Leader, Social Responsibility
Marlena Anderson is a member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation, located in the central interior of British Columbia. Marlena has worked across various sectors, with 10 years in natural resource development. She has field and operational experience developing and implementing social management and social performance activities, including agreements with Indigenous groups while integrating Indigenous knowledge and values throughout. Marlena has played key roles in company and asset level initiatives, including strategy, policy and program development, audits, training and advisory services for operations and exploration teams.
Marlena brings her Indigenous knowledge and perspective to every aspect of her work, including education and training, by developing and facilitating one of Teck’s first Indigenous Cultural Awareness courses. She is experienced in fostering cross-functional collaboration through inclusion, meaningful dialogue, and participatory development to strengthen both the community and the workplace.
While Marlena is very connected to her culture and community, she is motivated by the impacts and effects of colonization and understands the need to contribute to education and dialogue at all levels of resource development and communities for cultural understanding on both sides.