BNDDI Announce New Partnership
New majority Indigenous partnership to advance Canada’s technology sector while creating economic opportunities for Birch Narrows Dene Nation and Indigenous communities everywhere
December 12, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK/Treaty 6 Territory & Homeland of the Métis – Birch Narrows Dene Development Inc. (BNDDI), MMLK Group Inc., and Superior Strategies have partnered to launch All3Innovation LP, a new majority Indigenous-owned technology business. All3Innovation delivers cutting-edge technology products and services while helping to grow and strengthen Indigenous communities through training and employment.
Mark Hinz speaks to partners’ common goals for this joint venture.
“All3Innovation aspires to be a leader in the technology sector, as well as in environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practices. We’re focused on developing meaningful, long-term relationships with customers and Indigenous communities throughout Canada. We look forward to providing leading technology products and services that drive economic development while protecting the environment,” said Mark, CEO of MMKL Group.
All3Innovation specializes in technology products that contribute to greater efficiencies in the mining, industrial and commercial sectors, utilizing robotics instead of humans in environments that are unsafe as well as helping clients to monitor, measure, analyse and improve performance with regard to ESG performance.
“As an Indigenous person and business owner, I’m proud to be working with BNDDI and MMKL to create opportunities for Indigenous participation in the technology sector and to be building a company with partners whose philosophy and values align with those of Indigenous peoples — and by that I mean our collective focus on relationship building, protecting Mother Earth and improving the socio-economic health of our communities,” said Jason Thompson, Owner of Superior Strategies.
BNDDI, the economic development arm owned by Birch Narrows Dene Nation, is eager to work with the partners to build sustainable and meaningful employment capacity and economic benefits within Birch Narrows Dene Nation and other Indigenous communities across the country.
Anthony Clark, CEO of BNDDI speaks to what this means for the Economic Development Corporation “This partnership aligns on many aspects of BNDDI’s strategic business plan. It creates diverse product and service offerings that allow Birch Narrows’ community members to participate in the technology sector while engaging our clients in a meaningful way to affect ESG attributes of their business positively. Birch Narrows as a community has a strong and vibrant young demographic that will be able to enjoy the benefits of being involved in this sector of the market. Our partners in MMKL and Superior Strategies are a perfect fit in alignment with values, partnership, collaboration and innovation. I look forward to growing this opportunity with them and seeing what we can collectively achieve.”
A proud Indigenous partnership and technology business, with shareholders: Birch Narrows Dene Development Inc., Birch Narrows Dene Nation, MMKL Group Inc., and Superior Strategies.
Birch Narrows Dene Development Inc.
Birch Narrows Dene Development Inc. is the economic development corporation 100 per cent owned by Birch Narrows Dene Nation, a First Nation residing on Treaty 10 Territory. BNDDI aims to build capacity by nature of partnerships in order to participate in industrial/mining activity taking place within the Traditional Territories of BNDN and farther afield. BNNDI’s focus is on building a sustainable revenue stream that will, inevitably, in the long term, provide regular dividends to the Birch Narrows Dene Nation. With a vision to provide future BNDN generations with the opportunity to be self-sufficient through wealth creation, employment, education, and environmental stewardship, BNDDI is an integral part of the community’s success plans.
MMKL Group Inc.
MMKL Group’s mission is to source quality products that are difficult to find in standard distribution channels and partner with companies and brands that are innovative in up-and-coming industries.
Three incorporated entities make up MMKL group: MMKL Holdings Ltd., which holds MMKL group investments; MMK Industrial Supply Ltd., distributors of industrial, medical, and environmental supplies; and Lyston Sales Ltd., which represents brands and grows market share for manufacturers.
Superior Strategies Inc.
Superior Strategies Inc. is a 100 per cent Indigenous-owned business and is ultimately the parent company to a variety of other companies Including Superior Strategies Training & Consulting, Warrior Office and Warrior Supplies. We offer a variety of Consulting, Training,
Based out of Northern Ontario, it serves various corporations, governments, businesses, not-for-profit entities, and Indigenous organizations. Superior Strategies Inc. Is committed to meaningful participation and building capacity for Indigenous People and Communities. This has been demonstrated through its 14-year existence, experiencing positive growth year after year.