Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resources
Natural Resources Canada collaborates with Indigenous Peoples in the management of sustainable natural resources. This relationship is empowered by the rights, cultures and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples.
Services and information
Partnering with Indigenous Peoples, communities, and businesses to build an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient natural resource sector in Canada.
Identifying mining agreements with Indigenous communities in Canada.
Affirming our commitment to defining the extent of land negotiated within comprehensive land claims.
As part of its commitment to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, NRCan is developing a National Benefits-Sharing Framework.
Programs and funding
Funding for clean fuel production capacity projects led by Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Funding to advance climate action through local economic development led by Indigenous communities.
Partnering with provinces, territories, organizations, and Indigenous governments to plant trees over 10 years.
Working with Indigenous organizations to develop natural resource projects that support the transition to clean energy.
A paid mentorship program to increase inclusion of women and Indigenous Peoples in scientific disciplines and research.
Measures developed to address recommendations by and in consultation with Indigenous groups.
The Surveyor General Branch supports First Nation Land Management communities wishing to advance their knowledge and experience in land survey and related areas by providing hands-on in-community training through a catalogue of training options.
Our research above the 55th parallel can help you assess the potential of geological and mineral resources, conduct environmental assessments and make land-use decisions.
Government of Canada Resources
Leadership of Indigenous Peoples on the environment and sustainable natural resources.
Find Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
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