January 2020, Vol. 247, No. 1

Companies in the News

Backwoods Energy Services

Backwoods Energy Services, the largest Indigenous-owned business in northwestern Alberta, has been named a winner by Waterstone Human Capital in the Mid-Market category of the “Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2019” awards. The award recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations scored in six categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention rewards and recognition, organizational performance, and corporate social responsibility.

Majority-owned by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation (Alexis Nation) since 2015, Backwoods is a service provider for utilities, forestry and oil and gas companies in Western Canada. 

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