This session will be a panel presentation on how two northern Ontario First Nations, Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN) and Webequie First Nation (WFN), are leading the development of multiple road projects within their traditional territories as proponents. It will provide insight into MFFN and WFN’s experiences as project proponents, and what their status as proponents means for building capacities to facilitate their long-term visions for community development and self-determination. With panellists including representatives from both First Nations, the session will explore how Indigenous-driven development is a path forward for self-determination and reconciliation.