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Chris Sankey

Indigenous Engagement, Industrial & Climate Tech

Chris is a Senior Fellow with the Macdonald Laurier Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of the C2C2C Unity Corridor, and was an elected councillor of the Lax Kw’ Alaams Band Council. He is also the Principal of Blackfish Enterprises, a consulting business driven by the belief that Indigenous participation in the mainstream economy is the key to advancing reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.


  • Principal, Blackfish Enterprises, 2013 – Present
  • VP Indigenous relations, Stakeholder Engagement, Blackfish Industries 2019 – Present
  • VP, Indigenous relations and Stakeholder Engagement, Boomjet Club 2023
  • Committee member, International Gas Union 2022- present
  • Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, 2021 – Present
  • Elected Councilor, Lax Kw’ Alaams Band Council, 2011 – 2018


  • Bridging the gap between Indigenous Communities, Industry, and Government
  • Strategic advice, project planning, and negotiation support for creating positive relationships