Indigenous Partnership

Indigenous Partnerships

Trigon is located on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the Coast Tsimshian Peoples. While it’s vitally important to acknowledge this reality, we are honoured that our connection runs much deeper.

When Trigon was privatized in 2019, the Lax Kw’alaams Band and Metlakatla First Nation joined the ownership group, and work closely with our terminal team in many areas. Trigon is committed to ongoing dialogue and learning, and to advancing Indigenous Reconciliation as fully as possible and across all facets of our operations.

This plays out in many tangible ways, including efforts to advance training and employment for Indigenous peoples at our terminal, and to address the legacy of systematic discrimination. We also work to ensure that our community investments and other engagement is, to the best of our ability, aligned with the particular needs and values of Indigenous Peoples.

We do not assume that partial Indigenous ownership translates into consent for every direction we may wish to pursue, however, the relationships and shared respect we have built provide an invaluable opportunity for meaningful dialogue on the best shared path forward. We take this approach with our Indigenous owners, as well as with the broader Coast Tsimshian peoples within whose Traditional Territories our terminal is located.

The breadth and depth of our relationship with the Indigenous peoples of this region is reflected in the Trigon name and logo, which were inspired by Northwest Coast artistic traditions.