Indigenous Inclusion Advisory

Brad Spence

Tan'si, Oki, Danit'ada, Umba-watich, Bonjour, Hello. My name is Brad Spence, Principal Indigenous Advisory with Trace. When thinking about Indigenous inclusion, remember this: “Nothing about us without us." Having Indigenous professional consultants as part of your team makes everyone's lives easier. We work hard to support and train our clients about Indigenous inclusivity as a component of reconciliation efforts.

Trace uses the "Two-Eyed Seeing" approach, which includes the four components of Indigenous Inclusion: Education & Awareness, Engagement, Employment, and Business Partnerships. These components serve as our foundation to engaging and  building relationships, and creating respectful, inclusive space. Indigenous inclusion has no boundaries. Mi'kmaq Elder Albert Marshall describes Two-Eyed Seeing as learning to see from your one eye with Indigenous ways of knowing and using your other eye to see the Western approach for the benefit of all. I help our clients understand there are two perspective and to see both for the greater good of all.


Clients are looking for ways to meet their commitments to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action No. 92. It can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? Trace is here to help you with the training, strategy, and action plans that are the right fit for you. Give me a call – I’m happy to chat.

  • Indigenous Policy Assessment
  • Indigenous Policy Development
  • Indigenous Policy Review
  • "Two-eyed" Seeing Approach Assessment
  • Traditional Knowledge Assessment
  • Indigenous Inclusion Advisory
  • Indigenous Supply Chain Procurement
  • Indigenous Dashboard
  • Indigenous Systems Assessments and Reviews
  • Indigenous Awareness Training
  • Cultural Sensitivity Training
  • Barriers to Recruitment Training
  • Recruitment Best Practices Training
  • Engagement Best Practices
  • Reconciliation Training
  • Orange Shirt Day Training
  • Economic Reconciliation
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what our clients are saying

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Clark | Qualico Communities

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Confidential Client

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Neil Reid | Midstream Energy Client

“I choose Trace because of their expertise and clarity on what they will deliver, and my trust in them. We share similar values of honesty and communication. They’re very thoughtful in what they do and their expertise is very appreciated. Nothing they do or say leaves you scratching your head.”

Warn Franklin | works with Ron at Trace

“I value our relationship with Trace and can see it continuing into the future.  Having a third party come in to do environmental inspections is very helpful and gives added focus on areas that might otherwise be neglected due to the busy nature of the business. Trace's expertise in the Environmental Consultant field helps keep NorSask on a path of continuous improvement. We very much appreciate the proactive approach that Trace takes to meet our needs.”

Kelly | NorSask