Indigenous Relations

Respect | Mutual Understanding | Trust

Chief Alvin Francis

Our Commitment To Our Land & People Is Equally Important to us As Our Work

We are committed to developing meaningful relationships through engagement and partnerships with our indigenous neighbors. With guiding principles and values that include Trust, Respect, and Inclusion, we are fully invested in developing sustainable long-term business relationships that draw upon the values and teachings of indigenous peoples.

As a company we are committed to working alongside our indigenous partners to create meaningful, mutually beneficial outcomes based on our values of respect and inclusion.

Johnny Simoes – President, CEO

About Nekaneet First Nations

Nekaneet First Nation has a long history in the Cypress Hills, located in southwest Saskatchewan. When Treaty 4 was signed September 16, 1874 in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, First Nations across southern Saskatchewan. Nekaneet and approximately 100 followers decided to stay in their ancestral land in the Cypress Hills, where the First Nation calls home.

Our Commitment

At LSSI we will;

Ensure our employees have the skills and training to perform their duties while respecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Recognize there are many distinctions among Indigenous Communities and acknowledge their unique languages, cultures and priorities

Develop and maintain long lasting and grounded relationships with our local Indigenous people and communities.

Increase Indigenous representation in all levels of our workforce.

Respect environmental stewardship within the treaty territory on which we conduct business in.

Support Indigenous business to increase procurement opportunities to support their local communities’ growth and their capacity for long term mutual benefits of the local Indigenous communities and LSSI.

Commit to supporting community investment opportunities that align with the values of local Indigenous communities.

Johnny Simões


Chief Alvin Francis

Indigenous Relations