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N.W.T. Mineral Resources Act to require benefit agreements with Indigenous gov’ts – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201923 Views

Feb 11, 2019

If passed, act will replace mirrored federal legislation

The Northwest Territories government says more accountability on negotiations between industry and Indigenous governments is a hallmark of its long-awaited Mineral Resources Act, which was tabled in the legislature Monday.

If passed, companies will be required to sign a benefit agreement with affected Indigenous groups before companies can proceed with any major mining projects.

The act replaces mirrored federal legislation the territorial government has been using since it started managing its own land and resources after devolution in 2014.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/mineral-resources-act-tabled-1.5014257

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