Arctic mineral wealth: Equitable participation with aboriginal landowners — a slow or fast process?

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 89, No. 1005, 1996

Donald E. Wakefield, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto, Ontario

The pace at which mining will occur in Northern regions and Arctic lands will depend on the answers to a number of questions. Who are the local aboriginal participants? What land uses are they pursuing? What are their objectives? What is their understanding of the process of mining development? This paper will focus on the last question, communicating the process of mineral development to local aboriginal communities.