Delta Rey Flood
Indigenous Land Use Technical Coordinator
Delta is an accomplished indigenous land use and knowledge study coordinator, trainer and technical reviewer with 3 years of experience working for First Nations communities. Delta is an Anishinaabe Kwe (Ojibway woman) from Matachewan First Nation in Ontario. She has worked as an Environmental Coordinator and Lands & Resources Coordinator for her First Nation from 2014 – 2016. During that time she was responsible for coordinating traditional land use studies for the Energy East Pipeline Project. This included managing a third-party contracted consulting company, conducting interviews with knowledge holders, preparing and digitally cataloguing map-biography data and reviewing the resulting reports. She actively managed the traditional land use and other project-based spatial data for her First Nation to support rights-based consultation processes. She prepared briefings to Chief and Council on project files with recommendations for further action.
Delta was also a key team member responsible for preparing Matachewan First Nation’s Consultation and Decision-Making Framework. She supported a third-party contracted consulting company in setting up interviews and engagement activities with key MFN staff, leadership, youth, elders and on- and off-reserve community members. She was responsible for reviewing and testing draft version of the Framework to ensure it could be implemented effectively.
Delta is a certified trainer of Google Earth Pro and has training in ArcGIS for direct to digital mapping of Indigenous traditional land uses. She has provided training and conducted data quality reviews for Brunswick House First Nation’s Lands & Resources department in 2016 and continues as their technical advisor on an as-needed basis. She has completed 2 years of her Commerce and Native Studies degree at Laurentian University and holds a Social Services Worker Diploma and a Certificate in Modern Office Specialist.
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