Purpose-Driven Indigenous Projects

Business Acumen


In this enlightening presentation for the Project Management Institute - West Coast Chapter, the Principal and Owner of Pamihtaw Consulting Inc. will delve into the essence of Indigenous Project Management. This talk aims to shed light on the unique approach and values inherent in managing projects through an Indigenous lens, drawing from firsthand experiences collaborating with First Nations communities. The speaker will outline successful strategies that have led to meaningful and respectful partnerships, emphasizing the critical role of cultural understanding and integration in project management. Attendees will gain insights into the challenges and triumphs of ensuring project timelines and objectives align with Indigenous values and community needs. The presentation will also highlight the importance of creating opportunities and spaces for Indigenous Project Managers within the broader project management profession, advocating for a more inclusive and diverse field. This session is not just an exploration of methodologies but a call to action for embracing Indigenous perspectives to enrich and expand our approach to project management.



Devin Gambler stands as a testament to the power of dedication, cultural knowledge, and visionary leadership in the realm of Business and Economic Development. As the Principal Owner of Pamihtâw Consulting Inc., Devin brings over two decades of rich experience, he hails from the Bigstone Cree Nation in Northern Alberta. His journey is a blend of traditional wisdom and modern business acumen, making him a unique and influential figure in the industry. With a career spanning 20 years, Devin has been at the forefront of significant economic transformations, contributing to projects valued at over $1.68 billion across Canada. His expertise lies in navigating the complex landscape of business development, where he skillfully merges traditional First Nations perspectives with contemporary economic strategies. He worked in leadership roles with local First Nations such as CEO of Bonaparte Indian Band, Manager of Business & Economic Development/KIBDC - Tk'emlups te Secwepmec & recently has retained clients from Simpcw First Nation and Neskonlith Indian Band. Currently, Devin completed his MBA in 2023 from Thompson Rivers University (TRU). This academic pursuit reflects his commitment to continuous learning and leadership excellence. The MBA program has equipped him with advanced skills in strategic planning, leadership, and project management, further solidifying his role as a dynamic leader in his field. At Pamihtâw Consulting Inc., Devin's leadership is characterized by a forward-thinking approach, underpinned by the values of integrity, community, and sustainability. His work is recognized by his peers and awards for Innovation & Excellence as well as Inclusivity. Devin Gambler is not just a business leader; he is a visionary, shaping a future where economic development is inclusive, sustainable, and deeply respectful of Indigenous cultural heritage.

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Type of category: Speaking Event

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: 13 August 2024

Hour: 17:00 to 20:00

Number of PDUs: 2


Student Members$45.00

Members: $45.00

Future members: $55.00


University Canada West (UCW) (Vancouver House campus, East building Lobby)

1461 Granville St
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 0E5