#9472

They were checking a box, fulfilling a goal by meeting a number, but as mentioned in the article, you could meet with a group 12 times, but that doesn’t mean any of those engagements were meaningful. Successful engagement with indigenous people would be defined by a collaborative decision making process, where the indigenous group’s ideas, suggestions, and wants are not only considered, but feasibly put into action so they have equal buy in to the decision making process.