Karen Bouchard

A graduate student of anthropology, Karen Bouchard is currently working on issues and challenges pertaining to water governance and security with indigenous communities of the Cordillera highlands located in the Northern Philippines. She previously participated in a qualitative research on the local impacts of mining in Palawan (Philippines) as part of the joint and multi-disciplinary project entitled REINVENTERRA administered by the East Asian Study Centre (CÉTASE) of the University of Montreal. Now conducting research on the implementation of the indigenous right to Free Prior and Informed Consent through a case study of the Baffinland nickel mining project in Mary River (Nunavut), she intends pursing her studies in political science with prof. Thierry Rodon on extractive mineral industries operating in selected Arctic regions.