The Gordon Foundation has announced a new toolkit for First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities in Canada to aid in shaping the terms on which minerals will be extracted from Aboriginal lands in Canada.
From the publication:
"The goal of the toolkit is to provide materials, tools and resources for communities to help them address the process and content issues relevant to negotiating agreements in Canada. The focus is on private commercial agreements, where the parties are Aboriginal communities and mining companies.
While the toolkit focuses on the mining industry, many of the issues and processes addressed in the toolkit are relevant to agreement making in other industry sectors and contexts, including protected areas, oil and gas, and forestry. Similarly, while Canada provides the specific context for the toolkit, many of the issues discussed and the strategies proposed are highly relevant in other jurisdictions where indigenous peoples negotiate with resource developers."
To learn more and download the toolkit please visit: