Dr. John Belhumeur Indigenous and Community Advisor
Dr. John Belhumeur has spent over 30 years as a consultant for Aboriginal affairs with regards to project development in the resource industry, coordinating between Aboriginal citizens, resource companies, and various levels of government. Dr. Belhumeur has worked on many projects, from the EIA process through to the construction and operation phases of a mine.
Coming from St. Lazare and Pine Creek, Manitoba, Dr. Belhumeur’s Cree /Ojibwa ancestry gives him first-hand knowledge of the Indigenous experience, lending a deeper understanding of issues facing Aboriginal people today, in society and the workplace. Dr. Belhumeur believes in protecting the environment first and foremost, through the use of Traditional, Ecological Knowledge and sustainable mineral development.
Dr. Belhumeur is the Founder and publisher of The Aboriginal Miner, a partnership with the Prospector Resource Investment News. John is an accomplished publisher, miner, and adviser to First Nations, Industry and Government and is well-known throughout the mining, forestry, and petroleum industries, as well as the resource development communities. Dr. Belhumeur was one of the first publishers to endorse mining, hydro, oil & gas, alterative energy, and other resource development projects in Canada, believing that it would bring employment, training and prosperity to Indigenous communities.
Mr. Mark Jarvis – Strategic Advisor
The Company welcomes Mr. Mark Jarvis, to Searchlight’s Strategic Board, a successful resource entrepreneur, whose early career as a financial advisor in Vancouver led him to join an oil and gas company, Ultra Petroleum (NYSE: UPL). As a director of Ultra, Mark led financings totaling over $40 million, which helped Ultra drill four trillion cubic feet of gas reserves in Wyoming.
Mark is currently Chairman of Gigametals Corp. (TSXV: GIGA), which is developing one of Canada’s largest nickel-cobalt deposits, and is also CEO of Shoal Point Energy, a company which has an unconventional gas deposit in offshore Newfoundland, and a recent oil discovery in Kansas.