The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation provides advice and guidance in First Nations consultation.
The Province is legally obligated to consult and accommodate (where required) First Nations on land and resource decisions that could impact their Aboriginal Interests.
While the Province is responsible for ensuring adequate and appropriate consultation and accommodation, it may involve the proponent in the procedural aspects of consultation.
Proponents are encouraged to engage with First Nations as early as possible in the planning stages to build relationships and for information sharing purposes.
The following guidelines and procedure manuals are designed to assist government officials and proponents with meeting consultation obligations with First Nations.