Mining Development Tools

Mining and Indigenous Economic Development:
Tools for Communities

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Mining and Indigenous Economic Development:

Tools for Communities

Webinars March 16 & 18, 2021

Cando delivered 4 regional webinars in March 2021 to provide an overview of exploration and mining activities, and how Indigenous communities can generate long-lasting business and socio-economic opportunities within their territories.

Sponsored by Natural Resources Canada, these webinars were presented by David Lefebure, Ph.D., P. Geo., a geologist with more than 30 years of experience with government geoscience surveys and mineral exploration companies, and well known for delivering numerous workshops explaining mineral development to Indigenous communities.

The webinars were designed for economic development officers, land planners, community leadership and others interested in understanding the mining sector from an Indigenous perspective.

Each webinar focused on information specific to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and will aim to:

  • Provide a description of the mineral exploration and mining activities, existing minerals/metals potential and where to find them

  • Highlight the types of employment and economic/business opportunities through the procurement of goods and services required by the mining industry

  • Present leading examples of Indigenous companies and communities benefiting from the mining sector.


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Presentation files and Resources:

British Columbia Mining Development Resources

Alberta Mining Development Resources

Saskatchwan Mining Development Resources

Manitoba Mining Development Resources



Mining = Opportunities for Indigenous Communities in Alberta


British Columbia:

Mining = Opportunities for Indigenous Communities in British Columbia 



Mining = Opportunities for Indigenous Communities in Manitoba

Here is the link to the MAC (Manitoba) protocol


ning = Opportunities for Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan

Additional Resources:

Download for viewing/printing the Exploration and Mining Guide for Aboriginal Communities, and other resources here.


More Information:

Contact Carmelle Nepoose for more information by email
or phone (780)360-5320.