Resource Rulers: Fortune & Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources
After winning an unprecedented 150 court rulings in the Canadian resource sector, it’s natives – Resource Rulers – who now determine the outcome of resource plays. The defining feature of this historic struggle has been the remarkable rise of native empowerment. Today, many resource-rich regions are low-level conflict zones where government, industry, eco-activists, and natives vie for supremacy. This book offers a way forward with new rules of engagement for resource development and for winning outcomes in the road-to-resources sweepstakes.
– The Right Honourable Paul Martin
The Untold Story
Today, the courtroom is the battlefield, the boardroom is the trading post, and chiefs (not governors) recite winning proclamations to the losing side. That’s because natives have racked-up the most impressive legal winning streak in our resource sector history – a total of 150 wins.
– Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Under New Management
In David and Goliath match-ups, natives are reclaiming their ‘traditional’ lands. The status quo can no longer be taken for granted in the management of our natural resources. Because today, the defining feature of this vital economic sector is the remarkable rise of native empowerment. Many resource-rich regions are low-level conflict zones where government, industry, eco-activists, and natives vie for supremacy. But it’s natives – Resource Rulers – who determine the winners in the road-to-resources sweepstakes.
– Professor Ken Coates
The Economic Implications
As the Canadian economy struggles to recover, the strategic analysis presented here has never been more relevant or timely. It offers a way forward with new rules of engagement in the development of Canada’s resources.
– Chris Rockingham, AuRico Gold
The author of this book – a former federal energy regulator, treaty negotiator, and dispute settlement facilitator – was a key participant in some of the most turbulent resource sector disputes in modern times. He unravels the complex forces driving resource sector development and explains how today’s Resource Rulers are re-drawing the map of our home and native land.