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Resolute shares steps taken to strengthen its collaborations with Indigenous communities

April 11, 2024  By P&PC Staff

Resolute shares in a statement that the company has ongoing consultative relationships and business partnerships with close to 40 Indigenous communities and organizations. Recent new or renewed commitments have enhanced three of its collaborations in Quebec by developing employment and business opportunities of mutual benefit.

The Opitciwansawmill, located in the Mauricie region, is a joint venture between the Atikamekw Council of Opitciwan and Resolute that has operated successfully since 1999. The Atikamwekw Council and Hydro-Québec are in the process of building a biomass cogeneration plant in the area to supply the Obedjiwan First Nation community with off-grid power. Both parties have an agreement in principle to provide wood byproducts to the plant, which will be commissioned in 2026.

In Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Resolute renewed its agreement in principle with the Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan First Nation of Mashteuiatsh for access to wood fibre that will be transformed in Resolute’s area operations.


And in Quebec’s Outaouais region, the company renewed a partnership agreement with the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation for access to additional quantities of softwood fibre that will supply its Maniwaki sawmill and Gatineau newsprint mill.

Resolute notes that its collaborations and partnerships with Indigenous communities are guided by its Indigenous Peoples Policy, outlining its commitment to support and maintain constructive relationships with Indigenous peoples in its operating regions in Canada and to explore employment and business development opportunities of mutual benefit.

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