Mining impacts seen by Northerners

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October 24 2017

Results of the project "Local Perspectives on Social and Ecological Impacts of Mining in Northern Quebec Communities" are now available. This project allow a wider understanding of how mining development affect the ecology of the migratory caribou, the berries as well as the sustainable livelihoods of Quebec's indigenous communities. Listen to the podcast made by Isabel Lemus-Lauzon, from the Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair.

This podcast is originated from the research project called Mines and Communities, led by Thierry Rodon, professor of Political Sciences at Laval University in Quebec City. This project aims to highlights the social and environmental impacts of mining development on northern communities in order to adjust mining practices and to ensure economic and social benefits for these communities.

During summer 2015, Isabel Lemus-Lauzon, a research assistant, conducted interviews with local residents in Kangiqsujuaq and Salluit. The podcast presents the knowledge shared during the interviews by the local residents and the researchers involve in the project. The podcast’s contributors are Adamie Alaku, Isabel Lemus-Lauzon, Jaani Arnaituq, Jean-Marc-Séguin, Lukasi Nappaaluk, Mark Tertiluk, Michael Cameron, Milène Riva, Minnie Grey, Molly Tayara, Qiallak Qumaaluq, Steeve Côté, Thierry Rodon and Yaaka Yaaka.