"Advocating an equitable participation in Aboriginal community, land and resource development for the benefit of all."
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 has been instrumental in bringing both Aboriginal communities and the mineral sector together to help meet their objectives. Certainty of investment, a secured access to lands, resources and a healthy return for shareholders and members. It is through our vast network, our membership and our annual events, where we have had the most success.
CAMA has been involved in the Ekati, Diavik, Argyle, Voisey’s Bay, Mussellwhite, Oyo Togoi and many other mining projects with many Aboriginal communities both here in Canada and around the world.
Our main objective is to bring Aboriginal communities, resource companies and suppliers together to collaborate and learn from each, work toward mutual benefits for the growth and health of Aboriginal communities and Industry.
This is accomplished primarily through our unique network, where delegates from communities, industry, governments and the private sector share their knowledge through lessons learned and innovative ideas on how to move forward together.