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Indigenous natural resources

NRCan encourages Indigenous participation to ensure concerns and interests are taken into consideration throughout the resource sector and for major projects. 

Land claims in the North

Indigenous land claims are supported by the Canada Lands Survey System.

Participation in mining activities

Indigenous participation in mining activities are encouraged information sharing to support partnerships and capacity-building.

Indigenous Natural Resources Partnerships

Explore funding for Indigenous economic participation encouraging collaboration among Indigenous communities and organizations.

Sistering Indigenous and Western Science program

SINEWS is a paid mentorship program intended to increase the representation and participation of women and Indigenous peoples in science-related disciplines and research.

Natural Resources Canada honours reconciliation

NRCan is the first federal department to have a sector with an Indigenous name gifted by Elders. Nòkwewashk (No-kway-washk), is an Algonquin word for sweetgrass and is NRCan’s newest sector. Learn its significance.

Alternative Response Measures Participant Funding Program - Pipelines

Explore funding opportunities to engage in alternative response measures on pipelines to address potential oil spills.

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