The North-South Institute


Governance of Natural Resources

Extractives and Indigenous Rights in Canada

In Canada, we examined the lessons learned by the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation in the Northwest Territories from their negotiations with multinational companies. We undertook primary research examining Indigenous participation in policy dialogues at the national level; held a workshop on free, prior and informed consent in Canada; and arranged exchange visits between the Dene and Lokono Peoples of Suriname. Our partner was the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation.


“Dealing Full Force”: Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation’s Experience Negotiating with Mining Companies