Knowledge transfer must continue even in times of pandemic. From September 10 to 15 2020, the Chair was at Mushuau-nipi, a traditional meeting place for caribou peoples (Innu, Naskapi and Cree) on the George River North of Schefferville, to hold a seminar on the implementation of Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBAs) in Indigenous communities. The meeting allowed for interesting exchanges between researchers and community members on issues such as capacity, employment, royalties, consent and social acceptability of these agreements. The organizers have put in place measures in order to comply with health regulations and avoid the spread of Covid-19 (limitation of the number of participants, mandatory covid test, outdoor activities, etc.). If you would like to know more, the report of the discussions is now available on the MinErAL network website. This summary highlights the problems, questions, and potential solutions discussed during the proceedings.
Find the report here.