Events & News

June 12 2018

A fruitful annual meeting for the MinErAL network in Uashat

From May 28th to 31st , our members had their second annual meeting in Uashat, Québec. The event gives us the opportunity to have meaningful discussions and to learn about everyone's work and research interests in order to enhance the collaboration opportunities among our network.

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June 07 2018

First paper of the MinErAL Network now available!

Six members of our network published a paper entitled "Indigenous peoples’ relationships to large-scale mining in post/colonial contexts: Toward multidisciplinary comparative perspectives". The authors (Leah S.

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April 05 2018

The Mineral newsletter is now available!

Have a look at it to stay informed on the research activities, diverse projects and publications of our network members. The newsletter is available here.

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December 06 2017

Launch of a Story Map on Mining development, Migratory Caribou and Land Use in Northern Quebec

Developed by the Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair and Caribou Ungava, this online map shows the interactions between mining development,...

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Featured Projects

2017 to 2019

Fly-in Fly-Out: impacts on women and northern communities

The work shift system called "fly-in, fly-out" (FIFO) brings important impacts on women and Indigenous employment, work-family balance and indigenous and non-indigenous communities ‘vitality. In...

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2017 to 2019

Northern communities, provincial governments, and negotiating the mining life cycle – cases from Australia, Canada and Sweden

In the sparsely populated northern areas of Australia, Sweden, and Canada, the physical distance between Indigenous communities, governments and companies makes it difficult to adapt mining...

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2017 to 2019

Comparing consultation, consent and negotiated agreements in Arctic extractive industries

This project aims to carry out a comparative baseline analysis of the theory and practice of consultation, negotiation of consent (or the absence thereof) and agreements between local/indigenous...

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