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About PDAC Aboriginal Affairs

The PDAC Aboriginal Affairs Program includes research, policy, outreach and advocacy to support the development of positive relationships between Aboriginal communities and mineral exploration and mining companies, as well as increased participation by Aboriginal people in the mineral industry.

The PDAC Aboriginal Affairs committee was formed in 2004 to advise the PDAC Board on ways in which the PDAC can actively promote greater understanding and co-operation between Aboriginal communities and the mineral industry in Canada. 

Key policy initiatives in the area of Aboriginal Affairs include:
- Encouraging greater Aboriginal participation in the mineral industry
- Advocate for government resource revenue sharing
- Advocate for more rapid resolution of land claims
- Development of clear, effective engagement protocols