RESOURCES First Nations have the right to access tools which help inform the way decisions are made to meet the needs of their members. FNMPC ensures proper capacity supports exist for our Members to make informed decisions regarding projects proposed in and around their territorial lands.

FNMPC Environmental Sustainability Tools

We know that the environment is inextricably connected to everything that we do and that in order for any major project to obtain First Nations support and consent, it must firstly meet our standards of environmental stewardship.

At the FNMPC, we support these inherent responsibilities and work to develop Indigenous-led resources for our Members and First Nations across Canada to be able to support their needs in addressing their environmental stewardship concerns as they relate to major project development. We create tools for First Nations by First Nations to solve experienced problems that groups are facing when up against major projects. The Coalition is a resource that can assist First Nations with this work of being able to uphold their stewardship responsibilities while considering the economic benefits of major projects in their territories. Through our resource development, we strive to ensure that an Indigenous worldview is at the center of environmental assessments and consent-based decision-making.

FNMPC Annual Reports

Initiated as a concept by First Nations leadership in 2015, the First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) was established as a not-for-profit society in January 2017. FNMPC members mandated the organization to be non-political and business focused. FNMPC’s primary function is to provide capacity tools and support to its members in order to assist them in making informed business decisions about major projects planned or occurring within traditional territories. For more information about the FNMPC, check out our annual reports.

FNMPC Videos

The following 8-part video series is designed for technical staff and leadership of Indigenous Nations who are looking for ways to make the most of the new Federal Impact Assessment process and gain a greater degree of control when major projects are proposed within Nations’ traditional territories. Ultimately, the videos seek to empower Indigenous Nations to take advantage of new opportunities that exist within the new Impact Assessment process, supporting effective involvement and advancing the rights and interests of Indigenous Nations within the process.

EPISODE 1:

WHAT’S NEW IN THE FEDERAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS

EPISODE 2:

INFLUENCING PROJECT DESIGN EARLY IN THE PROCESS

EPISODE 3:

ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOVERNMENT AND THE PROPONENT

EPISODE 4:

TAKING THE LEAD: INDIGENOUS LED STUDIES

EPISODE 5:

MEANINGFUL CONSIDERATION OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE

EPISODE 6:

CUMULATIVE EFFECTS

EPISODE 7:

ASSESSING IMPACTS ON HEALTH, CULTURE, AND
SOCIO-ECONOMIC WELL-BEING

EPISODE 8:

ASSESSING IMPACTS ON INDIGENOUS RIGHTS
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