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The oil and gas industry and Indigenous Peoples have been increasingly coming into contact with each other over the past few decades as the search for new oil and gas resources has led to more exploration and development in lands that Indigenous Peoples traditionally occupy or customarily use. Although oil and gas companies need to consider all social groups and communities who are situated close to, and are impacted by, their operations, Indigenous Peoples are distinct social groups that warrant special consideration.

IPIECA facilitates the sharing of member experiences on engaging with Indigenous Peoples and monitors policy and legal context, key issues and emerging good practices in relation to the oil and gas industry and its interaction with Indigenous People.

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