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The MinErAL network is pleased to hold a series of webinars on Zoom. Seminars are one hour long.  The speaker does a 20-30 minute presentation followed by an equivalent discussion period. The seminars will usually be on Thursday afternoons, but time varies depending on the time zone of the speaker (all times are in Montreal time zone) .

** In order to increase the security of our platform, the link to the webinars is only shared after registration. You can registrer under each presentation.


Calendar for the 2021 winter session

February 25 at 2PM

Indigenous Communities and Mining Development: The Importance of Impact and Benefit Agreements
by Geneviève Richard, lawyer, and Karl Masson, mining sector consultant, at the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI). Presentation in French.

March 25 at 2PM

Mining Development in Nunavik. The Necessity and Challenges of Implementing IBAs, 
by Jean-Marc Séguin, Director of Mining Development, Economic Development Department, Makivik Corporation
Presentation in English.

April 15 at 2PM

The Limits of Project-based Approaches: the Example of Water Quality Monitoring in Nemaska
by Julie Fortin, PhD Candidate in public communication, Université Laval.
Presentation in French.

May 5 at 12AM

Negotiation with Extractive Companies from an Indigenous Perspective.
by Maurice J. Kistabish, anicinape student at the master's degree in native studies at UQAT.
Presentation in French.

Previous Webinars:

- May 7 2020 - New Caledonia : A representative full-size research "laboratory" to investigate long-term positive and negative externalities from mining activities,  and to promote a new model for responsible mining by Fabrice Colin, Principal investigator of the Amedee Network and research director at the IRD UMR CEREGE – Presentation in French

- May 21 2020 - Border Flows in the Canadian North and Circumpolar Governance by Karen Everett, postdoctoral fellow at Laval University - Presentation in English.

- May 28 2020 – Interactions between International Trade and Investments Law and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in mining projects by Erick Duchesne, professor, political science department, Université Laval, and Zoé Borin-Fargues , doctoral student, Université d’Ottawa – Presentation in French

- June 4 2020 – Implementation of Indigenous Agreements with Industry and Government : Challenges and Possibilities by Ciaran O’Faicheallaigh, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University, Brisbane – Presentation in English 

- June 11 2020 - Understanding the effects of extractive industries on the social determinants of health and well-being for Indigenous Peoples in Canada , presentation by Ella Myette, Master student, McGill University - Presentation in English

- September 24 2020 - Cooptation or Self-Determination? Some reflections on models for the implementation of free, prior and informed consent in Canada by Martin Papillon, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal - Presentation in French

- October 22 2020 - Approaches and strategies to mining on Sámi lands by Else Grete Broderstad and Hans-Kristian Hernes, professors at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway - Presentation in English

- November 12 2020 - What is the role of unions in Inuit employment? By Matthew O'Reilly, Research, Public Policy and Bargaining Department, United Steelworkers - Presentation in English

- November 26 2020 - Beyond « Spouses and Prostitutes ». A Comparison Between two Processes of Feminization of the Indigenous Labor Force in Extractive Industry (Nickel Mining, New Caledonia and Industrial Plantations, Cameroon), presentation by Guillaume Vadot , postdoctoral researcher at the Norbert Elias Center - Presentation in English.

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