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National Benefits-Sharing Framework

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The importance of developing a National Benefits-Sharing Framework

As part of its commitment to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples across Canada, Natural Resources Canada is developing a National Benefits-Sharing Framework to ensure that First Nations and Métis Nation communities directly benefit from natural resource projects in their territories, and that Inuit communities benefit from natural resource projects in Inuit Nunangat.

This framework will support the Government of Canada’s commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It will be underpinned by the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership, and will advance Indigenous Peoples’ participation, ownership, and decision-making in natural resources development and the clean energy transition.

Learn more about the framework

Outlining the framework and our path forward and why it matters


National engagement process

Helping to shape the National Benefits-Sharing Framework


Explore our supporting pillars

Four pillars emerged as focus points for a national framework


“Reconciliation is not possible without the recognition of Indigenous Nations as full
partners by federal, provincial, and territorial governments and all Canadians."
National Indigenous Economic Strategy for Canada 2022

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