Benefit Agreements:
A Wayfinding Guide

 

Welcome to this virtual Wayfinding Guide on Benefit Agreements, commissioned by the First Nations LNG Alliance (FNLNGA). The Alliance is a collective of First Nations who are participating in, and supportive of, sustainable and responsible Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) development in British Columbia (BC).

The Wayfinding Guide draws on a systematic research and literature scan of existing guidance on Benefit Agreements, while being mindful of the perspectives, needs and aspirations of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

The goal of the Wayfinding Guide is to support a baseline understanding of BAs among communities who are members of the FNLNGA, and to facilitate the identification of culturally-appropriate principles for defining, implementing, monitoring and (if needed) exiting BAs.  

To meet this goal, the Wayfinding Guide provides a catalogue of 16 critical issues BC First Nations may encounter at different points in their BA journey. Each issue is briefly defined, supported with case illustrations and leading practices, includes considerations for First Nations and provides a short-list of further resources to consult on the topic.