INDUSTRY INITIATIVES: Best Practices for How to Engage and Collaborate with First Nation Groups on Natural Resource Projects

October 19, 2022 11:45am

Alexander J. Levi
RIRSD Table Coordinator & Co-Communication Engagement Coordinator
Kopit Lodge

Jesse Perley
Director of First Nations Affairs
NB Power

Dan Villeneuve
President
Great Northern Port

Shirley P Dawe
Executive Director, Crown-Indigenous Consultation Coordination/Nòkwewashk
Natural Resources Canada

  • Exploring priorities and initiatives for consultation and relationship building
  • Analyzing the federal government’s latest guidance document on engaging with First Nation communities
  • Debating best practices for capacity building to ensure First Nation groups can participate in their own projects
  • Outlining different methods of training to First Nation groups
  • Determining how to effectively source funding
  • Evaluating whether an Indigenous group or community group is interested in your project
  • Tailoring engagement and consultation practices to specific regions, and specific communities