Success depends on honouring Indigenous communities and stakeholders through openness, transparency and dialogue.
We strive to enhance engagement with local Indigenous groups through collaboration and trust. By working together we can build a strong foundation to foster innovation now and in the future.
Here are some of the ways we connect.
SaskEnergy supports organizations and events through sponsorship, awareness and employee participation, such as:
- International Drum Festival
- Smudge Walk
- Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition
- Orange Shirt Day
- Tony Cote Summer & Winter Games
- National Indigenous History Month
- National Indigenous Peoples Day
- Regina Treaty Status Indian Services Organization
SaskEnergy awards scholarships to Indigenous students who show leadership, academic achievement, and community involvement.
We partner with Indigenous educational institutes to address labour market demands, develop skills, and to support economic growth.
We begin conversations early when planning work close to Traditional Land, Crown Land, or a First Nations Reserve. To support regulatory and contractual requirements, we provide resources and respond to unique governance processes.
There are also opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to actively take part in fieldwork assessments and honor traditional land use ceremonies. Elders can also provide guidance as part of gas line construction activities.
To strengthen relationships and to build working partnerships, the following are some examples of agreements or processes we support:
- Band Council Resolutions (BCR)
A BCR, provided by Chief & Council, outlines how we work together to conduct, operate, and maintain natural gas infrastructure on each reserve. A BCR must be in place prior to work beginning.
- Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Indigenous Engagement Charter
The Charter indicates the actions SaskEnergy will take to enhance the levels of engagement with Indigenous People, Indigenous-owned businesses and Indigenous communities.
- Tribal Council Partnership Agreements
SaskEnergy recognizes the Indigenous community is an important stakeholder to create growth and to develop Saskatchewan. We encourage and foster partnerships for employment, education & training, and business development.
SaskEnergy is committed to educating our workforce and to foster an understanding of Indigenous culture by:
- Supporting SaskEnergy Aboriginal Government Employees (SAGE) - a committee dedicated to promoting Indigenous education and culture within the workplace
- Encouraging employees to participate in Crown Investment Corporation’s Indigenous Cultural Awareness Program (ICAP)
- Actively participating in Indigenous-focused community events as representatives of SaskEnergy