Aboriginal Community Engagement
FMI has a longstanding history of partnering with Aboriginal Communities and we are proud of the relationships that we have developed over the years. We believe that collaborating with Aboriginal communities provides an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and expertise. Through Joint Venture Partnerships and our Legacy program, we aim to foster long-term economic and career development by providing meaningful employment and capacity building through hiring and training opportunities. We work hard to ensure that our Joint Venture partners are positively impacted by our involvement because we believe that together we can create a legacy.
With our over 30 years of experience, we have learned the significant value of our community. As a means of giving back, FMI supports local businesses, charities, youth groups and educational initiatives in the Aboriginal and greater community.
Within the last year, in addition to providing scholarships and bursaries to various First Nation’s communities, FMI supported community events and educational initiatives including:
- The Ktunaxa Nation Council's 2014 Columbia Salmon Festival;
- The Saulteau First Nation’s Pemmican Days;
- The K’ómoks Nation’s Job Fair;
- The Saulteau First Nation’s Christmas celebration;
- National Aboriginal Day celebrations in various locations;
- The Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s 2015 Pemmican Days;
- The K’ómoks Aboriginal Journeys Society;
- Seyem' Qwantlen Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle.
FMI is committed to building and maintaining long lasting relationships within the Aboriginal community. Through collaboration and partnerships we feel that we can achieve great success.