Published: January 13, 2020 By: ARA Engineering

At ARA we recognize the importance of developing and maintaining meaningful and strong relationships with Indigenous communities. We know that Indigenous communities are important stakeholders throughout the entire project process and we value these mutually beneficial business relationships. With the consultation and support of Dean Janvier, a professional with more than 20 years experience in the areas of Indigenous policy, we are on the path towards defining strategies with the intention of supporting indigenous communities.

Dean Javier has more than 20 years experience in both the public and private sector including First Nations and Canadian politics, Indigenous policy, business, corporate relations and communications. Dean served a full term as an elected Councillor for Cold Lake First Nation between 2016 – 2019, focusing in Public Works, Housing and Health. Dean has raised more than $7 million in new project funding and spearheaded major advancements in Treaty rights, governance, accountability, business development finance. Between 1998 and 2009, Dean served in several key positions at the Assembly of First Nations, including the Associate Chief of Staff. In the past 8 years, Dean has held key positions at the Cold Lake First Nation, including Economic Development Officer, Business Development Officer, Manager of Tri-Rez Energy, Director of Tri-Rez Grader, Director of Primco Dene Group of Companies, Director of Seven Lakes Oilfield Services, Band Administrator, and Councillor.