Brian Lee Crowley, the managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, is set to discuss First Nations’ participation in natural resource projects at an economic conference taking place in Regina.

Crowley will deliver a speech entitled “Governments, Aboriginal People and the Natural Resource Economy: Unlocking the Opportunities” on July 11.

The closed-door Economic Conference is organized by Casgrain & Company Ltd., a Canadian investment dealer.

Crowley’s talk will build on the wealth of research MLI has built up over the past few years on including Aboriginals in natural resource development.

Here are some of the Institute’s publications on the subject:

MLI Report: New Beginnings: How Canada’s Natural Resource Wealth Could Reshape Relations with Aboriginal People;

MLI Report: New Thinking About Aboriginal Engagement and Energy Infrastructure to the West Coast;

MLI Commentary: The Natural Resource Sector: Economic Opportunities, Policy Challenges.