Ethelo for Indigenous CommunitiesCommunity engagement by and for Indigenous Communities
Ethelo supports the sovereignty and self-determination of Indigenous communities with software and services that enable effective and meaningful self-government.
Indigenous-Led Community Engagement
Indigenous-led community engagement is defined, articulated and executed by Indigenous peoples, for Indigenous peoples.
Ethelo supports the sovereignty and self-determination of Indigenous communities with software and services that enable effective and meaningful self-government. Our solutions adapt to recognize the diversity of each community’s unique composition and protocols.
We can help with graphic design, UX, advertising and other capacity-building when needed. We are proud to work in service of Indigenous communities. Your community will always direct and sign off on all elements of this work.
“When you want to have deep and meaningful engagement, and you want to have buy-in from administration and the community, then Ethelo is a helpful tool.”
Squamish Nation Director of Finance
Our Work Together
Budgeting and Policy Decisions
The Squamish Nation used Ethelo to consult their community on their annual budget. The platform both educated residents about the complex financial choices involved and included them in decisions that determine the future of their Nation.
Clean Energy Planning
The Haíɫzaqv Nation has used Ethelo as a key part of their clean energy engagement series, as well as a spawn on kelp settlement process. They continue to use the platform to broaden community engagement as they work toward self-governance.
Climate Action Planning
Nunatsiavut Nation is using Ethelo to create Climate Action Plans for each of its five communities that all residents can stand behind. By including everyone in the process, these plans will help the communities hit key GHG reduction targets and start generating revenue through clean power generation
I'm particularly proud of this community-led initiative. Giving voice to our people is important, and I'm really excited that this is going to set the table for our children's tomorrows, while also creating a shovel-ready platform to unlock funding that'll help us move towards energy sovereignty.
Haíɫzaqv Tribal Councillor
When you want to have deep and meaningful engagement, and you want to have buy-in from administration and the community, then Ethelo is a helpful tool
Director of Finance
The communities that form teams to engage are the successful ones....What it comes down to it that we'd like to do a good project, and we'd like to have lots of support, and we'd like to make sure it's successful, and a necessary part of that truly is to connect and build that buy-in with the community.
Bonnie Van Tassel
Project Manager Indigenous Clean Energy
Ways We Can Help
We Are Commited to Learning
From configuration, to consulting - participant recruitment and reporting services. We're here to support you on every step of the way. Our team of engagement experts ensure you'll get the results you need from a representative sample of your unique community
Yes, the Ethelo platform can be adapted to any language that reads from left to right. Working with your team, we can ensure that your community members have access to public engagements in your language.
Depending on your community’s needs, our team can help fill the gaps with copywriting, User Experience, accessibility checks, facilitating webinars, call-in services, print copies, etc. Talk to us to learn more about how we can help.
We provide printed versions of your engagement with large font for elders or others with special needs and many offline services such as phone concierge upon request.
We are dedicated to bring indigenous voices to decision-making processes. We do our best to include Indigenous voices in all engagements where we play a role in advertising and outreach
Additionally, we are dedicated to learning and become better allies. Our team takes part in sensitivity training and we host webinars to amplify Indigenous leadership.
Haíɫzaqv Clean Energy Plan
Online Community Engagement for First Nations Communities During the past few months, many environmental plans have been postponed due to the pandemic. Amidst the social distancing challenge, Haíłzaqv is stepping up and using digital tools to forge a path forward to a clean energy transition.Watch Now
Learn more about the Squamish Nation and how local governments can better work with indigenous communities. In this webinar, we sat with representatives of the Squamish Nation to discuss their new strategic plan and how it relates to local governments on everything from housing to economic development.Watch Now