The Government of Canada and the HFR Team are committed to creating and sustaining constructive dialogue and nation-to-nation relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
Our commitment is grounded in the principles of engaging early, meaningfully and in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We are committed to reconciliation.
The participation of Indigenous Peoples is essential to the success of the HFR project. We are committed to fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult through meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples throughout the project. We will collaborate with Indigenous Peoples to build strong relationships and create mutually beneficial socio-economic development opportunities.
As a complement to this work, the Government of Canada intends to select a private developer partner who prioritizes and values meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples.