Indigenous Relations

SAAM Towage Canada recognizes that we operate within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of various indigenous groups in the country; we remain committed to developing and maintaining meaningful and respectful relationships with those communities whose territories we operate within.

Through ongoing and sustainable indigenous relations, we are committed to the advancement of various reconciliation processes, thereby upholding the calls to action contained in the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report.

We have a formal indigenous relations policy that outlines our overarching commitment to working with indigenous communities and holistically supporting reconciliation. By using our long-term internal experience in managing indigenous relations, coupled with a diverse network of external advisors, SAAM Towage Canada is committed to promoting and upholding meaningful bonds with a myriad of local communities.

Indigenous Economic Reconciliation

We are committed to being responsible corporate citizens within the community. In addition to our strong Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Standards, SAAM Towage Canada has policies in place that ensure clarity on our role within the community.

We value our relationship with Indigenous Communities and we are committed to collaborating with Nations to develop long-term, sustainable economic benefits for our local communities.

SAAM Towage Canada has a formal Joint Venture with Coast Tsimshian Enterprises Ltd., which covers all ship assistance, escorts, and barge handling in Prince Rupert and Port Edward.

We are proud of the relationships developed and sustained with the Musqueem, Squamish, Metlakatla, and Lax Kw’alaams Nations where we operate.