Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!

June 19, 2020

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to celebrate the unique heritage, cultural diversity and invaluable contributions of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. As a company, Englobe not only encourages and celebrates diversity but also drives it through inclusive policies and practices.

We have been working with Indigenous partners for many years and have established meaningful relationships with communities across the country including the Far North. Based in Igloolik, Nunavut, we are a minority shareholder in SILA Remediation Inc., an Inuit company registered with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Through strategic partnerships and joint venture agreements, we create jobs and provide on-the-job training opportunities that benefit the community and the region.

In addition to our business relationships with Indigenous peoples, Englobe has many employees from different communities on our team and is proud to offer training through the BEAHR program to facilitate job placement.

We invite you to watch the video message from Edmond Collins, Manager of Indigenous Relations, who encourages us to mark this day by learning about the history of Indigenous people in Canada. As a start, we feature a few Indigenous Canadian personalities who have inspired us.

Together, let’s celebrate the richness, diversity and contribution of Indigenous peoples to the history and future of a sustainable and equitable Canada.

Do you know these Indigenous Canadian personalities?



Leela Gilday, Dene-Canadian, is a celebrated singer/songwriter born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.


 Elijah Harper  


Elijah Harper, Oji-Cree, is an influential politician, consultant and policy analyst best known for his role in scuttling the Meech Lake Accord.




Mary Greyeyes Reid, Cree, was the first Indigenous woman to enlist in the Canadian Armed Forces.


 Harry Daniels  

Harry Daniels, Métis, elected president of the Native Council of Canada in 1981, convinced then Justice Minister Jean Chrétien to include the Métis as one of the 3 peoples who would be defined as the Aboriginal peoples of Canada in the Constitution Act, 1982.



Josephine Mandamin, Anishinaabe, was a respected elder and activist who founded the water protector’s movement. She walked 25,000 miles around the shorelines of all the Great Lakes, and other waterways, carrying a bucket of water to raise awareness of water pollution.


 Murray Sinclair  

 Calvin Murray Sinclair, Ojibway, an attorney and the first Indigenous judge in Manitoba and the second in Canada, served as Chairman of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 2009 to 2015.


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