Located in the Rocky Mountains, the Kelly Lake Cree Nation (KLCN) is officially known as the As’in’i’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation. This Rocky Mountain Cree nation is one of the few in the Peace River region not included in the original treaty process. As a result, they have retained their self-sufficiency and claim a large territory in present-day northeastern BC and west-central AB as their own.
In June 2017, Exile Automation and Kelly Lake Cree Nation entered into a relationship agreement to pursue economic development, training, employment, and community investment opportunities together. The goal of this partnership is to provide companies operating in Northwestern Alberta with quality electrical, instrumentation, automation, communication, and combustion services while allowing Kelly Lake Cree Nation an opportunity to benefit in the development of their traditional territory.
Since the signing of our relationship agreement, Exile Automation has delivered industry training, scholarships, and community support programs to Kelly Lake Cree Nation and Horse Lake First Nation through a working agreement with Beaverlodge Regional High School. Our efforts have resulted in direct employment for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous high school students upon graduation.
Chief Cliff Calliou of the Kelly Lake Cree Nation has said that “Exile Automation has been an exceptional partner for Kelly Lake Cree Nation. They show a consistent commitment to the people in the community, and they understand what is important to us.”
“We’re proud that our relationship with Exile Automation is the kind of relationship that supports economic development as well as community development, and that Exile Automation is always ready to put people first.”