Xtreme Mining and Demolition and the Kahkewistahaw First Nation announced a working agreement in which Extreme Mining will hire First Nations. This agreement gives members of the Kahkewistahaw community a chance to work in the mining sector.
Len Banga, president of Xtreme Mining, and Chief Sheldon Taypotat of Kahkewistahaw are proud of the work that has been done.
“Through this partnership with Xtreme and Kahkewistahaw, Xtreme will promote the hiring of First Nations to the work force”, said Banga. “I want to thank the Chief and Council for teaming up with Xtreme and making this come to fruition.”
“This is a great opportunity for our people and we are grateful for Xtreme in making this promise to us”, said Chief Taypotat.
Xtreme Mining is committed to potash mines across the province and Banga has been in contact with all the general managers of the mines about the possibility of making further commitments to the First Nations people across the province.
“They, the general managers, see this as a step in the right direction for the mining industry and the province of Saskatchewan”, said Banga. “We are dedicated in making this work now and into the future”.
Thirty-five people applied for the eight positions being offered by Xtreme. Orientation began on April 5 and hands-on training begins April 16 to April 20, 2012.
Xtreme Mining and Demolition Inc. is based out of Saskatoon and has 160 employees working across the province.