Our Indigenous Neighbours

Our Commitment in Practice

Taseko provides opportunities by developing mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities, offering employment, training, and business development.


  • In 2020, 15% of new hires at Gibraltar were Indigenous people, providing opportunity for Indigenous men and women interested in pursuing a career in mining
  • Collaborative programs with Xat’sull First Nation, Williams Lake Indian Band, and Shuswap Tribal Council
  • Participation and Cooperation Agreements with Soda Creek Indian Band (Xat’sull), Tsay Keh Dene, and the Williams Lake Indian Band
  • An Indigenous People Policy focused on develop mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous Peoples

Community Engagement

Taseko is dedicated to establishing enduring beneficial relationships with local stakeholders and Indigenous community members.

Agreements with Indigenous Partners

Collaborative Programs

Partnerships with local Indigenous communities on environmental matters is a regular business practice at Taseko.

Award Winning Collaboration Program

Since 2012, Gibraltar has worked with the Xat’sull First Nation on the progressive reclamation programs at site, providing work experience and summer employment for local Indigenous people.

In addition, Gibraltar, Xat’sull First Nation, Williams Lake First Nation, and Northern Shuswap Tribal Council conducts fish sampling at traditional First Nation fishing sites on the Fraser River. The program provides information in regards to the safety of consuming fish caught near Gibraltar’s discharge sites.

In September 2020, the collaborative work between Gibraltar and the Indigenous Bands was recognized by the BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. Gibraltar was awarded the Jake McDonald Reclamation Award for the outstanding achievement in reclamation at the site and the successful collaboration with Indigenous groups.