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This document reviews some of the economic considerations that may positively impact communities and guide decision making with respect to resource extraction on their territories. Economic impacts of development such as royalties or employment and training opportunities are presented as well as different models for economic negotiation including Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) or joint ventures.

This document reviews some of the dimensions that guide the decision-making processes of Aboriginal governments with respect to resource extraction development. Important decision-making processes such as Impact-Benefit Agreements (IBA), Environmental Assessments (EA), Socio-Economic Assessments, and Devolution are explained so as to support Indigenous communities engaged in negotiations with extractive industries.

Resource Extraction and Aboriginal Communities in Northern Canada: Social Considerations
Manual

This document reviews some of the potential issues and concerns that may arise with respect to the social dimensions of resource extraction, so as to alert Indigenous communities of the potential positive and negative impacts on their communities. The impacts of development on education and employment, housing, access to community and health services, and justice are considered.

This document reviews some of the potential issues and concerns that may arise with respect to the cultural dimensions of resource extraction, so as to warn Indigenous communities of potential negative impacts on their cultures. The impacts of development on traditional knowledge and cultural continuity, access to land and natural resources, and diet and nutrition are considered.

The Paths to Social Licence to Operate: An Integrative Model Explaining Community Acceptance of Mining
Scientific Paper

This article attempts to understand how a social licence to operate in mining is granted and maintained, and it looks at the processes mining companies use to engage with local communities in a case study in Australia.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Retrospect and Prospect
Scientific Paper

2007 - English - Advanced

Environmental Impact Assessment: Retrospect ...

Christopher Wood, Jay Stephen, Jones Carys et al.


This article shows evidence that suggests that environmental impact assessments (EIA) are not achieving their purpose of influencing decision-making. The author argues EIA have an important place in decision-making due to their rational structure. EIA should be used for political purposes so it can regain a purpose in localized decision-making and development planning.

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