ABOUT FNMPC FNMPC members recognize that we are stronger together. FNMPC was established to promote the shared interests of our members who span across Canada.

The First Nations Major Project Coalition (Canada) is a national 130+ Indigenous nation collective working towards the enhancement of the economic well-being of its members, understanding that a strong economy is reliant upon a healthy environment supported by vibrant cultures, languages, and expressions of traditional laws, and in particular to support members to:

  • Safeguard air, land, water and medicine sources from the impacts of resource development by asserting its members’ influence and traditional laws on environmental, regulatory and negotiation processes;
  • Receive a fair share of benefits from projects undertaken in the traditional territories of its members, and;
  • Explore ownership opportunities of projects proposed in the traditional territories of its members.

FNMPC is currently providing business capacity support to its members on 8 major projects located across Canada, each with a First Nations equity investment component, and a portfolio exceeding a combined total capital cost of over $20 billion. FNMPC’s business capacity support includes tools that help First Nations inform their decisions on both the economic and environmental considerations associated with major project development.


  • Member Driven: The FNMPC values our members’ decision-making authority on all matters.
  • Neutrality: The FNMPC values providing independent, neutral, non-political, trusted and fact-based information to our members.
  • Unbiased: The FNMPC values being project and industry agnostic. FNMPC will not advocate for or against a particular industry or project.
  • Non-profiting: The FNMPC will not take a financial interest in the outcome of projects for which it becomes involved in at the request of its members.
  • Maximizing value: The FNMPC supports our members by providing innovative approaches to overcome historical barriers that have precluded Indigenous people from our mainstream participation and influence in the economy.
  • Collaboration: The FNMPC believes that we are stronger together and benefit by increasing our leverage when we all come together towards a common objective.
  • Reconciliation: In the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, we collaborate with industry in the spirit and intent of #92 that calls upon the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources.