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 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.
Navigating the Federal Impact Assessment
The following 8-part video series is designed for technical staff and leadership of First 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 First Nations within the process.