Relationships & Partnerships
"AWN's reasonableness in dealing with agencies and government made people interested and willing to go the extra mile."
Since the incorporation of Aseniwuche Winewak Nation in 1994, the Province of Alberta has been a champion of our ongoing growth and development. Alberta, through a variety of ministries, has provided capital and human resources to assist AWN to achieve our strategic directives and develop much needed capacity in all areas. AWN currently has agreements with Aboriginal Relations, Employment and Immigration, Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Culture and Community Spirit that provides for ongoing support for items such as the AWN administration, by-law development, housing programs, consultation program, employment and training initiatives, and protection of significant sites. AWN directors, Elders, staff and community recognize the exemplary efforts made by many politicians and public servants who have supported AWN to make it the organization it is today.
"AWN's professionalism rivals that of any other organization."
All practical aspects of the AWN consultation program were developed through successful collaboration with industry partners. Since AWN signed its first framework agreement with Weyerhaeuser in 1998, we have developed a strong network of industry partners from all aspects of the regional economy, ranging from power generation to forestry to coal mining to oil and gas. AWN believes in long term relationship building with a focus on identifying common objectives and effective communication. AWN has an innovative and committed Land and Resource Department which takes a lead role in working with industry which is complemented by knowledgeable and committed community Elders. AWN has a consultation program which is the envy of aboriginal communities across Canada for its effectiveness and efficiency.