The Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation announced the winner of this year’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.

Points Athabasca FHQ Contracting, based out of Regina, was named the winner for its work in economic development.

Board chair Edmund Bellegarde says the company is getting more and more involved in the potash industry.

“Potash Corporation’s Rocanville operation, we did some early work there, we’ve done some work for the Vale Kronau project which is currently on hold right now,” says Bellegarde.

“Our biggest contractor to date and client that we have is K+S Potash Canada in their Legacy Mine Project near Bethune.”

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award is presented to a First Nation entity or individual that best exemplifies sustainable economic development.

File Hills Qu’Appelle Developments owns 50 per cent of the company, Points Athabasca Contracting owns 17 percent and Graham Construction owns 33 per cent.