Bill Farrant, B.A.
Indigenous Researcher and Consultation Specialist
Bill has played a key role in the development, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of CKKs for twenty First Nations and Métis communities throughout British Columbia and Alberta. In addition to CKK setup, he has trained community members in both the TUS and Consultation aspects of CKK, providing phone, Skype, and email support, along with on-site visits. For the Fort Nelson, Fort McKay, Athabasca Chipewyan, and Mikisew Cree First Nations, he acts as a liaison between energy sector users and staff members and provides technical assistance and support on a regular basis.
In addition to his capacity with CKKs, Bill has had lead roles in TUS for the K’ómoks First Nation and Fort McKay First Nation, as well as developing a web-based Cultural Landscape Map for the Fort Nelson First Nation.
Prior to his work with Kwusen, he spent three years employed as a research analyst/consultant by Wampum Records for the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada (IRSRC) as part of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Bill has also worked with Vanden Berg and Associates preparing Affidavits for legal purposes and gathering archived material from the British Columbia Archives, Air Photo Archives, and libraries.