• First Nations

    What Indigenous Communities should you be talking to? – Part 2

    In my previous article “What Indigenous Communities should you be talking to?”, we discussed the following questions: #1 – What First Nations should you talk to? #2 – Are there Metis or Non-Status communities that can also demonstrate a similar, historical relationship to the land – and you must consider?…

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  • First Nations and other Indigenous Communities

    What Indigenous communities should you be talking to? – Part 1

    Whether you are a business, municipality, financial institution, or investor involved in some aspect of mining, forestry, energy, transportation, or many other fields and you intend to undertake activities on “crown land”, and in some cases, private land—there are a number of questions you must consider regarding working with Indigenous people.

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  • First Nations and the Forest Sector in Ontario

    First Nations and the Forest Sector in Ontario

    For most of the past 100 years Ontario’s forest sector has been dominated by the pulp and paper industry.  Large companies like Abitibi, Domtar, EB Eddy, Avenor, Boise Cascade, and Great Lakes, that operated many large mills across Northern Ontario, held most of the forest licences, largely controlled the direction,…

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