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This document reviews some of the economic considerations that may positively impact communities and guide decision making with respect to resource extraction on their territories. Economic impacts of development such as royalties or employment and training opportunities are presented as well as different models for economic negotiation including Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) or joint ventures.

Resource Extraction and Aboriginal Communities in Northern Canada: Social Considerations
Manual

This document reviews some of the potential issues and concerns that may arise with respect to the social dimensions of resource extraction, so as to alert Indigenous communities of the potential positive and negative impacts on their communities. The impacts of development on education and employment, housing, access to community and health services, and justice are considered.

This document reviews some of the potential issues and concerns that may arise with respect to the cultural dimensions of resource extraction, so as to warn Indigenous communities of potential negative impacts on their cultures. The impacts of development on traditional knowledge and cultural continuity, access to land and natural resources, and diet and nutrition are considered.

Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making
eBook

2008 - English - Advanced

Public Participation in Environmental Assess...

Dietz Thomas, Paul Stern


This book outlines methods and best-processes for conducting Environmental-Impact Assessments (EIA), that include public participation in assessment and decision-making. It is intended as a useful resource for individuals who are conducting or assessing community participation in research about the environmental impacts of development. The book discusses practical considerations for how participation can be organized and integrated into the science of EIA’s.

This update introduces new information regarding the cooperation between the European Union and Indigenous Peoples in the context of the existence of new EU instruments for development and human rights. It also provides a platform for indigenous voices regarding some crucial areas of concern, namely the situation of indigenous women around the world, the challenges and opportunities faced by indigenous youth, and an update on the recent Conference of Parties (COP9) of the Convention on Biological Diversity that took place in Bonn during the month of May 2008.

Impact Benefit Agreements A Tool for Healthy Inuit Communities?
Report

This report by the National Aboriginal Health Organization presents the definition and purpose of Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs), the process of using IBAs, what things are included in IBAs and Inuit observations on IBAs.

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