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A new paradigm for Indigenous relations – CIM Magazine

April 27, 2022

Mining companies are under pressure to review their strategies for forging relationships with traditional land rights holders

Today, it is clear that Indigenous communities around the world are no longer happy to be positioned as stakeholders in transactional style relationships with mining companies. Traditional land rights holders are keen to establish a new type of agreement with all entities that participate in their environment, mining companies included.

More than an ESG issue

It is due to this connection with the land that Indigenous engagement has been lumped in with mining companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) agendas. While increased collaboration with Indigenous communities offers many ESG opportunities, it is important to examine how a better underlying relationship could benefit all functions within mining companies as well as traditional landowners.

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