The Muskowekwan First Nation and Canada North Camps have signed a partnership agreement to build work camps for the booming resource sector.

The first big project involves setting up work camps for a potash mine that is being built on the reserve – a joint venture agreement with Encanto Potash Corp.

Canada North Camps Vice-President Brett Meredith says this is the company’s first move into Saskatchewan and it makes good business sense.

“Our intent is to grow our business, our family owned business and to have success with the First Nations as well,” he says.

Canada North Camps has operated work camps throughout Alberta for a number of years including a partnership agreement with the Big Stone Cree Nation.

Muskowekwan First Nation Chief Reginald Bellerose says the First Nation wants to become an active player in the service side of Saskatchewan’s resource development.

The Muskowekwan First Nation is located about 130 kilometers northeast of Regina.