Knowledge Network on Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods (MinErAL)

The Knowledge Network Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods: Cross-Perspectives from the Circumpolar North and Melanesia/Australia (the MinErAL network) brings together partners and researchers from the Canadian North, Fennoscandia, Australia, and New Caledonia. Its main focus is on the consequences of mineral exploration and extraction for Indigenous sustainable livelihoods and the mechanisms that can be developed to maximize the benefits and mitigate the negative impacts. Through comparative analysis and interdisciplinarity, the network provides opportunities to indigenous organizations, regional, local governments and researchers to exchange and generate knowledge that will provide material for evidence-based decision-making. The network is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. For more information, visit MinErAL's website.