As sole proprietor, James Cutfeet, is joined by his wife Steffanie Petroni-Cutfeet. The combined experience and strengths of the pair ensures that work undertaken on behalf of clients is finely detailed as well as responsive to higher-level processes. KI Consulting is experienced in working across matters of importance in Governance, Administration, Education, Health, and Social Development.
With an extensive administrative and political background within provincial and federal bureaucracies, and as a former Chief of his community, James is especially strong in areas of advising and negotiating on behalf of First Nations on many matters including policy and legislation. James has a lengthy and successful career which has been underpinned by numerous and significant achievements. James’ impressive career highlights are listed below.
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Consulting sets out to Raise First Nation Capacity. Serving Indigenous priorities, whether an Indigenous entity or non-Indigenous entity, KI Consulting provides expertise in the areas of governance, administration, community economic and social development, and critical partnerships. KI Consulting casts a wide focus, working with stakeholders at the grassroots and governmental levels, and everything in between, to ensure successful outcomes which are detailed and sustainable.
At the heart of each initiative is the intention to increase education and skill development while strengthening the wholistic well-being of all First Nations with focus on areas of health, social, education, economic, environmental and cultural/spiritual growth. Ultimately, KI Consulting’s hope is to serve the First Nations direction towards self-determination.
What We Do
A brief overview of K.I. Consulting services include but are not limited to:
SWOT/Asset inventory; Literature reviews; development of research tools; gathering and analysis of data; liaison with stakeholders; recommendation process; and reports.
Communication strategy; briefings, memorandums and resolutions; reporting; policy and procedures; MOU’s and terms; other as relevant.
Governance and Administration; Developing Capacity; Risk assessments, organizational structures; management controls.
Reading and interpreting political landscape to determine threats and
leverage opportunities for clients.
Options analysis, Risk Management, Influencing others, Collaborations, Mediation.
Advocacy and Lobbying.
On behalf of clients before governments, industry and NGO’s.
Coordination of stakeholders; Group facilitation; Partnerships and networking.
Vulnerable and Forgotten the Colonial Way: Our EldersDuring one of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chiefs meetings a few years ago, one chief commented in the public forum, “When our elders leave our communities for care at urban Long Term Care facilities, the next...
MY SISTER DESERVES BETTER: A First Nations Healthcare System Designed to OppressIn my article regarding the PM’s Political Dilemma, I referenced the First Nations healthcare system as the basic of basics. I believe COVID-19 is going to test the First Nation health...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Political DilemmaJustin Trudeau’s current political dilemma began in 1876. This was when the colonial legislation, the Indian Act, became law to govern the ‘Indian’ people of this land. The settlers know Canada as ‘the land of plenty.’...