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Indigenous Alliance


Empowering Communities.
Strengthening People.

Minodahmun Development LP (MDLP) is a 100% First Nation owned partnership created by Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek, Aroland First Nation and Ginoogaming First Nation to maximize First Nation participation in regional development projects. MDLP’s goal is to ensure that benefits from development projects are shared equitably with the First Nations to grow the local economy and provide opportunities for community members through employment and training.

GRIDLINK has partnered with MLDP to form the Minodahmun-GRIDLINK Joint Venture to formalize GRIDLINK’s commitment to First Nation inclusion and economic reconciliation. The Joint Venture is 51% Indigenous owned and prides itself on high quality work, local employees and respect for the environment. It is our goal to ensure that development in the region builds prosperity for the communities and is sustainable and well-managed. MDLP-GRIDLINK will use GRIDLINK’s expertise in electrical and civil construction, integrating this experience with First Nations labour and capabilities to pursue and perform construction projects that will provide employment and training for community members and to build a better future for the region.

MDLP-GRIDLINK draws on GRIDLINK’s strong core of experienced project managers, superintendents and coordinators, backed by seasoned technical and administrative support staff. MDLP-GRIDLINK is a versatile and innovative partnership with the broad experience and expertise to successfully complete a wide variety of electrical and civil projects; and to effectively respond to changing conditions or project requirements, solving problems and providing construction solutions to difficult challenges. You can count on the Minodahmun-GRIDLINK Joint Venture to enhance any project through Indigenous participation, superior service/quality, local knowledge and the highest safety standards.

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GRIDLINK Partnerships

At GRIDLINK, we build strong and transformational relationships to collaborate with Indigenous communities, build capacity and promote sustainability.

We partner on projects that help to maximize First Nation participation in development projects. We also partner to upgrade and service existing infrastructure, provide and host local training and capacity building opportunities, and promote careers in the utility infrastructure sector.

Our philosophy of fair partnerships is built on agreements that achieve five key goals:

1. Joint Ventures & Revenue Sharing

2. Training, Apprenticeships & Accreditation

3. Employment & Career Opportunities

4. Investment in Education Scholarships

5. Supporting Community Culture & Teachings


GRIDLINK has a solid history of building meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities. Just some of our experience includes career fairs, training programs and local employment to facilitate the building of transmission and distribution lines, hydro plant substations, emergency electrification and repairs.