Events & News

May 15 2023

Creation of the LIA SESAM

The Knowledge Network Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods (MinErAL Network) is pleased to announce the creation of the International Associated Laboratory (Morocco-Quebec): Sciences environments, societies and mining activities (LIA Sesam)!

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January 26 2023

Workshop on the Implementation of Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs)

On December 13 and 14, 2022, the Knowledge Network Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods (MinErAL Network) and the Quebec Mining Association (QMA) held a workshop on the implementation of Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs) that brought together representatives of indigenous...

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December 15 2022

"Extracted places in transition": a REXSAC-MinErAL seminar in the Swedish Actic

Between October 3 and 8, 2022, as part of a travelling seminar in the Swedish Arctic, professors Thierry Rodon, Sophie Thériault and Arn Keeling, doctoral students Sabrina Bourgeois, Louise Nachet, Caitlynn Beckett and Zoé Boirin-Fargues, and Chief Réal Mckenzie had the...

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December 10 2022

Mining town trajectories: Cross-perspectives from Northern Fennoscandia and Québec

Discover our special issue entitled "Mining town trajectories: Cross-perspectives from Northern Fennoscandia and Québec", edited by Thierry Rodon, Arn Keeling and Dag Avango, in the latest...

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May 17 2022

Mining the Connections Conference: a rich and diverse first edition!

From 25 to 27 April, the international conference Mining the Connections was held at the Château-Laurier Hotel in Quebec City.

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May 13 2022

Capitalism and Dispossession: Corporate Canada at Home and Abroad (David P Thomas and Veldon Coburn, eds)

In the book chapter, "The Gendered Violence of Canadian Extraction", Rebecca Hall explores gender dynamics of extractive operations in Canada. Taking up a diverse set of case studies, she analyzes the relationship between home, community and work, with a focus on Indigenous/corporate relations...

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Featured Projects


Interactions between International Trade and Investments Law and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in mining projects

Trade and investment agreements are key elements of mining projects. In particular, decision to invest in a mining project depends on the existing legal protection provided by bilateral or...

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Realising Indigenous Rights: Effective Implementation of Agreements

Negotiated agreements now constitute a critical component of almost all encounters between Indigenous peoples and the extractive industry in Australia and Canada, and are rapidly becoming more...

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Indigenous employment in nickel mining: A global perspective on Indigenous job access and labour practices in Canada and New Caledonia

Recent research in the MinErAl network has investigated the implications of mining development for Indigenous livelihoods by examining the relationship between Indigenous employment and industrial...

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