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Indigenous Engagement


With over 300 distinct bands in Western Canada, it makes alignment of a single policy difficult and it is fair to say that a comprehensive strategy to partner with First Nations is complex.


In addition, each band will view development and business partnerships differently. In some cases more than one band will have input to a specific region or project.

Guiding Principles

  • Service the best interest of the Customer to help solve problems, create value, and support high satisfaction; while being easy to do business with
  • Build trust, collaborate and communicate as long term business partners
  • Maximize the leverage of respective strengths
  • Achieve mutually strong and predictable financial outcomes for our Partners and Spartan
  • Do what it takes to win honestly and ethically, while maximizing Spartan content

Indigenous Strategy

Indigenous communities, peoples, and nations are those that, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of the societies now prevailing in those territories, or parts of them

Fundamental Belief
Globally, nationally and regionally, the fair treatment of indigenous peoples is the right thing to do

Compelling Reason to Act
Canada’s historical methods of inclusion have not produced meaningful or sustainably positive results.  We have a choice to be part of a new solution

Actions to Take

  • Engage First Nations in economic opportunities to provide sustaining wealth creation for all
  • Enabling education is critical to assisting individuals reach financial independence and prosperity
  • Creating employment opportunities with the goal of a healthy and inclusive society where everyone contributes and benefits
The CT Spartan Controls limited partnership was established between Spartan Controls and the Coast Tsimshian Enterprises (Metlakatla and the Lax Kw’alaams First Nations) in the Prince Rupert area.
The NC Spartan Controls Joint Venture was established between Spartan Controls and the -Nchu’7mut Contracting Limited (Squamish First Nation) and covers the Vancouver North Shore through Squamish.
Building a Sustainable Path Forward

Building a Sustainable Path Forward

In terms of Education Opportunities, currently our Bursary offered at BCIT gives preference to qualifying First Nations students or students from northern areas. Spartan is reviewing our bursaries and scholarships with other educational institutions to consider a similar approach. 

Employment of qualified First Nations is a key part of Spartans long term strategy. Ideally as a graduate of post secondary education that we enabled, but certainly not limited to it. We will make a positive impact to the greater society we live in.