Partnership, perfected

Mikisew Group strives to have a true, hands-on partnership with every one of our best-in-class partners. We integrate as much as possible with their interests, allowing us to build greater capacity, trust and expertise on both sides. When deciding who to partner with, we focus on profitability and capacity building, as well as our mandate to support the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the communities where we work.

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Patric Matala

Director, Corporate


Advisian, the global advisory and consulting arm of Worley, has proudly joined forces with Mikisew Cree First Nation and Fort McKay First Nation to become Desika, a unique environmental consultancy forged through partnership. Desika unites science and engineering with land knowledge and cultural perspectives to provide sustainable solutions for industrial clients in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.


The name Desika combines the Dene word des, meaning water, and the Cree word minosihtahk, meaning restore to represent the journey towards reconciliation through environmental sustainability.


Desika provides environmental services in the Athabasca region, including:

  • Geoscience
  • Decommissioning
  • Restoration
  • Water resources, treatment and advisory support