Roger Harris has been in private business for over 30 years and has been a Partner in Harris Palmer since 2011.
Some of the major projects that Roger has worked on recently include:
•Pipeline negotiations on behalf of First Nations (including Gitanyow, Saulteau and Kitsumklaum Nations).
•Negotiations with the Province of BC on a Renewable Power Agreement on behalf of Coastal First Nations.
•Negotiations with the Haida Nation on behalf of Naikun Energy.
•Negotiations on behalf of the Haisla Nation and the Kitimat LNG Project resulting in the original Kitimat LNG/Haisla Nation agreement.
•Prince Rupert/CN Rail container port expansion project on behalf of Kitsumkalum Nation.
•Facilitation of the Pacific Trails Pipeline Aboriginal Trade Corridor Agreement (resulting in the establishment of the First Nations Limited Partnership).
•Negotiation and facilitation of Hampton Mill re-investment in Burns Lake with 6 First Nations in the Burns Lake area.
•Negotiation of Huckleberry Mine Expansion/Extension with the Cheslatta Nation.
•Management of Community and Aboriginal Engagement on Enbridge Northern Gateway Project from 2008-2010.
•Negotiation of the Kitselas-Terrace-BC Industrial Land Agreement.
•Strategic advice to Progress Energy prior to and including its acquisition by Petronas.
Prior to partnering in Harris Palmer, Roger was an elected Member of the Legislature (MLA) and a Cabinet Minister with the BC government. During his tenure as an MLA and Cabinet Minister, Roger served on a number of government committees including Treasury Board and the Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Legislative Health Committee. Roger has also worked extensively in the forestry industry and has owned and operated a number of small businesses.
Roger is currently BC’s Forest Safety Ombudsman and is a Director on the BC Aboriginal Business and Investment Council (ABIC), the Terrace Community Forest Association, and the Kitsumkalum Economic Development Board. Roger is former Executive Director of the Haisla Business Development Corporation.