My name is Eternal Spirit Woman and my English name is Deborah Green (Gopher). I am from the Kawacatoose and Piapot’s First Nations in Saskatchewan. During my lifetime, as an Indigenous Woman, I experienced racism from a young age in mainstream society, and into my adult life faced barriers to equal opportunities in education and employment. I wanted to drive change for other Indigenous Peoples in Canada to exist in a world where they do not face the same experiences and barriers that I did, and that they may pursue their dreams.
I have 20 years’ experience in Diversity and Indigenous Inclusion services and solutions. I have developed many solutions to overcome barriers which I passionately put into my work. During my tenure at an oil and gas company, I developed my diversity role which was the first full time resource globally that was dedicated to Diversity & Employment. I developed and implemented innovative sourcing/recruitment strategies, Optimized External Brand reputation to establish marketplace presence. I engaged internal and external stakeholders/networks to promote the company as an equal opportunity employer of choice. I was also the preferred "go to" person to ensure focused alignments on diversity. I am very proud that I grew and led the first Indigenous employee network within an oil company in Canada from 2007 to 2014.
In 2017, I decided to venture into my own consulting business so I could offer more broad services in diversity that are customized to fit the unique needs of my clients. Thus, Corporate Cree Consulting was born. CCC will offer a path for generations of diverse Canadians and organizations to bridge gaps and erase barriers for a truly diverse Canada based on reconciliation. CCC provides customized solutions for Indigenous Peoples, Educational Institutes, and Communities that face barriers to mainstream education, employment and cultural differences, and to Companies/Organizations that seek an authentically inclusive organization.
I have 20 years’ experience within Diversity, and have maintained an extensive network of diversity organizations, networks, and contacts within Canada in all industries and private sectors, public, non-profit and govt organizations. My already established and recognized reputation as a successful SME in diversity is a competitive advantage.
Other diversity organizations or consultants may offer generic or one size fits all programs relevant to Indigenous Peoples, and Diversity. CCC does not believe we are all the same, and it is the differences in us and our needs that make us diverse!!