Advancing the Participation of Indigenous Peoples

Advancing the Participation of Indigenous Peoples

Mining projects providing opportunities for Indigenous communities

In order to advance the participation of Indigenous peoples in natural resource development, government and industry must work together to recognize and respect Indigenous rights and interests through partnership and cooperation.

By working together, companies can benefit from traditional knowledge and local sources of information that can improve the design and execution of projects, while more Indigenous-owned businesses can provide services to mineral projects or pursue mineral exploration and development themselves. This can build trust, lead to opportunities for Indigenous communities, and advance the process of reconciliation.

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Nearly 500 mining agreements have been signed between the mining industry and Indigenous peoples in Canada since 1974, with more than 350 signed in the past decade.