Nauticol is proud of the positive and collaborative relationships that we are continuing to build with Indigenous communities in the vicinity of our projects. These relationships are based on respect for Indigenous rights, traditions, knowledge and perspectives and focused on advancing shared priorities including economic development opportunities for Indigenous communities.
Prior to publicly announcing our development in Grande Prairie, we engaged early-on in dialogue with the Western Cree Tribal Council (WCTC) and the communities it serves – Duncan’s First Nation, Horse Lake First Nation and Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. These First Nations communities are the closest to our operations. This dialogue has led to a Memorandum of Understanding with the three First Nations to acquire an equity interest in the project. Under this approach, economic opportunities resulting from the project are expected to provide long term benefits to these communities. As project participants, these communities will also have an ongoing active role in the development and operation of the project.
“Together we have established a unique partnership based on reciprocity, shared knowledge and shared opportunities.”
Mark Tonner, Nauticol President & CEO
Long-term collaborative relationships are at the heart of our business. Click on the logos below to learn more about our collaborators and providers in Grande Prairie.