"Advocating an equitable participation in Aboriginal community, land and resource development for the benefit of all."
Hans Matthews - President and co-founder of CAMA.
Founded in 1992, CAMA is an Aboriginal not-for-profit organization which seeks to increase the understanding of the minerals industry, Aboriginal mining and Aboriginal communities' paramount interests in lands and resources. Through increasing this awareness, all parties will benefit.
CAMA acts as an instrument for the advancement of Aboriginal community economic development, mineral resource management and environmental protection.
CAMA was formed out of the need expressed by Aboriginal communities. By establishing relations, negotiating practical benefits agreements, jointly addressing mineral exploration and development issues, and mitigating negative impacts as partners with mining companies, Aboriginal communities advance to economic self-sufficiency.
CAMA presents an annual conference on The Resource Industry and Aboriginal Community Development each year, which is the premier go-to Aboriginal minerals conference in the country.