About Us

About Us

 

Our Values

  • Have a positive and non-partisan message

  • Respect for ourselves and for others

  • Focus on the stories and journeys of workers, business owners and community members

  • Independence in our messaging

  • A safe space for Indigenous people to share their own stories

  • Honour differences between cultures, traditions, and protocols

  • Open and transparent

  • Avoid polarization and focus on balanced perspectives and solutions for moving forward

  • Provide credible information

  • Celebrate mutually beneficial partnerships between Indigenous communities and industry

  • Advocacy for fair and appropriate inclusion of Indigenous peoples in the resource projects that take place on our territories, including as workers, contractors, partners and equity owners

 

Our Mandate

To provide a platform for Indigenous voices that are supportive of Indigenous participation in resource development.

 

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Indigenous people have a special relationship with the land. Our territories have shaped our language, culture and traditions. The creator has endowed us with great natural wealth and we are obligated to protect it.

But we also need to use our natural resources to survive and thrive. The vast majority of us now live in a modern way. We all use energy, plastics, wood, metals, and other products in our daily lives. Many Indigenous communities are located in rural and remote areas and depend more on fossil fuels for affordable, reliable energy than most other places.

As long as we all rely on these materials and products, we prefer that they be developed and produced in Canada, with the ownership or partnership of Indigenous peoples, so we can benefit economically from our own lands and territories and provide stewardship over their development.

Although we accept that resource development has unavoidable impacts on the environment, we support any efforts that reduce the human impact on our lands, animals, and air. Many of us are involved in environmental impact assessment and remediation activities for the resource industry.

We will advocate for better and more responsible ways to get the materials that we need for transportation, shelter, food, health care, communications, and recreation.