Partnering for prosperity: aboriginal peoples in the potash sector

By Nathan Elliott Mining is the backbone of the Saskatchewan economy. The sector stimulates economic growth, job creation, and spin-off activity in urban centres, in rural areas and, more recently, in aboriginal communities across the province. Several of these aboriginal communities are capitalizing on the continuing strength of the mining…

Encanto Potash: growing forward together towards production

Encanto Potash was formed specifically to partner with Canada’s First Nations communities to help them benefit by developing the potash resources that lay beneath their vast land holdings. Currently, Encanto is focusing on their flagship joint ventured Muskowekwan (MFN) and Ochapowace/Chacachas properties in Southeastern Saskatchewan. These are joined by a…

The Aboriginal Career Centre at the University of Regina offers both spiritual and academic support for First Nations students

By Jill Mitchell Growing up in Saskatchewan’s Sweetgrass First Nations community, Ryan Albert spent many days immersed in tradition—hunting, fishing, conversing in his native language, Cree, and spending time with his late grandfather Leon Moberly, who taught him the protocols, aspects, and life lessons of nature. It was this deep…