Indigenous peoples are an important element when it comes to energy development in Canada. When their companies and communities are given a fair opportunity to take control of their resources, they can eliminate on-reserve poverty and become more independent.
One of the biggest myths perpetuated about the oil and gas industry is that Indigenous peoples do not support energy development in Canada.
This part of the resource center is dedicated to dispelling that myth.
Projects like Trans Mountain do a massive consultation with Indigenous groups to ensure their knowledge is respected and that the project can go ahead while protecting tradition.
Most of the bands on the pipeline’s path have signed agreements with Coastal GasLink to receive economic benefits from the project.
The Indian Resource Council has rejected C-69 because it infringes on the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Counter Point: Some Indigenous groups believe that the pipeline can provide a shift towards economic reconciliation.
According to Indian Oil and Gas Canada, 32 Reserves are producing oil on their land and 49 reserves are producing natural gas.
Counter-point: 120 of the First Nations along Trans Mountain’s route support or do not oppose the pipeline, and 58 communities have signed agreements.
Title: First Nations issues and development of BC’s LNG industry Author: Kim Baird Publisher: First Nations LNG Alliance Date: September 2018 Full Report Here Summary: This review provides a brief overview of some of the issues and considerations that affect First Nations as they consider opportunities from the development of LNG projects
Title: ENGAGEMENT WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES Author: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Publisher: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Date: September 2018 Full Report Here Summary: Canada’s oil and natural gas industry continues to build positive and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities where we work.
Title: Opportunities for First Nation prosperity through oil and gas development Author: Ravina Bains, Kenneth P. Green Publisher: Frasier Institute Date: November 2013 Full Report Here Summary: While there are some obstacles to overcome so that the First Nations can benefit from oil and gas development, solutions can be derived
Title: REPORT ON INDIGENOUS PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR LNG (2017) Author: Government of Canada, First Nation LNG Alliance Publisher: Government of Canada, First Nation LNG Alliance Date: 2017 Full Report Here Summary: Superficial engagement could lead to companies facing the risk of not correctly identifying environmental priorities, or fully understanding other fundamental issues
Title: THE FIRST ENTREPRENEURS NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND FIRST NATIONS Author: Germaine Belzile Publisher: Montreal Economic Institute Date: November 2018 Full Report Here Summary: The media often convey the impression that First Nations wish to earn a living from traditional activities alone and have little interest in the development of their
Title: Province of British Columbia and First Nations LNG Alliance Joint Engagement Report Author: Government of British Columbia, First Nations LNG Alliance Publisher: Government of British Columbia, First Nations LNG Alliance Date: 2017 Full Report Here Summary: If LNG projects are done in a way that respects First Nation interests, they will
Title: Indigenous leadership in Alberta’s energy sector Author: Government of Alberta Publisher: Government of Alberta Date: August 2018 Full Text Article Summary: Indigenous communities across Alberta are sharing in the benefits of energy development. There is increasing Indigenous involvement in the oil sands sector – in ownership and support for projects.