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Capital market access vital for First Nations involvement in resources

Other recommendation include establishing technical information resources to enable First Nations governments and businesses to participate more fully in all aspects of natural resource development. The group also recommends organizing an international conference in the next 12 months to “examine and expand direct First Nations involvement in resource development, trade relationships, business partnerships, and access to foreign markets.”

The report did not delve into individual developments, but the group says First Nations need to “be involved in the boardroom” at the start of each project so that can steward development that’s mindful of environmental issues.

TORONTO – Facilitating capital market access for First Nations seeking to participate in major projects would go a long way to involving aboriginal groups in resource development, according to a report by a group set up by First Nations in collaboration with the federal government. The Working Group on Natural Resources Development’s report, released Tuesday, suggests…

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