Indigenous Resiliency through Partnerships
One of Spectrum Resource Group’s prerogatives is sustaining Indigenous community resiliency through sincere, mutually beneficial partnerships.
Spectrum recognizes that building resiliency to external pressures, such as climate change and economic and social forces, is key to sustaining Indigenous communities and their members’ traditional ways of life.
At its most profound level, partnerships with Indigenous communities enable Spectrum to support and sustain the community members’ ability to remain and thrive in their traditional territories.
Spectrum directly assists Indigenous community members by providing meaningful and local employment, mentorship and skill sets that are transferable to other aspects of their lives, and sincerely embracing these folks into the Spectrum family.
One of Spectrum’s recent Indigenous partnerships was the inclusion of a community member from the McLeod Lake First Nation. Tyler Vallee worked hand-in-hand with one of our project managers, Mike Kozak, to help develop a revegetation plan for a section of the Coastal GasLink pipeline right-of-way north of Prince George. One of the focuses on this project was to select traditional use of native plant species for revegetation. Examples of traditional-use plant species include blueberry, high bush cranberry and diamond willow in high-use traditional areas.
Without sincere consultation, collaboration and engagement from our industry, Indigenous communities may struggle to sustain themselves and their traditional ways of life into the future. Spectrum will continue to make Indigenous partnerships a priority at the core of our business.