Indigenous Peoples and Oil and Gas Development
After generations of having their lands and societies damaged by unbridled natural resource exploitation, Indigenous peoples in Canada have had enough. Today, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples are demanding more control over resource extraction projects on their territories. This paper looks at how Indigenous peoples’ efforts to protect and promote their cultures, values and rights are influencing their response to oil and gas and mining initiatives.
KAIROS Policy Briefing Paper #18: Indigenous Peoples and Oil and Gas Development
Respecting Rights, Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Benefits (October 2009)