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Inclusive Innovative Business Solutions

for Indigenous communities, Industry &



Background: Gilwa Consulting Inc. (GCI) is a federally recognized Indigenous owned and operated Administrative Management & General Management Consulting Services firm that offers advisory services for Indigenous communities, industry, government, and societies in western and central Canada.

GCI is founded on Indigenous and western European values and practices. Utilizing the framework of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and value-based business practices and successes, GCI is consistent in the delivery of meaningful, practical, ethical, and realistic outcomes for business operations.


GCI has extensive experience in Indigenous Affairs; Consultation & Engagement; Cultural Sensitivity in appropriate business practices & language; Negotiations; Strategic planning & Development; Policy writing & Application; Operational execution; and Business Services.

GCI advisory services cover a wide range of business, social, and political views that considers Multi-ethnic collaborations; The GBA+ framework; Community and stakeholder engagement practices; Operational execution; and Sustainability for all levels of an organization including views of external participants in related market sectors.

CEO and founder Thomas Nyce is proudly an Indigenous person of Canada and proclaims a 100% owned and controlled Canadian Indigenous Business status.

GCI has recently completed the Advanced Training on the Impact Assessment Process facilitated by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, Governing in the Public Interest certificate of BC, and is a CCAB certified Aboriginal business.

History: As CEO and Lead Advisor for GCI, Thomas draws from his traditional and ancestral values of language and culture to affirm business applications for GCI clientele. Thomas was honored to receive one of his grandfather’s traditional and ancestral names through ceremony. In the Haisla language, ‘Hha-Se-Leh-Ne-Yooch’ translates directly to mean Canoe Builder. His grandfather, Tom Nyce was an avid artist, musician, and canoe builder. One of his canoes is still displayed in the Kitimat Museum today.

In 2019, Thomas recognized the importance of supporting the relationship between Indigenous peoples, industry, government, and others. Through GCI, he uses his hereditary context to assist clients in developing their own ‘canoe’ to navigate their journey through the Indigenous experience in collaboration with industry and governments.  

Thomas is highly experienced in working with Indigenous communities. His community background and connection to his traditional values has allowed him to successfully engage with Indigenous communities through his various roles in his career. His approach is genuine, authentic, and always with the intent to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous communities and the affiliated stakeholder.

For more on how GCI can enhance your organization please reach out to Thomas (TJ) Nyce – CEO & Lead Advisor.

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GCI provides business advisory services for Indigenous communities, industry, and government. 

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GCI works with Indigenous communities, organizations, and government throughout Western Canada.

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GCI projects are tailored to the individual needs of Indigenous communities, industry and government.


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