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Aboriginal Participation in Mineral Development: Environmental Assessment and Impact-Benefit Agreements

Courtney Fidler

Aboriginal Participation in Mineral Development: Environmental Assessment and Impact-Benefit Agreements
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Resource Type Scientific Paper
Language
  • English
Year 2008
Country Canada
Topic
  • Consultation
  • Indigenous Governance
Complexity Technical
Keywords
  • Consultation
  • Decision Making
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Impact Benefit Agreement
  • Land Use Planning
  • Model Land Governance
Written By Academic Researchers
Written For
  • Academic Institutions or Researchers
  • Indigenous Allies
  • Leadership and Management
Description This paper discusses the use of Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs) negotiated between industry and Indigenous communities, and Environmental Assessments (EA) that are legislated by the Canadian Government. The author argues that IBAs and EA have the potential to encourage the consultation and partnership of Indigenous people in the development process, with positive impacts on the development project. The Tahltan Nation’s use of IBAs and EA in the Galore Creek Project is examined as a case study.
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