We found that the Inuit used the inuksuk as a navigational aid and coordination point in our cultural awareness learning. This is an interesting intersection with our profession, paired with the fact that early surveyors would sometimes use stone mounds to monument a section corner. Photo Credit: Rikki Hutnyk, Geomatics Technician from our Calgary office who took this picture while on a hike in the traditional territory, meeting place and home of home of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Îyâxe Nakoda First Nations, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
We lead with our best intentions to work towards a prosperous future for all Indigenous Peoples, communities, and businesses.
Midwest Surveys approaches Indigenous Inclusion with the same values we have carried in our business since its inception in 1949 – with honesty, fairness, and respect. As an employee-owned company, we are rooted in shared value and fully understand how it builds long-lasting relationships and brings actual value to community members.
Building on our values of Commitment, Leadership, Passion, and Imagination:
- We are committed to continuously developing our knowledge of truth and reconciliation;
- We care about how we genuinely collaborate with Indigenous peoples, communities, and businesses to advance Indigenous Inclusion at Midwest;
- We are passionate about what we do;
- We strive to find solutions that create meaningful opportunities for all.
In the spirit of harmony, unity, and equality, we welcome all cultural perspectives to take a seat at the table as part of one team and share in our commitment to reconciliation in Canada. We are committed.
Midwest has chosen to use the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) framework through the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in order to achieve a high level of assurance to communities that we are:
- good business partners
- great places to work
- committed to prosperity in Aboriginal communities
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