Learn about the Real Impact diamonds have in Canada’s North
While the country’s beauty is no secret, many people are surprised to learn that Canada is one of the world’s largest producers of natural diamonds.
The Northwest Territories are perched along the edges of the arctic circle, and the land is blanketed in snow 8 months out of the year.
But beneath the earth’s surface, diamonds – billions of years old – lie waiting to be released.
Conservation: Diamond companies protect 3X the amount of land they utilize for business.
Culture: Strict guidelines for diamond mining practices protect the sanctity of the land and honor the culture of indigenous communities.
Community: Diamond mines have purchased $13.8 billions in goods and services from Northern indigenous companies, and share 25% of royalties with indigenous governments.