Glenn Nolan - PWYP Montreal Conference 2009

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Implementation of Impact & Benefit agreements and resource revenue sharing with Canadian Aboriginal communities Chief Glenn Nolan, Missanabie Cree First Nation and Board member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

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2. Canadian Extractive Industry The Past - The Present - The Future 3. The Past QuickTime and adecompressorare needed to see this picture. 4. The Past Laws that didnt acknowledge Aboriginal rights governments functioned as ifIndigenous people did not have the right to share in the benefits ofQuickTime and adecompressor are needed to see this picture. the resouces low education levels of Indigenous people 5. The PresentAboriginal and Treaty Rights Section 35, Canadian Constitution Supreme Court Decisions strong advocacy by Assembly ofFirst Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatamiand Metis National Council QuickTime and a decompressorare needed to see this picture. 6. The Present - meaning to extractive Industry? companies hold title of land under mining act - downloaded responsibility from government to company QuickTime and aChallenges for Companies?decompressorare needed to see this picture. costs to conduct community engagement shortage of skilled workers unfamiliarity of working with local aboriginal communities, groups and people inconsistent legislation within country - ambiguity about application of law under mining act 7. The Present - Challenges for communities? low literacy rates withinAboriginal populations little knowledge of the industryQuickTime and a decompressorare needed to see this picture. reluctance to leave communityfor work Community isolation increased activity in traditionalterritory 8. The future - in a perfect worldQuickTime and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 9. Role of Corporation- strong environmental policies - strong social engagement policies - transparent communications with community - work with local, regional and federal govts to increase capacity, skill levels and participation in industry Role of Corporation QuickTime and adecompressorare needed to see this picture. Business focus - develop procurement policy to increase local business opportunities 10. ExamplesExamplesPDAC Skookum Jim AwardCIM distinguished Lecturers Award Mining Matters scholarships and bursariesPDAC Skookum Jim Award Senior positions within corporationsCIM distinguished Lecturers AwardMining Matters QuickTime and ascholarships and bursaries decompressorare needed to see this picture.Senior positions within corporations 11. Role of Government - recognize rights of Indigenous groups - develop standardized legislation for communityengagement - develop programs that encourage greaterparticipation by Indigenous groups- provide greater access to training programs - support access for economic development in theindustry 12. Examples Training programs Revenue sharingQuickTime and adecompressor Changes to mining act (Ontario) are needed to see this picture.Financial support for communities to participate in industry Mining tool kit for Aboriginal Communities 13. Role of Community- develop of community engagement policy; how and when - develop training program for community members who are QuickTime and a interested in participating indecompressorare needed to see this picture.the industry - build greater understanding of industry for all community members - foster better understanding of mining industry for leadership 14. ExamplesCanadian Aboriginal Mineral Associations - Annual conferenceLearning Together - conference and workshops Boreal Prospectors Association 15. In a Perfect WorldQuickTime and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 16. Meegwetch QuickTime and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.