Indigenous communities have unique and incredibly complex relationships with the oil, gas and pipeline sectors. Media coverage emphasizes – and distorts – Indigenous engagement by focusing on the comparatively small numbers of conflicts with developers. After thoughtful local debate, many Indigenous communities, in fact, choose to pursue careful partnerships with energy firms.
This webinar, presented by three leading First Nations proponents for natural resource and pipeline development, will explore the challenges, opportunities, risks and benefits from Indigenous participation in planning, construction, operations, and ownership of oil, gas and pipeline projects. The First Nations leaders will discuss the management of internal community disagreements, the role of outside activists, the engagement of Indigenous businesses, and the building of Indigenous equity in the resource sector.