Critical Minerals Indigenous Engagement Strategy

Last updated: 27 October 2022

The Critical Minerals Indigenous Engagement Strategy is aimed at ensuring the unique rights, interests and circumstances of the First Nations, Métis Nation, and Inuit peoples in Canada with respect to critical minerals mining and extraction. The strategy is designed to acknowledge, affirm, and implement these rights, interests, and circumstances at national, regional, and industry levels.

Engagement with Indigenous communities is intended to be long-term and ongoing, with the goal of identifying and supporting Indigenous priorities related to critical mineral projects and value chains, and exploring opportunities to advance reconciliation and benefits sharing with Indigenous Peoples.

This strategy builds on the success of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan, which was informed by robust engagement with Indigenous Peoples across the country.

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