Marcia Nickerson is a leader in the field of Indigenous governance, providing high-level advisory services to Indigenous, federal and provincial governments, Indigenous organizations and other public sector clients. Marcia has led dozens of multi-stakeholder engagement processes as well as large syndicated research projects. Marcia has authored several papers on diverse topics such as the impacts of technology on Indigenous communities, the socio-economic impacts of Indigenous cultural industries, and governance issues such as Section 35 and the nation-to-nation relationship.
Marcia was on the board of imagineNATIVE for 14 years, serving as Board Chair for 8 years. In 2017 Marcia worked with several industry partners and Indigenous filmmakers to create an Indigenous Screen Office. In 2019, Marcia undertook a national consultation process resulting in On Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts and Stories.