27 Jul Steel River Group Announces Partnership with Black Lake Denesuline First Nation
Steel River Group Ltd. (Steel River), an Indigenous-owned diversified management and construction consortium, has announced a new partnership with Black Lake Denesuline First Nation (Black Lake), located in Northern Saskatchewan and home to the Fond du Lac, Stony Rapids, Black Lake, Hatchet Lake, Wollaston Lake, Camsell Portage and Uranium City communities.
The goal of this new partnership with Black Lake is to champion the cultural, social, and economic wellbeing of the community by advancing and expanding the Nation’s current interests. This will be accomplished by supporting the community and the local housing needs for community members and working collaboratively on projects with industry in the region, specifically in mining. This partnership will see Steel River implement their People-Public-Private-Partnership (P4) model when bringing opportunities to the Nation, keeping a focus on the preservation of cultural and traditional values and economic sustainability for the people there.
“I am proud to announce our new partnership with Black Lake Denesuline First Nation,” said Trent Fequet, founder and CEO of Steel River Group. “The Nation is a part of the Athabasca region, who supplies nearly 20 per cent of the world’s uranium. We look forward to leveraging the strengths and expertise of the community while learning from and working alongside them.”
Black Lake Denesuline First Nation is located in Northern Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin region, approximately 1,180 km northwest of Prince Albert. The First Nation owns numerous businesses including Elizabeth Falls Hydro, Black Lake Development, Black Lake Ventures, and Waterfound Development Corp.
As a partner of Steel River, Black Lake will have access to existing Ecosystem subsidiaries and relationships that will benefit the Nation with an increased scope of services and bring forth additional opportunities to the Nation’s current businesses and operations.
“Steel River is honored to welcome Black Lake Denesuline First Nation to the Steel River Ecosystem and work together on projects that will contribute to the well-being of the Nation, while continuing to diversify its economic position. Steel River acknowledges and respects that each Indigenous Community has its unique history, beliefs, and expertise and will ensure this as a primary focus on all collaborative projects with Black Lake throughout the partnership.”
Steel River is honored to welcome Black Lake Denesuline First Nation to the Steel River Ecosystem and work together on projects that will contribute to the well-being of the Nation, while continuing to diversify its economic position.
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