Pieridae has a rich history of respect for First Nations Peoples

Our CEO Alfred Sorensen was one of the first to engage with the Haisla in British Columbia when he presided over the Kitimat LNG Project over a decade ago. He listened to the Haisla, even moved the location of the LNG facility on their advice, all while working to build respect and trust. 

Pieridae has continued that philosophy of respectful engagement with First Nations across Canada, including the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq and Treaty 7 Nations in Alberta with a focus on ensuring First Nations benefit from resource development.

We made this agreement ‘real’ with the signing of a Letter of Award selecting the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq and Black Diamond Group to exclusively negotiate the contract to build a $720 million workforce lodge and amenities during the four-year construction phase of the Goldboro LNG Facility.

“We are excited about what this Project means to the Mi’kmaw communities of Nova Scotia and the benefits it will bring to all of Atlantic Canada,” said Chief PJ Prosper, Regional Chief Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Chief Tma Francis, Paqtnkek. 

“A key component of reconciliation in Canada is the ability to have meaningful involvement in projects happening within our territories.  We desire responsible development and environmental stewardship that reflect a Mi’kmaq voice and our agreement with Pieridae is an example of how companies can respect our Mi’kmaw Rights and Title, and also provide an opportunity for Mi’kmaq participation in development on our lands.”
 

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Mik'maq Benefits Agreement signing

“We desire responsible development and environmental stewardship that reflect a Mi’kmaq voice and our agreement with Pieridae is an example of how companies can respect our Mi’kmaw Rights and Title.”
Chief PJ Prosper, Regional Chief Nova Scotia and Newfoundland
Chief Tma Francis, Paqtnkek