February 16, 2018
An in depth piece encouraging mining proponents and operators to consider their strategy around building relationships with Indigenous peoples has received verbatim coverage in a key mining industry magazine.
The Canadian Mining Magazine ran the Torys Quarterly piece “Relationship Building with Indigenous Peoples – A Beneficial Strategy for Project Proponents and Operators” discusses the imperative issue of relationship building with Indigenous peoples and how that can affect the project. The article was authored by The Hon. Frank Iacobucci, Michael Fortier, Valerie Helbronner and John Terry.
An excerpt from the article is below.
While a project may benefit from any relationship building with Indigenous Peoples, this article focuses on developing and maintaining a particular type of relationship that we have seen repeatedly benefit large energy, infrastructure and mining projects. More specifically, these relationships generally have the following key attributes:
In our experience, there is no “cookie cutter” process that leads to a strong, mutually-beneficial relationship with Indigenous Peoples. However, the attributes described above are key indicia of such a relationship.
This article formed a key part of the Q1 edition of the Torys Quarterly.
You can read the original version of the article here.
You can learn more about Torys’ Indigenous work by heading to the practice page.