Four indigenous groups support construction of $20.6 billion mine north of Fort McMurray.
first nation prosperity
There is no principled constitutional basis for Métis land claims.
Region’s chromite deposits valued between $30 billion and $60 billion.
Over the next decade, more than 650 projects worth $650 billion will benefit First Nation communities.
The largest First Nation in Canada is the recently recognized Qalipu Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland.
Long delays have plagued efforts to establish mining in the region.
With true self-governance, funding and service levels are no longer determined by federal bureaucrats.