Introduction 
With the continuing evolution of the First Nations-Industry-Government relationship in the North American energy sector, the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute was pleased to host a forum entitled: Indigenous Involvement in North America’s Energy Future: Respecting Rights through New Relationships on Thursday October 25, 2018. During this forum, panelists from industry, government, and indigenous communities with expertise in energy, banking, and legal affairs examined the evolution of the relationship. In particular, they examined how legal obligations, a growing body of norms and standards, modern consultative processes, traditional knowledge and mutual respect are transforming the future of energy in North America, while generating important between environmental and social outcomes.