Events & News

April 27 2021

MinErAL – REXSAC Virtual Seminar

MinErAL and REXSAC are pleased to announce a three-day research seminar that will take place from April 27 to April 29, 2021.

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March 08 2021

Presentation by Ana Catarina Zema (postdoctoral fellow of MinErAL)

Ana Catarina Zema, postdoctoral fellow of the Chair, will present part of her work at the next Midi du CIÉRA on March 8, 2021 at 11:30 am.

Her presentation is entitled: "Mining Companies and Indigenous Peoples in Brazil: Corporate Strategies of Belo Sun Mining Corporation in Xingu".

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March 01 2021


This week, Véronique Tremblay, Master's student in International Studies, International Development Profile, at Université Laval (Canada), answers our questions.


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February 25 2021

Publication of the report Seminar on the implementation of impact benefit agreements: Summary of discussions

From September 10 to 15, 2020, the MinErAL network held a joint seminar on the implementation of impact benefit agreements (IBAs) with Indigenous partners and representatives at Mushuau-nipi, the ancestral site located north of Schefferville. The five-day seminar looked at issues related to IBA...

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February 09 2021


The MinErAL webinar calendar is now launched for winter 2021!

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December 21 2020

Students at the forefront : interview with Guillaume Vadot!

This week, Guillaume Vadot, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Norbert Elias Centre (EHESS, France) is answering our questions....

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Featured Projects


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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Indigenous employment in nickel mining: A global perspective on Indigenous job access and labour practices in Canada and New Caledonia

Recent research in the MinErAl network has investigated the implications of mining development for Indigenous livelihoods by examining the relationship between Indigenous employment and industrial...

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