Our approach to helping build harmonious relationships between miners and the traditional owners in your area to bring about smoother transitions from exploration to mining.
We believe that having an understanding of indigenous culture and beliefs can bring about positive relationships between all parties. We facilitate Cultural Training Awareness Seminars which are run by traditional owners sharing stories of their country. These sessions have been very well received by all who attend from managing directors, engineers, geologists, field assistants and everyone involved in the mining industry.
"The Indigenous Awareness presentation was my first opportunity to gain appreciation and understanding for not only the people of Widji, but general Aboriginal culture. The course was a great tool for having people in and outside the workplace to consider their actions and behaviour around our indigenous counterparts." Renee Oldenhof, Phoenix Gold Ltd
Facilitation of heritage protocols between the explorer and the local traditional owner groups, including any requirement for s16 and/or s18 approvals under the Aboriginal Heritage Act is important. We provide advice on navigating the approvals through the heritage process, as well as the native title process.
Many Native Title Agreements now contain clauses relating to providing employment opportunities for indigenous members of the claimant groups. Our training provider has an excellent track record in retention of indigenous people on the courses they run for the mining industry. By sponsoring a few people through this process you get to meet some of your requirements and have job ready employees who already live in the area you want to mine. Being involved in this process is a very rewarding experience and a win/win for all.
GETS has great local knowledge and together we can help you transition through the negotiation process in a harmonious way and Get You Mining Sooner.