Claire Fotso Maptue, NZP Project Coordinator

Claire Fotso MaptuePassionate.  Creative.   Innovative.  Entrepreneurial.  Those are all adjectives ascribed to Claire.   Her proudest compliment, however, is “Mom”.   As a business leader and guide to the next generation Claire brings a unique combination of strategic planning, problem solving and analytical skills that has enabled her to excel in her roles as a project manager, business consultant, interior designer and I.T. professional.  As a result of her decade long career and multifaceted skill set Claire understands the importance of coordination, communication, resource  and time management to successful project completion. 

Claire is a firm believer in the idea that we are the product of all of our undertakings.  Like a well made tapestry, the threads that we use contribute to both its beauty and strength

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.