Certified Aboriginal Business credited by: Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Debwe Consulting

working with First Nations’
Businesses, Communities and Organizations

We get our clients to their destination

Our Experience


  • Successful management of Housing, Forestry, Construction, Mining, and Economic Development projects.
  • Negotiated Memorandums of Understanding and Impact Benefit Agreements with Mining Exploration Companies.
  • Facilitated Strategic Planning Sessions with First Nation Communities & Organizations.
  • Developed and Negotiated  Partnership Agreements/ Management Contracts between F.N. Communities & Organizations and Businesses in the Mining, General Contracting, Forestry, Interprovincial Trucking, & Insurance Sectors, as well as Various Government Agencies.
  • Negotiated and Secured Funding from Provincial & Federal Government for Community & Business Development (domestic & international), Capacity Building, Training & Education.

Our Approach


 Our service includes a comprehensive consult to help identify gaps and opportunities, a comprehensive report that includes a project plan with timelines and milestones, a cost analysis, and a schedule. We also offer 24/7 support that will help you get there quickly and smoothly. That’s how we ensure your success.

Why Us?


Business mentors are key—that’s why when it comes to client selection, we’re choosy. We want to give each of you the time and guidance you deserve.  Whether you’re seeking a strategic alliance with the right partner or a special skillset or tool, call us today. Together we’ll create and refine your plan for success. 

About Us

Antonio Marinaro



Tony Marinaro is a Saulteux/Ojibwe with over 20 years experience working in First Nations Governance, Management and Economic Development. During his career, Tony has been very successful in developing numerous Joint Venture Partnerships using interest based negotiation skills.

He has been instrumental in working with First Nations, Industry Sector along with Municipalities and all levels of government to assist in the development of mutually beneficial projects having long term sustainable outcomes.

Tony has been able to share his story and experiences as a keynote speaker/presenter at a number of different venues which also included the Prospectors & Developers Conference (PDAC), Canadian Aboriginal Mining Association (CAMA) as well as with the University of Waterloo Economic Development Program.

Sarah Thompson




Sarah Thompson is a Senior Supply Chain Management professional with over 25 years of experience. Her key strengths include, negotiations, mentoring, motivating and Indigenous engagement in Procurement. 

Sarah’s expertise in setting up Supply Chain Departments and improving processes has created more effective organizations and streamlined approaches to working with communities. 

In 2010 Sarah received an award from the government of Tanzania in recognition of her efforts towards localization of the workforce.

In 2019 Sarah was honored to be on the SCMA list of 100 influential women in Canadian Supply Chain.

Sarah is committed to working with Industry and Indigenous communities to fully engage them in local economies and her network is in place to call on for support to break down the various barriers on the path to full inclusion.

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