Securiguard signs Joint Venture with Coast Tsimshian Enterprises

metlakatla_logolkb-logoVancouver, BC – Securiguard is pleased to announce that it has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Coast Tsimshian Enterprises, comprised of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation and the Metlakatla First Nation. Securiguard will provide local training, employment and support services to both communities, allowing Securiguard to bid on safety and security services for local projects taking place on the traditional territories of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation and Metlakatla First Nation.

Safety and security services offered will include uniformed security officers, mobile patrols, remote video monitoring, paramedics, medical first aid attendants and K9 patrol and detection services. Securiguard is ISO and COR Certified and has an established training facility in the region.

“Our team recognizes the potential in the Prince Rupert region and the tremendous opportunites that this partnership will provide. We likewise recognize the wisdom in partnering with local First Nations on safety and security projects and welcome the opportunity to build a leading edge joint venture. We are proud to working closely with the progressive Lax Kw’alaams First Nation and the Metlakatla First Nation.”

“In addition to providing local employment opportunities, our goal is to train and inspire local youth to build meaningful careers in the safety and security industries.”

Darcy R. Kernaghan, President & CEO – Securiguard Services

Both Lax Kw’alaams Band Mayor Garry Reece and Metlakatla First Nation Chief Harold Leighton also expressed their excitement about the new partnership, and the opportunities it will provide for local members.

“In selecting a joint venture partner, we looked carefully at ensuring high standards of training, services and management support. With Securiguard, members of the Lax Kw’alaams Band who are interested in the security industry will receive the very best in job training and professional growth opportunities.”

Mayor Garry Reece, Lax Kw’alaams Band

“Securiguard shares our common values of ensuring both economic and social sustainability within our local communities. We are enthusiastic to be working with them on skills development and capacity building in the region, and know that the clients of Coast Tsimshian Enterprises will receive the highest level of service.”

Chief Harold Leighton, Metlakatla First Nation

About the Lax Kw’alaams Band

Lax Kw’alaams is a jewel on the edge of the mystical coastal temperate rain forest on the northwestern coast of British Columbia. From time immemorial the Tsimshian, an adventurous sea-faring people, have lived in their traditional territories near the city of Prince Rupert. Akin to other people of the Northwest Coast, the Tsimshian were fearsome warriors living in complex cultural tapestry. It was the first Aboriginal community in B.C to officially change its English name to its Aboriginal name–from Port Simpson to Lax Kw’alaams.

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About the Metlakatla First Nation

Metlakatla, British Columbia, is a small community that is one of the seven Tsimshian village communities in British Columbia, Canada. It is situated at Metlakatla Pass near Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Members of the Metlakatla Nation are proud of their history and culture as Tsimshian people. Many historians have documented the culture, traditions and stories of the Coast Tsimshian (Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams) in their shared traditional territories. Metlakatla members continue to enjoy their inherent rights and freedom to harvest traditional food, practice traditional ceremonies and honour their history and lineage.

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