Events & News

December 01 2023

10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

The 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration was held in person on 26-30 September 2023 in Darwin, Australia. The conference features sessions aimed at promoting ecological restoration for the benefit of nature and communities.

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October 02 2023

Socio-sanitary characterization of male and female residents in the communities of Ahouliy and Mibleden, located in Midelt Province, Morocco.

The mission was conducted as part of the International Associated Laboratory "Sciences, Environment, Societies, and Mining Activity" (LIA SESAM) in the Midelt province, specifically targeting the former mining sites of Mibladen and Ahouliy.

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August 14 2023

Mining Encounters Research Seminar

From 22 to 23 August, 2023, the MinErAL Research Network, the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), the Pacific Centre for Social Responsability and Natural Resources (PACSEN), and the Centre National de Recherche Technologique (CNRT) are organizing a seminar in Brisbane.

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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...

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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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Featured Projects


Beyond Hot Air. Dialogue and knowledge weaving around critical raw materials supply for the “green” transition

This international cooperation activity will establish a dialogue-based initiative for boosting cutting-edge critical,
theoretical and applied research on the mining of...

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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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