INDIGENOUS RELATIONS

RET is built on our values: believing in people and ensuring their safety. Believing in people means investing in their future. By building their capacity, RET is elevating the lives of our employees and, by extension, their communities.

At RET, we recognize that our service areas rest on traditional First Nations territory. As such, RET has ensured inclusive relationships with the Indigenous population in our service areas. These relationships are based on honesty, respect, and transparency.


RET is building its Indigenous Relations on three pillars:

1. Engagement
2. Opportunity
3. Appreciation

Engagement – fostering relationships with First Nations communities in our service areas, building trust, and understanding how RET can meet their needs

Opportunity – creating value for First Nations communities through skill building, career advancement, and empowerment

Appreciation – learning and celebrating Indigenous culture and communities

 

Current Indigenous Relationships

George Gordon First Nation

Rising Edge Technologies is proud to announce a new partnership with the George Gordon First Nation. RET has entered into a partnership agreement with George Gordon Development Limited Partnership (GGDL) and formed the Wicehtowak Rising Edge Technologies LP.

GGDL has a 51% interest in the Joint Venture.

The primary goal of Wicehtowak Rising Edge Technologies LP is to bring opportunity and prosperity to both parties. This includes opportunities for other existing GGDL partnerships and employment opportunities for the GGDL community.  Wicehtowak Rising Edge Technologies LP will be targeting projects in the Saskatchewan and Manitoba service areas. The first project is a pipeline replacement project that spans southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba.

For more information on George Gordon Development Ltd., visit http://www.ggdevelopments.com/

Enoch Cree First Nation

RET has developed a working relationship with Enoch Cree Nation. RET strives to contribute to the involvement and sustainability of First Nations through our partnership with Enoch Construction Ltd. (ECL).

In the spirit of cooperation, shared responsibility, and building sustainable, effective relationships based on mutual respect and trust, ECL and RET have made the following commitments in relation to all projects we are collectively awarded within the Treaty 6 territory:

  • Commitment to the development of a comprehensive Indigenous Participation Plan (IPP)

  • Commitment to providing ongoing timely and effective communication between RET and ECL regarding contact and employment opportunities with RET,

  • Commitment to ongoing transparency and information sharing with RET,

  • Liaison with Enoch Cree Nation members on behalf of ECL/RET to identify qualified members to be employed on this specific contract as loader operators, skid steer operators, sanding truck operators, and/or labourers and all other commitments under the terms of the MBRA

RET has been a member of the First Nations Power Authority since 2017. The FNPA is a First Nations governed, not-for-profit development company, reducing development costs and risks for First Nations-led projects.