We are Workers. We are business owners. We are Community members. We are proudly Indigenous.
We want our communities to be fully engage in responsible resource development to provide opportunities for our workers and their families.
The Indigenous Resource Network supports responsible resource development when it is done to the highest environmental standards and benefits our people. We want to provide a more balanced and informed conversation about Indigenous involvement in resource development.
Who we are
The Indigenous Resource Network was established in May 2020 to provide a platform for Indigenous workers, business owners and leaders who support Indigenous engagement in the resource sector. We feel the public debate over resource development in Canada has become polarized and divisive. Yet the majority of people, Indigenous and non, want the same thing: to see environmentally responsible projects that have the consent and involvement of the communities most affected go ahead.
Telling our stories
We are not a formal membership organization. We support and amplify the voices and messages of other Indigenous workers, leaders and entrepreneurs who see strong Indigenous participation in resource development as an important avenue to improving the head and well-being of our people. Here are some of their stories: