This research project is funded by ArcticNet(2015-2018).
The main objectives of this research are to :
1) model the dynamics of household and business economies linked to the Voisey’s Bay and Raglan Mines ;
2) investigate the dynamics between the land-based and mining-based economies in Nunatsiavut and Nunavik ;
3) document, examine and interpret of enter experience Québec-Labrador Inuit workers and entrepreneurs in relation to economic development and the regions’ mining sectors ;
4) develop sustainable mining policies for the Eastern Subarctic and for the Canadian North more generally.
Laurence Lefebvre has a degree in psychology and is a master candidate in industrial relations. For her master thesis, she is interested in the remuneration of immigrants in Quebec. Within the Chair, she is interested mainly in the economic impacts of mining projects on the local communities. She realized a report on the social and economical impacts of the Raglan mine on the communities of Kangiqsujuaq and Salluit.
Christine Nakoolak will be doing the surveys ont the relation between the Raglan mine and the Nunavik region businesses
Francesca Croce is doing a litterature review on the social and economical impacts of the Raglan mine and she also provides support to Christine Nakoolak.
- Following data collection, the team completed the analysis in the winter of 2018. A report is being prepared.
- Stephan Schott and Thierry Rodon conducted focus groups at Makivik's office in Kuujjuaq, October 26th and 27th, 2015, with entrepreneurs from Nunavik and Nunatsiavut to talk about their business experience with mining companies but particularly to talk about ways to improve Nunavik and Nunatsiavut capacity to benefit from the economic spin-offs of mining.
Rodon, T., S. Schott et J.-M. Seguin, «Resource Development Revenues Distribution Strategies and Indigenous Community Sustainable Development». In Extractive Industry and the Sustainability of Canada’s Arctic Communities, C. Southcott (ed.) McGill Queen’s Press. (soumis).
Schott, S, A. Belayneh et T. Rodon. «Extractive Industries and Local Economic and Business Development». In Extractive Industry and the Sustainability of Canada’s Arctic Communities, C. Southcott (ed.) McGill Queen’s Press. (soumis).
Belayney, A., Rodon, T. & Schott, S. 2018. «Mining Economies: Inuit Business Development and Employment in the Eastern Subarctic», Northern Review, 47 (2018): 59-78.