Aboriginal & Community Overview
AME BC is recognized as an expert in aboriginal and community engagement for the mineral exploration sector.
Responsible mineral exploration is possible only through building and sustaining strong, open, and long-lasting relationships built on trust and mutual understanding. AME BC works with local communities and First Nations to build the positive relationships that are integral to successful resource development.
AME BC provides tools and assistance that allow its members to engage with local communities and First Nations. With an imminent shortage of skilled employees over the next several years, the association also participates in initiatives to develop Aboriginal skills and increase Aboriginal employment in the minerals sector workforce.
AME BC Aboriginal Relations Guiding Principles
AME BC recognizes that building respectful and sustainable relationships with Aboriginal Peoples will assist its members in having access to land and resources, security of tenure, access to services and labour, and to operate according to standards of good corporate practice.
AME BC Aboriginal Engagement Guidebook
The Aboriginal Engagement Guidebook was developed with the financial support of AME BC members to facilitate their exploration efforts. AME BC members may receive one free hard copy of the publication; non-member copies and additional copies may be ordered for $15.95 from AME BC; contact 604.689.5271 x 239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.