Indigenous Peoples Policy

Xpera strives to establish a mutual working relationship with Indigenous people on all of our projects where indigenous communities are involved. Xpera actively engages with Indigenous people in order to:

  • Create a long term relationship built on trust and respect within communities and with our employees.
  • Learn, respect and understand the culture, social issues, residential school impact, values, traditions, perspective, and knowledge of Indigenous peoples. Attend community events when invited and participate in discussions offered by communities so we may better understand the history and culture.
  • Recognize and honor Aboriginal and Treaty rights as outlined in Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 which are also a key part of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Establish an open atmosphere with Indigenous communities and employees where dialogue, input and active participation is not only accepted but highly encouraged.
  • Work collaboratively in decision making and creating policies/procedures that are suitable for both the company and Indigenous communities and our employees.
  • Encourage the employment of Indigenous people within our company, including training for specific roles such as security professional, supervisory positions, management positions, investigators and operational support roles.
  • Strive to mitigate the impact our project(s) may impose on the Indigenous community.

Xpera is committed to building respectful relationships with Indigenous communities and our employees. We are guided by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No.169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples. This Policy is part of our overall Health Safety Security and Environment Policy and will be reviewed yearly and updated as required.

https://undocs.org/A/RES/61/295
UN Agreement

https://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO::P12100_ILO_CODE:C169
International Labour Organization Convention No.169