Geoterra has a long history of developing trusted, long-standing, respectful relationships with Indigenous communities.
Geoterra has established an intimate knowledge of how to engage in developing deep, trusted relationships with Indigenous people, businesses and communities. Our original roots are closely tied with Indigenous people and communities throughout Western Canada.
Geoterra believes that collaboration and meaningful engagement achieve long-term trusted relationships. The following principles guide the way our Teams work:
- Integrity – We will act ethically and do the right thing.
- Respect – We will respect the Indigenous traditions and cultures and views where work.
- Honesty – We will speak the truth and act truthfully.
- Open & Timely Communication – We will act with transparency & regard for the time of others.
As part of our approach to Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation, we are committed to build awareness of Indigenous cultures and traditions across our Company. All Geoterra new employees and contractors are required to take Geoterra’ s Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation Orientation, and all employees and contractors are required to participate in Cultural Awareness updates and training.
Geoterra is committed to maximize the participation of local Indigenous businesses and the local Indigenous workforce. We will collaborate with clients and local Indigenous communities to integrate steps that ensure Indigenous community interests and participation in the contracting and employment is maximized from our work activity. As part of this, we will track and report our activities to ensure fair consideration of qualified and competitive local Indigenous businesses and workers.
Geoterra is committed to build mutually beneficial partnerships with local Indigenous communities in whose traditional territories we work. These reciprocal business relationships build upon our approach to Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation to integrate strategic collaborations with communities that achieve mutual economic benefit, respect Indigenous culture & values, and bring effective solutions to industry major projects and operations.
We believe that education and awareness is a key element of reconciliation. We are committed to carry out our work activity with an awareness of UNDRIP, the TRC Calls to Action and for social and economic positive change.
- Geoterra acknowledges the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and recognize that Indigenous communities have unique rights and a distinct relationship to the land.
- Geoterra acknowledges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC): Calls to Action and is committed to reconciliation through meaningful collaboration with Indigenous communities.
- Geoterra acknowledges Indigenous people’s cultural systems and traditions since time immemorial, we recognize the injustice and hardships of colonization, and we are committed to conduct our work with respect of Indigenous rights.
· Treaty 8 Territory (Dene, Beaver, Kaska, Cree Nations)
· Coast Salish Nation Territories
· Ktunaxa Nation Territories
· Carrier Sekani Nation Territories
· Wet’suwet’en Nation Territories
· Gitxsan Nation Territories
· Chilcotin Nation Territories
· Coast Tsimshian Nation Territories