Northern Minerals Program

CARC’s Northern Minerals Program has examined mineral development across the North for many years. Most of this work focused on environmental and socio-economic impacts and benefits, conformity with law and policy and linking sustainability and mining. The following reports detail the manner which policies; regulation and monitoring practices reflect principles of sustainability as well as the challenges and opportunities that ‘impact and benefits agreements bring to Indigenous governments.  

CARC is grateful to the following funders: 

The Audrey S. Hellyer Charitable Foundation
The EJLB Foundation
The Walter and Duncan Gordon Charitable Foundation
The Richard and Jean Ivey Fund
The Laidlaw Foundation
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
The Molson Family Foundation 

We are also grateful for the assistance of Kevin O’Reilly, former Director of Research for CARC in the Yellowknife, Northwest Territories office in converting the documents to a PDF form. 

Please feel free to download any of these reports. If you are a student let us know and we can try to provide more information for your studies.

Mineral Reclamation Planning in the Canadian North – Brian Bowman & Doug Baker 1998
Aboriginal Title and Free Entry Mining Regimes in Northern Canada – Nigel Banks & Cheryl Sharvit 1998
Reforming the Mining Law of the Northwest Territories – Barry Barton 1999
Thinking about Benefit Agreements: An Analytical Framework – Janet Keeping  1998
A Guide to Community Based Monitoring for Northern Communities – Brenda Parlee 1998
The Free Entry Mineral Allocation System in Canada’s North: Economics and Alternatives – Malcom Taggart 1998
Aboriginal Impact & Benefit Agreements: Report of a National Workshop – Kevin O’Reilly & Erin Eacott 1999

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