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  • Trainer’s Manual

    A companion tool to the Exploration and Mining Guide for Aboriginal Communities
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  • Links

    Links to different services and sources of information related to Aboriginal affairs and the mineral industry
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  • Skookum Jim Award

    The PDAC annual award for Aboriginal achievement This award, first presented in March 2008, recognizes Aboriginal achievements in the mineral industry.
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  • Government Resource Revenue Sharing

    Exploring Government Resource Revenue Sharing with Aboriginal Communities
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  • Community Engagement

    Community engagement tools to help support building strong, respectful and positive company-community relationships at the project level.
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  • Map Project

    The PDAC commissioned a series of maps to illustrate the proximity of the top 100 exploration sites and principal producing mines to Aboriginal communities in Canada’s Western, Northern and Eastern regions.
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  • Duty to Consult

    Canadian jurisdictions have produced and have updated consultation policies and frameworks to govern consultation processes. A number have also developed guidelines designed to operationalize consultation policies and to articulate proponents’ roles in consultation; some are specific to resource development. Consultation, therefore, varies across jurisdictions and, with each different process, there are challenges.
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  • Educational Programs

    Information on PDAC Mining Matters, a charitable organization that provides educational resources for teachers and students.
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  • MIHR Guide

    A guideline and website portal to provide information on career possibilities in the sector, including educational options, employee profiles, key contacts, and job descriptions.
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  • Exploration and Mining Guide for Aboriginal Communities

    This guide, released in 2006 and revised for 2013, is designed to inform Aboriginal communities across Canada about the stages of the mineral development cycle, from early exploration to mine closure, to help Aboriginal people better understand the industry, and to identify the many ways in which exploration and mining can promote community sustainability.
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