Feb 9th, 2023
The Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation has taken a bold step into processing meat for distribution across Saskatchewan.
The First Nation has officially purchased Country Choice Meats, Located in Duck Lake Saskatchewan. The company has been well known for dedication to excellence, reputation for quality and a commitment to building long -lasting relationships across Saskatchewan with the best pork products available since 2007.
“For our First Nations community, the purchase of Country Choice Meats allows for the opportunity to engage Saskatchewan’s food industry with a solid business foundation that can provide quality pork products across Saskatchewan. It’s also a meaningful economic approach to developing food sovereignty, not only for our own community, but for First nations communities across Saskatchewan”
- – Chief Ronald Mitsuing.
“This is an exciting venture for Makwa Sahgaiehcan. Not only are they one of the first First Nations to get into processing meat in Saskatchewan, but also a First Nation own entity that will have retail products for purchase across Saskatchewan retails. We are looking forward to developing, branding and expanding the products provided and developing indigenous engagement with industry. This business concept and values are not new to Saskatchewan, in that with First Nation ownership in the food industry. When you purchase a Country Choice meat product, not only are you feeding yourself, but you’re feeding a First Nations community”.
- Company Representative Jesse Morin.