AKITA’s First Nations, Inuit & Métis Involvement
We’ve been building meaningful joint venture relationships with Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis since 1983. In fact, our initial joint venture was already in place at the time of the company’s formation, and these relationships have become an integral part of our business.
We continue to be committed to fostering strong, successful relationships with local First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities with ties to the land where resources are being developed.
These ventures are guided by our core values of integrity, respect and commitment. We work to create fair and profitable opportunities that will directly benefit AKITA, our Aboriginal partners and their communities. This includes offering real equity ownership in the drilling rigs we operate, creating opportunities for employment, providing ongoing training and supporting other spinoff business ventures.
Currently First Nation, Inuit and Métis groups hold ownership interests in eight of AKITA’s rigs. Every joint venture offers ownership interest in a rig, with ownership interests ranging from 5% to 50% per Aboriginal group per rig. Further, every one of our Aboriginal Partners is granted the opportunity to purchase an ownership interest in each wholly owned AKITA rig operating within the established joint venture area.
Current First Nations, Inuit & Métis Joint Ventures
Inquiries & Additional Information
We welcome the opportunity to respond to your questions or concerns relating to AKITA or the opportunity to joint venture with AKITA. For more information, please contact Clayton Bourque or Colin Dease.
Joint Ventures and Business Development
Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel