Economic Participation

Supports members by using feedback from banks and seeking feedback from industry and alternative lenders to inform options and the development of economic tools (corporate structures, benefit sharing and wealth management options), identification, review and selection of major projects, assessing community readiness, and delivering economic participation support services to an illustrative major project.

What are the advantages of equity over annual payments?

Three advantages:

  1. Profits from ownership of equity expected to be many times larger than annual payments that can be negotiated from industry.
  2. Influence. First Nations that have equity will be in a better position as owners to influence the business decisions that impact them and their lands.
  3. Access to capital.
First Nations Major Projects Coalition - Sovereign