Indigenous Relations

At M.R.&Co, we believe that the ability to develop and nurture positive relationships with Indigenous communities, while addressing potential conflicting interests, is critical to the success of projects. Our M.R.&Co team has worked with Indigenous communities across Ontario, and have established positive long-term working relationships that have benefited - and continue to benefit - both partners and communities.

Our approach to community engagement is grounded in respect. We respect the the rights of Indigenous Peoples. We respect cultural differences. We understand and appreciate the ongoing impacts of colonialism, and the influence of these impacts on engagement and partnership.

Effective Indigenous engagement strategies focus on building the relationship. Only when trusting, positive relationships are established, can project or development considerations be explored.

Our community engagement services include:

  • Pre-engagement research and due diligence
  • Development of Indigenous community engagement strategies
  • Community engagement strategy implementation support
  • Project-based advising
  • Facilitation of community engagement and consultation processes
  • Negotiation and consultation advising and support

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