First Nation buys potash company lands
- EFN Staff | September 05, 2020
The business arm of George Gordon First Nation has purchased 150 acres of land from K+S Potash Canada.
“The acquisition of the property gives George Gordon Developments a significant opportunity to participate as a supplier to K+S Potash Canada and other businesses in the area,” said Glenn Pratt, CEO of George Gordon Developments Limited (GGDL).
The land is near the K+S Potash mine, which is located near Bethune, Saskatchewan, about 60 kilomtres northeast of Regina.
“At GGDL, we are committed to ensuring there is a pathway to economic success by working collaboratively with business partners in Saskatchewan to help to address our future economic needs,” he said in a news release.
GGDL plans to seek input from the George Gordon First Nation, the RM of Dufferin, K+S Potash Canada, and other local businesses to determine the future use of the land.
“Under our newly published Indigenous Relations policy, and in the true spirit of inclusion and diversity,
we have challenged ourselves to proactively explore ways to improve upon our relationships and continue
to collaborate with local Indigenous communities,” said Sam Farris, President and General Manager of K+S Potash Canada.
“The sale of this land, with its existing infrastructure and proximity to the Bethune mine, provides us a unique opportunity to further collaborate with George Gordon First Nation. This type of partnership is at the heart of the value we place on our relationships with local Indigenous communities.”
GGDL, which was formed in 2011, prides itself on establishing important business partnerships with industry leaders and has already become a regional First Nations leader in business development.