PDAC Indigenous Program Videos

PDAC 2019 Aboriginal Forum: Innovative Partnerships Livestream

Models for leading practices in community engagement and Aboriginal participation in the mineral industry. This session features presentations on a program involving local community elders participating on-site at an exploration project to share their wisdom and experience, as well as a panel discussion on how innovative partnerships relate to business development.

PDAC Aboriginal Program

The Aboriginal Program at the PDAC Convention provides a platform for discussion on fostering cooperative, respectful and mutually-beneficial relationships between Aboriginal communities and the minerals industry. It brings Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal-owned companies together with the industry and other interested parties to share experiences, exchange ideas and network.

PDAC 2013 Aboriginal Program 

At the 2013 convention, there were:

  • 30,147 attendees from 126 countries
  • 1,666 post secondary students
  • More than 600 self-identified Aboriginal delegates
  • 398 accredited media
  • More than 500 mineral exploration and mining company exhibitors
  • More than 400 other exhibitors including national, provincial and territorial governments

PDAC 2012 Aboriginal Program

At the 2012 convention, there were:
  • 30,369 attendees from 125 countries
  • 1,694 post secondary students
  • More than 500 self-identified Aboriginal delegates
  • 363 accredited media
  • More than 500 mineral exploration and mining company exhibitors
  • More than 400 other exhibitors including national, provincial and territorial governments

PDAC 2011 Aboriginal Program

At the 2011 convention, there were:

  • 27,714 attendees from over 100 countries
  • 1,119 post secondary students
  • Over 500 mineral exploration and mining companies
  • Over 300 other exhibitors including national, provincial and territorial governments

PDAC 2010 Aboriginal Program

At the 2010 convention, there were:

  • 21,500 attendees from over 100 countries
  • 900 post secondary students
  • Over 600 mineral exploration and mining companies
  • Over 300 other exhibitors including national, provincial and territorial governments

Ontario Mining Association  First Nation video initiative
The OMA has produced a 14-minute video entitled Mining New Opportunities. The video is intended to help First Nations residents gain a better understanding of the mineral industry and the employment and entrepreneurial opportunities it offers. For more information, click here.

Our Community . . . Our Future
Mining and Aboriginal Communities: The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have produced an information video that takes the viewer from government geological survey work through the mining sequence from exploration to the operation and eventual closure and rehabilitation of a mine.