Natural Resource Negotiation


 Chignecto is an industry leader in supporting First Nations and their organizations in the negotiation and implementation of agreements with respect to resource development projects in their traditional territories. Chignecto has been directly involved in over 80 Exploration and Impact Benefit Agreement (sometimes referred to as Socio-Economic Participation Agreements).

Working nationally from Yukon to Labrador and every province and territory, Chignecto supports the negotiations with developers assisting First Nations to secure maximum benefits, including employment, training, business opportunities and financial participation, while ensuring that traditional lands will be protected and that the impacts on lands, waters and wildlife are mitigated to the extent possible.

Given the breadth of experience that Chignecto brings to resource agreement negotiations, First Nations can be assured that they are securing a level of benefits that equates to the industry standards that are emerging for these types of agreements.

Through trusted partners, Chignecto can bring the necessary financial, legal and environmental expertise to the negotiation table but we are more than pleased to work with consultants of the First Nation’s choice.

Below is a selection of resource negotiations Chignecto has been involved with.

First Nation(s) Company Project
Abitibiwinni First Nation Royal Nickel Dumont
Osisko Canadian Malartic
Canadian Lithium La Corne
Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council Canadian Arrow Kenbridge
Conventry Resources Cameron Lake
Houston Mining West Cedartree
Nuinsco Cameron Lake South
Rainy River Resources Richardson Township
Attawapiskat First Nation De Beers Victor Diamond Mine
Clearwater River Dene Oilsands Quest Northern Saskatchewan Oilands
Constance Lake First Nation Lecours Lecours Mill
Phoscan Martison Phosphate
Dease River First Nation Capstone Kutcho
China Minerals Yukon North
Columbia Yukon Kutcho North
Grassy Narrows First Nation MNR Whisky Jack Forest
Innu Nation Nalcor Energy Lower Churchill Hydro
Alderon Resources Kami  Property
Aurora Energy Resources Michelin
Consolidated Thompson Bloom Lake
Crosshair Armstrong Corridor
Grand River Ironsands Grand River
Iron Ore Canada Lab West
Cap-Ex Redmond & Snelgrove
Tata Steel DSO Project
Rio Tinto Exploration Shibogama Lake
Labrador Iron Mines Schefferville Mines
New Millennium DSO Iron Ore
Inco Voisey’s Bay Nickel Mine
Rio Tinto Lab Smelter
James Smith Shore Gold Orion & Star
Brookfield Sask River Hydro
Goldsource Mines Big River
Kaska Dena Council Hardcreek  Nickel Yukon
Prima Flurospar Liard Project
Silvercorp Silvertip
Lutsel K’e Dene De Beers Snap Lake Diamond
Avalon Rare Metals Nechalacho Rare Earth Element
De Beers Gochu Kue Diamond
Uravan Minerals Thelon
Mattagami First Nation OPG Mattagami Lake Dam Hydro
Lakeshore Gold Timmins West Gold
Mishkeegogamang First Nation Goldcorp Musslewhite
  Jiminex Misehkow River Gold
  Manicouagan Pickle Lake
  Metalcorp Metcalfe & Connell
  Ontario Hydro NW Ont Transmission Expansion
  PC Gold Pickle Crow
  Goldcorp Musslewhite
  Richview Greenstone Belt
  Rockex Lake St. Joseph
  Tri-Origin Sky Lake
Montreal Lake First Nation Great Western Diamonds Candle Lake
Mosakahiken First Nation Victory Nickel Minago
Nak’azdli Thompson Creek Mt. Milligan
Ross River First Nation Colorado Resources Oro
  Golden Predator Grew Creek
  Hudsons Bay Mining Jason
  Overland Resources Yukon Base
  Strategic Metals Silver Range
  Yukon Nevada Gold Ketza River
  Selwyn Chihong Mining Selwyn
Tse Keh Nay Northgate Kemess South
Wabun Tribal Council Liberty Mines Shaw Dome
Wahgoshig First Nation Brigus Gold Black Fox
  Constantine Metals Munro Croesus
  Detour Gold Detour Lake
  Northern Gold Golden Bear Project
  Sage Gold Kerr’s Project
  St. Andrew Goldfields Holloway
  Vedron Tisdale, Fuller & Buffalo Ankerite