin River consulting has represented First Nation claimants in many major negotiation processes including Long Term Benefits Agreements; BC Hydro Infringement Negotiations; negotiations with Energy East; Agricultural Benefits negotiations. Dr. Tanner helped negotiate the agricultural benefits agreement for First Claimants, which will likely be worth over 1 billion dollars to First Nation communities.
Other consulting by Twin River includes assisting with the appropriate treatment of Traditional Knowledge (April Tanner); implementation and training for GIS systems (Terri Quintal, Fred Taylor); the organization of consultation processes; assistance with funding applications; community training in TLU and interview methods; and assistance with general Band organization.
The range of consulting services offered by Twin River include, but are not limited to:
Aboriginal rights and land use studies and negotiation of claims.
Finance, both corporate and government, finance opportunities, issues and practical solutions.
Resources economics including oil and gas, some mining, electrical production, water, environmental issues, health issues related to environmental resource use.
Twin River Consulting will often team up with other expert researchers who are specialists in specific fields especially in environmental assessment, historical archive research, archeological assessments, entitlement assessments and legal advice and business finance consulting. Twin River Consulting’s goal is to provide the most professional and effective solutions for First Nations in defence of their rights.