Planning for Exploration

Presented by:
Melanie Mathieson, MNDM, Natalie Popovic, Windigo First Nations Council

The session will focus on the preparation of agreements for early exploration projects, emphasising when, where and how to fit in early considerations and what should be discussed pre MOU and IBA to still recognize the need to protect and monitor the land while establishing positive relationships with industry proponents.
Discussions will include the requirement for environmental assurances at early stages of exploration and how to build agreements to include environmental sustainability prior to undertaking full environmental assessments.
Presentation to be followed by a delegate workbook planning session.