Every topic and presentation was interesting and informative. - Housing Maintenance Coordinator
Cree Nation of Mistissini

Indigenous Communities Land Use and Resource Development

Keep abreast of environmental management tools and resources

June 6 - 7, 2017  ·  Yellowknife, NT
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As a proponent/developer, part of the GNWT, or a member of an aboriginal government, the challenge is to develop resource so all stakeholders profit while protecting the environment and the People. The journey - from land claim and land use plan - through regulatory and environmental approvals - to the formation of aboriginal-developer relationships, and the green lighting of a mining project - is an uphill battle fraught with major hurdles at every stage.

If you are part of an Aboriginal Government with limited resources and information compared to proponents who may have worked on proposals for years, with seemingly limitless resources, you need a level playing field. This includes time and assistance to understand the long and short-term environmental and social impact of proposals, where land claims may or may not have been settled, and where land use plans may or may not exist. It also includes advice and guidance on how to access capital, deal with financial and tax implications and structure legal relationships to ensure your government receives a fair share of revenue from mineral and infrastructure development in the long run.

If you are a proponent/developer, you need to understand the history and impact of devolution on relationships, land claim and other negotiations and you need to understand the important role of traditional knowledge in informing aboriginal perspectives. You need to establish trust and create true economic partnerships.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity to meet with uniquely qualified speakers to discuss the important challenges you face relating to the tremendous potential of resource development in the north and protection of the environment. Ask question, brainstorm, debate and hear different points of view. Take a few moments to review the agenda. Then call us immediately to reserve your place to avoid disappointment. What you learn and who you meet are worthwhile investments for your own professional development and your organization's. Register today!

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