Last week, representatives from Resolute and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation celebrated the renewal of a long-term partnership agreement at a signing ceremony held in Thunder Bay (Ontario).
For nearly 25 years, Resolute and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation, a Treaty 3 Nation located in Northwestern Ontario, have enjoyed a productive, mutually beneficial partnership. The First Nation community participates in forest management and land use planning, and plays an active role in local citizen committees, providing valuable input and expertise on matters related to local development and commercial enterprise.
Resolute also announced a $25,000 contribution to the Lac des Mille Lacs Education Centre, an innovative, multicultural school established in 2019 in the city of Thunder Bay. “We recognize the importance of Indigenous-led educational programming, with their potential to revitalize communities and create lasting positive effects in students’ lives,” said Remi G. Lalonde, president and chief executive officer of Resolute.
“The contribution by Resolute will support curriculum development, including natural resources programming with a focus on experiential learning, Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe language instruction, and our hockey program,” stated Lac des Mille Lacs Chief Whitecloud.
Resolute is committed to supporting and maintaining constructive relationships with First Nations and other Indigenous communities in its operating regions in Canada. The company focuses on developing employment and business opportunities of mutual benefit, and has ongoing consultative relationships and business partnerships with close to 40 Indigenous communities and organizations. To learn more, visit the Collaborations With Indigenous Peoples section of the company’s website.
Source: The Resolute Blog