Interview with Kimberly Azak, an employee of our contractor Arctic Construction

Meet Kimberly Azak, a proud member of Nisga’a Nation and an employee of Arctic Construction (our contractor) working on the construction of the Glacier Creek Fish Compensation site. As we continue to undertake site capture activities at #KSMProject, we are pleased to work with contractors who employ talented members from local Indigenous groups.

What Community are you from?

Nisga’a Community of Gitwinksihlkw (Canyon City)

What job do you do here?

I am currently a laborer working on installing the silt fence, hoping to get an opportunity to drive the rock truck and maybe cross shift with my dad.

How long have you been working in the industry?

This is my first job in this industry, I worked for 3 years in exploration.

What do you enjoy about your job and working here?

I really enjoy the challenges and learning new skills from the old-timers who have been in the industry a long time.

What does it mean to you to work alongside your Dad Allan on this project?

It has always been a dream of mine to drive the rock trucks and get a chance in the driver’s seat, being able to work with my dad is definitely one of the better parts of it. 

Anything else you would like to share?

It’s really cool to see all the Nisga’a people from all 4 of the communities working here. Some of them are new to this work and some have been in the industry for many years. 

Having more women in camp and onsite is really awesome.

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