Indigenous Planning


HTFC has been privileged to work with and for Indigenous peoples and communities and to practice on their traditional lands for 50 years.

HTFC Planning & Design is one of Canada’s most experienced firms in assisting Indigenous groups with planning, design and management projects. We are nationally recognized for providing technical and advisory support for land claim negotiations, implementation of claim settlements, and community-based environmental assessments. For over 40 years, the firm has been working closely with communities, Indigenous knowledge holders, legal advisors, utilities, and governments to reach comprehensive long-term solutions, while striving to support capacity building and provide tailored training and support to local staff.

As individuals, and as an organization, we are committed to actively participating in the journey of reconciliation and decolonization. We are working to understand the harms of the past and to move forward in positive ways. We strive to listen, to learn, to unlearn when needed, to build relationships, and to support Indigenous peoples and communities through our work.

Our Winnipeg office is steps away from the Red River, within the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Ininiw (Cree), Oji-Cree, and Dakota peoples; in Treaty 1 territory; and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. Our projects and partnerships extend to the territories and Treaty areas of other Indigenous peoples across Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and beyond.