Mining and the Metis: Not a challenge — an opportunity

Consulting with affected aboriginal groups isn’t just a legal requirement before a mining company begins work on a Canadian property, it’s become a standard business practice.

But where mining companies once might have thought the duty to consult required them to speak with one of Canada’s more than 600 “pre-contact” First Nations groups, recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions confirm they might also need to deal with the Métis people.

“The law is absolutely clear. There’s...

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