Windigo Catering Limited Partnership is the winner of this year's Skookum Jim Award for Aboriginal achievement in the mineral industry. Windigo is receiving the award for its achievement as a Canadian Aboriginal-run business and its service to the Canadian mining industry.
Located in northwestern Ontario, the company is solely owned by Windigo First Nations and boasts an 83 per cent First Nations employment rate.
The company specializes in providing catering services to industry, including remote camps, and is currently providing camp management, catering, housekeeping, laundry, and light maintenance services to Goldcorp's Musselwhite Mine at their remote fly-in camp on Opapimiskan Lake.
Windigo will be honoured at the PDAC's awards evening on March 4, 2013, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The PDAC convention takes place March 3 – 6, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.