Indigenous Relations

MABC’s members are amongst the world leaders in recognizing and respecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples and advancing the objectives of reconciliation. As cornerstones of their success, our members continuously strive to build and sustain productive, inclusive relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

Indigenous communities in British Columbia also share in the benefits of mining through innovative Impact Benefit Agreements that our member companies enter into to help achieve lasting, self-defined community objectives.

Mining is the largest private sector employer of Indigenous people in Canada. In British Columbia alone, the mining sector employs over two-thirds of all Indigenous people that are employed in the extractives sector

British Columbia’s mining sector is also a major partner to Indigenous businesses.

Many Indigenous communities in British Columbia also share directly in mineral tax revenue from mines operating within their traditional territories.