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ocated in northern Alberta, the Heart Lake       Relations & Business Development at Heart Lake

               First Nation (HLFN), is a small but mighty       First Nation. “Indigenous-corporate partnerships
       LNation. Its 492 members are vital participants          bring so many benefits to both sides.”

        in many local oil and gas projects.

                                                                Heart Lake First Nation has created many band-
        Located approximately 280 kilometers northeast          owned corporations and a total of 18 current

        of Edmonton, 75 kms north of Lac La Biche on            partnerships. Some band-owned businesses
        Hwy 881, Heart Lake First Nation territory is close     include construction, facility maintenance, onsite

        to several key oil and gas industrial sites—a           machining, road building, paramedic services,

        key position for the community, and for partner         engineering, and 3D scanning and modeling, and
        companies that work with them.                          the list is growing.

        HLFN is a success story in Indigenous joint ventures    HLFN is constantly looking to diversify its economic
        with the oil and gas industry. By working alongside     development portfolio, says Bagga.  “HLFN

        firms that demonstrate promotion and inclusion of       aggressively continues to seek opportunities of

        Indigenous businesses and partnerships, HLFN’s          partnership and participation in our traditional and
        economic development supports not only economic         outlying lands that will directly promote the growth

        reconciliation but accelerated growth as well.          of our Nation’s economy.”

        “Alberta’s Indigenous communities have an               Partners, potential partners, and policy makers

        important role to play in today’s energy industry,”     who understand the importance of Indigenous
        says Tony Bagga, Director of Government & Industry      inclusion in participation and ownership look to

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