Indigenous Recognition

Indigenous Recognition

At ELM we value our relationships with Indigenous communities in the areas in which we work. In the spirit of reconciliation in adherence to UNDRIP (the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples), we endeavour to protect indigenous heritage and to maintain open communication and dialogue to gain a further understanding of their needs and greater respect for their culture. ELM supports Indigenous organizations and initiatives that contribute to sustainable social development, through a collaborative framework.

We are engaged in indigenous partnerships and joint venture opportunities founded on these principles. ELM offers contracting opportunities to qualified Indigenous companies, suppliers, and contractors, where appropriate. We believe in building long-term relationships by prioritizing opportunities for qualified local Indigenous vendors to participate in new projects.

ELM Is Proud To Have Worked With These Indigenous Communities

  • Atikameksheng Anishnawbek
  • Attawapiskat
  • Blackfoot
  • Blackfoot Blood Reserve
  • Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement
  • Deh Gah Got'ie Dene
  • Dene Tha' First Nation
  • Fishing Lake Metis Settlement
  • Fort Albany
  • Fort Providence Metis Nation
  • Gift Lake Metis Settlement
  • Hay River Metis
  • Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation
  • K'atl'odeeche First Nation
  • Loon River First Nation
  • Louis Bull First Nation
  • Mathias Colomb Cree Nation
  • Michipicoten
  • Mississauga’s of the New Credit
  • Moose Cree
  • Munsee-Delaware
  • Peerless Trout First Nation
  • Pigeon Lake 138A
  • Saddle Lake Cree Nation
  • Taykwa Tagamou
  • Temagami
  • Tsuut'ina Nation First Nation
  • Wahgoshig
  • West Point First Nation
  • Zhiibaahaasing

Why Work With Us

Our Work in Treaty 8


"The Loon River First Nation has witnessed firsthand the quality of ELM's work and the company's commitment to our treaty lands as they carried out all of our abandonment, decommissioning and reclamation/remediation programs, They are sensitive to project timelines and budgets with a keen focus on communication throughout the entire process...

We had prior knowledge of their reputation for "doing things right" and in a respectful manner. We did not want to cut corners as we restored our land back to its natural state thus preserving it for our Nation's future generations."

- Chief Ivan Sawan, Loon River First Nation


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Indigenous Collaboration in Oil & Gas Abandonment Projects

Collaborating with indigenous communities in oil and gas abandonment projects brings numerous benefits. At ELM Inc. (“ELM”) we focus on empowerment, cultural preservation, environmental stewardship, economic development, and long-term sustainability. By engaging indigenous comm



ELM’s office is located on Treaty 7 land and the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Nation (Region 3). In the Spirit of reconciliation, we continue to develop and foster strong relationships with the people, communities, and lands where we work.


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