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Jessica Steiner, M.A.

Human Environment Consultant

Jessica is a human-environment consultant and sociocultural anthropologist with SVS. Jessica has a strong background in qualitative research methods and design, project management and coordination, and community based social research. 

Working with Indigenous communities across northern Canada, Jessica’s research centres on project-specific land use and occupancy mapping and traditional use studies. Her work focuses on Indigenous knowledge and land use in relation to a number of different energy sectors from pipelines to mining to wind farms.

Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in Public Issues Anthropology.  She conducted her Master’s research on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia where she examined specific strategies employed by the Haida Nation to regain control over decision-making and management of natural resources on the Island. Her research also incorporated concepts related to co-management and joint land use planning.

Jessica is passionate about Indigenous rights and the ability for communities to have continued cultural connections to healthy and productive lands and resources.


Indigenous Knowledge and Land Use Studies



Community Planning

Creative Engagement

Capacity Building

Multimedia Storytelling

Additional Superpowers

ethnographic and qualitative research methods | environmental resource management | community engagement |project management and coordination | community-based interviews and focus groups | information management | data analysis | report writing | proposal writing | funding applications | human-environment relations