IBA Info was started with the intention to build an objective and quantitative picture of IBA agreements across Canada. This article describes the challenges with building this picture and the way to resolve some of these challenges.
Exploring How Indigenous Communities and Mining Companies are Sharing in the Benefits from Natural Resources
Find data and insights on the evolving practices and approaches being taken by Indigenous peoples and proponents when collaborating on, sharing benefits from, and supporting natural resource development.
The IBA signed between NexGen and the Métis of Saskatchewan is historic, but it should be viewed in the broader context of Métis participation in mining benefits across Canada.
2021 marked an all-time high for reported payments by mining companies to Indigenous governments in Ontario. We look at the trend and the driving factors.
Governments seeking to promote the negotiation of benefit agreements will need to play a more active and balanced role, including through the use of new tools for benchmarking and comparing benefit agreements.
Indigenous participation and benefit agreements which address mine development have become commonplace across Canada. These agreements are increasingly expected by regulators, and in some case even mandated by law. But while many mining proponents recognize their importance, reaching what both parties believe to be a “fair deal” can often be a lengthy and challenging process.
Canada’s provinces and territories are all subject to the same constitutional protections for Aboriginal and Treaty rights, yet Indigenous peoples across Canada face very different prospects when it comes to sharing in the benefits of natural resource extraction.
One of Canada’s largest mining companies pays comparatively little to Indigenous communities. Why?