January 26, 2016
Vancouver B.C. – Securiguard is pleased to announce that it has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with the Haisla Nation. Securiguard will provide local training, employment and support services to members of the Haisla Nation, and the agreement establishes a new local organization, Haisla/Securiguard Security, which will provide security services for projects throughout the region. All proceeds from this venture will be shared directly with all members of the Haisla Nation.
Security services offered will include uniformed security officers, mobile patrols, remote video monitoring, and K9 patrol and detection services. Training will be provided by Securiguard’s in house corporate training specialists covering a wide spectrum of roles and responsibilities including uniformed security, loss prevention services and enhanced customer service.
Securiguard is ISO and COR Certified and has an established a training facility in the region.
“The mission of the Haisla Nation is to build a powerful, prosperous and proud community, healthy in mind, body and spirit. We are very excited to be able to contribute to this mission with security training and career opportunities offered to Haisla members.”
“Sustainability is a way of life we share with the Haisla Nation. Our team will operate in a manner which demonstrates the utmost respect and dedication to those values.”
Darcy R. Kernaghan, President & CEO – Securiguard Services
Haisla Nation Chief Ellis Ross also spoke about the values which all team members will work under.
“Our Council works to protect our people, our land and our resources. Securiguard similarly recognizes the keys to their success as a dedication to their people, their community and the environment.”
“This alignment in values will benefit our members while providing opportunities for them to learn and work in the dynamic and changing security industry.”
Chief Ellis Ross, Haisla Nation
About the Haisla First Nation
The Haisla, meaning “dwellers downriver”, have occupied lands for over 9000 years. Today, the Haisla people are centered on Kitamaat Village. Home to about half of the 1700 Haisla, Kitamaat Village sits at the head of the Douglas Channel in British Columbia. The balance of the Haisla lives elsewhere in the region or in Greater Vancouver.
Today’s Haisla Nation is an amalgamation of two historic bands – the Kitamaat of the Douglas and Devastation channels and the Kitlope of the upper Princess Royal Channel and Gardner Canal. Neighbouring nations include the Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv bands of the Coast Tsimshian peoples.
Living and working on the water has always been important to the Haisla, and that remains so today. The Haisla people have lived off the land and water resources of the Douglas Channel and their traditional territory for hundreds of years, and protection of those resources for future generations is a strong commitment by every Haisla member.
For more information, visit www.haisla.ca