3rd MinErAL Meeting

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June 10 2019

On June 12 and 13, the MinErAL network's annual general meeting will be held in Cairns, Australia, traditional territory of the Yirrganydji people and the Gimuy Walubara Clan of the Yidinji people. The event, host by Sharon Harwood, from James Cook University, will be an occasion to learn about the history of the mining sector in Cairns, its economic relevance, as well as policies and practices to increase indigenous participation in the resources sector. The meeting will also pay special attention to the issues of consultation and consent of indigenous communities, negotiations between mining companies and indigenous communities, mining geographies and native title claim. Researchers and indigenous partners from Canada, Scandinavia, Australia and New Caledonia will be taking part in this event. The speakers will notably include Professor Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh, from Griffith University, Michael Neal, Director and native title law specialist at P&E Law, as well as Melissa Sutton and Michael Limerik from the Queensland Resources Council. The meeting will close on the morning of June 14, with the MinErAL network’s General Assembly. The preliminary program will be launched soon, stay connected to find out the event last updates!

To register or to have more information on the meeting, please contact Aude Therrien at aude.therrien@ciera.ulaval.ca or Sharon Harwood at sharon.harwood1@jcu.edu.au