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Aboriginal Consultation for Industry October 27, 2009. Violet Camsell-Blondin Chair, Wekèezhìi Land and Water Board Zabey Nevitt Executive Director, Wekèezhìi Land and Water Board. Talk Summary. Background to Mackenzie Valley Boards and regulatory process. Defining Consultation Effort.

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Aboriginal Consultation for Industry

October 27, 2009

Violet Camsell-Blondin

Chair, Wekèezhìi Land and Water Board

Zabey Nevitt

Executive Director, Wekèezhìi Land and Water Board

talk summary
Talk Summary
  • Background to Mackenzie Valley Boards and regulatory process.
  • Defining Consultation Effort.
  • Roles and Responsibilities; examples.
nwt land claims

Regional Panels

NWT Land Claims

Fed

Fed

Fed

Fed

Fed

Fed

Chair

Chair

Chair

Gwich’in

Tlicho

Sahtu

Gwich’in

Tlicho

Sahtu

SAHTU DENE AND METIS

Gwich’in Comprehensive

COMPREHENSIVE

LAND CLAIM AGREEMENT

Land Claim Agreement

Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board

Sahtu Land and Water Board

Gwich’in Land and Water Board

mackenzie valley land and water board

SLWB

Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

WLWB

GLWB

MVLWB

Chair

Unsettled Regions

transboundary panel examples

Transboundary Panel between Sahtu and Gwichen

SLWB

Transboundary Panel Examples

WLWB

GLWB

MVLWB

Chair

Transboundary Panel for Unsettled and Settled Region

Unsettled Regions

mackenzie valley land and water board1

Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

“The objectives of the Board are to provide for the conservation, development and utilization of land and water resources in a manner that will provide the optimum benefit generally for all Canadians and in particular for residents of the Mackenzie Valley.”

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Integrated System

Application

Regulatory Process

(Land and Water Boards)

Preliminary Screening:

Public Concern or significant adverse impact

NO

Yes

Application approved with

or without measures

Environmental Assessment and/or Review

(Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board)

Application Rejected

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Consultation Effort

  • Overall Consultation Effort based on:
  • Community Expectation
  • Scope of Project
  • Temporal and spatial characteristics
  • Stage of Development
  • Legal Requirements (Statute)
  • Legal Precedent (Jurisprudence)
  • What is reasonable
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Stages of Development

Consultation Effort

Closure

Operations

Post Closure

Pre Application

Licence Renewal

Closure Planning

Regulatory Process

stages of development
Stages of Development

Consultation Effort

Closure

Operations

Post Closure

Pre Application

Licence Renewal

Closure Planning

Regulatory Process

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Principles

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Regionally Appropriate
  • Relationship Building
  • Participatory
  • Dynamic
  • Ongoing
  • Coordinated
outcomes

Outcomes

Outcomes
  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Issue identification
  • Information Exchange
  • Understanding
  • Adaption
  • Negotiation
roles and responsibilities
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Company
    • Meet with Communities
    • Hold site visits
    • Provide Resources
    • Develop a Public Engagement Plan
    • Potentially develop agreements or MOUs
    • Community – Company liaison Committees
    • “Facilitated” Consultations
    • Ensure appropriate people are present
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Roles and Responsibilities
  • Company (Examples)
    • PDAC e3 Plus: Framework for Responsible Exploration.
    • Engagement processes by BHP Billiton and DDMi on Closure Planning.
    • Anglo-American Uranium Exploration Program engagement (initial and ongoing).
    • GGL Diamonds (PGB, CH and Awry Lake Claims).
    • Even Government can do a good job: Colomac (INAC – CARD) and Wekweètì Winter Road Realignment (GNWT – DoT).
roles and responsibilities2
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Boards/Regulators
    • Provide advice to applicants
    • Develop policies and provide guidance on expectations
    • Develop processes that fulfil Board responsibilities as outlined by law
    • Carry out ongoing communication and develop relationships with communities
    • Provide technical support, information where appropriate
    • Act as conduit/mediator when appropriate
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Roles and Responsibilities
  • Boards/Regulators (Examples)
    • Development of Pre-Submission Engagement Guidelines
    • MV Wide Working Group on Consultation and Engagement. Developing Valley Wide Policy and regional guidelines (contact: pewaschuk@wlwb.ca for more information)
    • Workshops on specific issues
    • Wekeèzhìi Forum
    • Participation in Akaitcho Consultation Working Group
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Roles and Responsibilities
  • Communities
    • Define consultation and engagement expectations
      • Guidelines and Protocols
    • Define communication protocols
    • Be prepared to negotiate and participate
    • Keep a dialogue going with constituents
  • Examples
    • Akaitcho Exploration Agreements
    • Tlicho TK Protocols (under development)
www mvlwb ca
WWW.MVLWB.CA
  • Separate tabs for each Board
  • Hosted by MVLWB
  • Online ledger and registry
  • Application Lists and Maps
  • Shared Calendar and Contacts