Energy and natural resource projects reap rewards for industry proponents and can provide Aboriginal communities with sustainable economic growth.
Through early and effective engagement and consultation with Aboriginal communities, Willms & Shier creates a positive negotiating environment, partnership and joint venture opportunities that benefit both the proponent and the Aboriginal community, and minimizes future project issues by managing relationships over the life of a project.
Willms & Shier negotiates and drafts:
- Memoranda of Understanding—these set the stage for communication, future activities and agreement. We negotiate terms that respond to unique Aboriginal community and project needs.
- Resource Agreements—these include impact benefit agreements, revenue sharing agreements, participation agreements and other types of agreement. These agreements contain terms for Aboriginal support of and participation in a project, create agreement implementation structures and include appropriate dispute resolution models.
- Agreement Implementation Plans—these include adequate allowance for human and capital resources.