Sean McCormick designs and manufactures Aboriginal-inspired footwear sold around the world at Manitobah Mukluks. Kelly Beaulieu creates premium-quality fruit and vegetable purees at Canadian Prairie Garden Puree Products. Ben Voss develops a 40-megawatt biomass energy project at Meadow Lake Tribal Council Industrial Investments. Sean, Kelly and Ben are leaders of three of the Aboriginal companies supported by Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Fund.
Fifteen years ago, to enhance biodiversity, we stocked Red Dog’s freshwater reservoir with Arctic grayling, a member of the salmon family. The grayling thrived and eventually overpopulated the reservoir.
Over the course of a four-year-long regulatory process for our Quintette project in northeastern British Columbia, we have been enhancing our relationship with the West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) by supporting meaningful community development initiatives.
As a result of the steps we have taken to improve our Indigenous cultural awareness and inclusion in our recruitment and procurement practices, we have been better able to create sustainable benefits for Indigenous communities.
In 2012, we continued to form partnerships with communities, Indigenous Peoples, organizations and institutions around the world to facilitate our efforts related to water stewardship, environmental management and health care.