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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.


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


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