Indigenous Partners

Pelly has a healthy relationship First Nations governments and First Nations development corporations and these long-term relationships have been built on trust and accountability. Having worked with the vast majority of Yukon First Nations we are familiar with First Nation’s expectations and Pelly is sensitive to First Nations culture. Pelly regards capacity building as fundamental to developing successful working relationships with First Nations governments and development corporations. We focus capacity building on individuals, emphasizing transferable skills through training, education and employee development, while also focusing on regional economic development and providing business opportunities.

For several years at the Minto Mine Pelly worked cooperatively with the Selkirk First Nation under a Mine Opportunity Agreement (MOA). Pelly was proactive in meeting the expectations of the MOA through open communication and active recruitment, training and long-term retention of First Nations employees. Another example of long term First Nation engagement was with the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s (VGFN) development corporation, Vuntut Development Corporation (VDC). Pelly and VDC formed a joint venture company, Porcupine Enterprises Ltd. and over a span of 15 years Porcupine completed numerous projects.

Construction firm called invaluable to First Nations

If you were to ask two Yukon First Nations how to spell partnership,
Whitehorse Star on February 16, 2017

“WORKING TOGETHER – Joe Linklater, a former chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and a director with its development corporation, addressed this week’s investment conference on the importance of business partnerships. Next to Linklater is Michelle Kolla of the Selkirk Development Corporation. Both corporations have successful partnerships with Pelly Construction of Whitehorse.

If you were to ask two Yukon First Nations how to spell partnership, they just might answer P-E-L-L-Y, C-O-N-S-T-R-U-C-T-I-O-N – Pelly Construction Ltd.

As it was put Wednesday morning by representatives of the Selkirk First Nation and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, the Whitehorse heavy equipment company has been invaluable in advancing their economic and social interests.”