Roundup 2020 takes place on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people, including the lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
The Gathering Place provides a welcoming space for respectful dialogue where participants have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences – lessons learned, best practices, challenges and successes relating to building mutually beneficial relationships with industry and indigenous groups during mineral exploration and development. The Gathering Place is a multi-day ‘showcase’ session at Roundup, and is a widely anticipated and actively attended event that attracts a broad range of Roundup attendees.
AME encourages mineral explorers to foster respectful relationships through early and meaningful engagement with indigenous groups to move forward with successful mineral exploration and development. A mineral project that is understood and supported by indigenous people is a foundational component of successful exploration. The Gathering Place facilitates discussion of interests and issues by inviting Leaders (indigenous, political and industry) to share their perspectives in an earnest and open manner.