Julie Fortin

PhD candidate in public communication, Julie is interested in Cree and Inuit communities’ influence within the evaluation and authorization process surrounding mining projects in northern Quebec, as well as their capacity to offer a free, prior and informed consent. She holds a master degree in public communication from Laval University. Her master’s thesis focused on the communication between Hydro-Québec and the Innu communities in the context of La Romaine hydroelectric project and more specifically on the Innu’s concerns regarding consultations, negotiations and the project’s impacts.