The most important criteria for guiding a potential project in the First Nation must be how the community will benefit and impact in both the short and long term. Project guidelines and expectations must be determined according to community values and principles.
One of the most important criteria for a potential project is that the First Nation and its community members will have the opportunity to benefit from the project. Indeed, if there is no benefit to the community, there will be no support. Benefits come in a variety of forms and some may have more direct impact than others.
When examining the benefits of a potential project, those benefits must comply with the overarching principles of the First Nation including;
The potential project must be reviewed in light of all these principles to clearly understand how the community will be impacted.