Sabrina Bourgeois is a doctoral student in political science at Laval University, Quebec City. She holds a master's degree in political science from Laval University. Since 2015, she has been contributing to research projects as well as scientific activities with the Research Chair on Sustainable Development of the North (Université Laval, Québec), including the research "Cohabiting with Airborne Commuting: Experiences of Women and Communities of the North Shore" (2017-19) and the evaluation of the federal Northern Treasury Initiative (2018-19). Her thesis is part of the international research network Knowledge Network on Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods: Cross-Perspectives from the Circumpolar North and Melanesia/Australia (MinErAL network). By comparing Quebec and New Caledonia, this research project will explore how different legal and political contexts shape the relationship between the state, mining companies and indigenous peoples.