2. Principles of Indigenous Engagement
Progrus understands that Indigenous people form communities that are unique in their histories, cultures, values, aspirations, rights and governments. It is important to have an understanding and respect for these unique factors before any attempt at engagement.
To maintain transparency and accountability as we work with Indigenous peoples, Progrus will use the following principles to guide our engagement.
Collaborative – We commit to open and transparent dialogue regarding projects, impacts, benefits and opportunities.
Accountable – We commit to seeking progressive and mutually beneficial relationships and conducting business in an ethical and sustainable way.
Positive – Committed to positive outcomes, we will seek areas to support growth in economic and community initiatives.
Respect – Through awareness and education we will work to increase respect for the lands, values and cultures of Indigenous people.