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Newmont Launches the Global Center for Indigenous Community Relations

February 04, 2021

The Newmont Global Center for Indigenous Community Relations has launched with the goal of promoting meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples. The Center will work across all of Newmont’s jurisdictions around the world and will be a resource for the Company, as well as the mining industry, to promote awareness, education and engagement between the industry and Indigenous Peoples. It will also provide expertise and, networking opportunities, and will share best practices within the mining industry.

The Center has identified three focus areas and a set of three-year strategic objectives to orient meaningful outcomes. These focus areas are:

  • Partnerships & Learning Network – to develop leading practices in Indigenous Peoples’ relations through a partnership-based approach and broad learning network in which Newmont will work to establish relationships to leverage collective experiences, contribute to the larger international body of knowledge and support engagement between Indigenous Peoples and the industry.
  • Respect for Customs and Culture – from which Newmont continues its commitments of meeting standards for engagement with Indigenous Peoples. Newmont’s engagement begins with integrity and is founded in respect of engagement and collaboration.
  • Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples – to focus on programs to build capacity and address systemic barriers so that Indigenous communities can participate equitably in the value creation of the mining industry.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, the Center will work collaboratively with the Advisory Council on Indigenous Community Relations, a group of external experts who advise the Safety and Sustainability Committee of Newmont’s Board of Directors. Newmont’s vision is to establish the Center as a respected source of dialogue, collected knowledge and shared experiences to improve the Company’s practices and contribute to advancing the mining industry’s approach to engagement with Indigenous communities.

Catherine Tegelberg, Director, Global Center for Indigenous Community Relations, and Nick Cotts, Senior Vice President, External Relations, Newmont, discuss the purpose and vision of the Center.



To learn more, visit the Global Center for Indigenous Community Relations.