Aboriginal Participation

Natural Resources Canada’s Minerals and Metals Sector (MMS) is committed to promoting Aboriginal participation in mining activities throughout Canada. As part of the Minerals and Metals Policy of the Government of Canada, MMS encourages partnerships and dialogue between Aboriginal communities, the mining industry and governments to ensure mutual understanding and benefits. MMS also generates and disseminates knowledge, information and tools for capacity-building and sound decision-making in Aboriginal communities and works to increase understanding of mining and its components.

Aboriginal Participation in Mining Information Products

Interactive Map of Indigenous Mining Agreements - Agreements between Indigenous groups and mining companies improve relationships and partnerships related to exploration and mine development. These agreements have also been successful in securing benefits for many Indigenous communities. The Interactive Map of Indigenous Mining Agreements shows where these agreements are in effect across the country and provides specific information on exploration projects and mining companies, Indigenous communities, and the types of agreements signed between communities and mining companies.