Strengthening Resolute’s Collaborations with Indigenous Communities

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At Resolute, we have ongoing consultative relationships and business partnerships with close to 40 Indigenous communities and organizations.

Recent new or renewed commitments have enhanced three of our collaborations in Quebec by developing employment and business opportunities of mutual benefit.

The Opitciwansawmill, located in the Mauricie region, is a joint venture between the Atikamekw Council of Opitciwan and Resolute that has operated successfully since 1999. The Atikamwekw Council and Hydro-Québec are in the process of building a biomass cogeneration plant in the area to supply the Obedjiwan First Nation community with off-grid power. We have an agreement in principle to provide wood byproducts to the plant, which will be commissioned in 2026. 

In Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, we have renewed our agreement in principle with the Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan First Nation of Mashteuiatsh for access to wood fiber that will be transformed in Resolute’s area operations.

And in Quebec’s Outaouais region, we renewed a partnership agreement with the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation for access to additional quantities of softwood fiber that will supply our Maniwaki sawmill and Gatineau newsprint mill.

Our collaborations and partnerships with Indigenous communities are guided by Resolute’s Indigenous Peoples Policy, outlining our commitment to support and maintain constructive relationships with Indigenous peoples in our operating regions in Canada and to explore employment and business development opportunities of mutual benefit.