Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program

Description: The Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (CIMP) aims to achieve excellence in environmental management and stewardship through effective monitoring and assessment of cumulative impacts in the Northwest Territories. The CIMP is a requirement of the Gwich’in and Sahtu land claim agreements, and has representatives from Aboriginal, territorial, and federal governments, along with observers from other organizations.

Key Words: First Nations, government, land claims agreement, management, monitoring

Lead Organization Government of Canada – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Regional Focus Northwest Territories
Status On-going
Website www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100023828/1100100023830
Primary Contact www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1291132820288/1291132853616
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Toxic Legacies Project

Description: The Toxic Legacies project examines the history and legacy of arsenic contamination at Giant Mine. The project is a partnership among researchers at Memorial and Lakehead Universities, the Goyatiko Language Society (a Yellowknives Dene First Nation non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Weledeh language), and Alternatives North (a Yellowknife environmental and social justice coalition that conducts public interest research). The project is a response to the Canadian government’s Giant Mine Remediation Project to freeze arsenic waste underground, a project that has recently undergone an extensive environmental assessment. As a “Partnership Development” project (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), it also aims to communicate research results in a way that will engage the community of Yellowknife and the broader concerned public.

Key Words: First Nations, government, Indigenous people, industry, mining, research, toxicity

Lead Organization Memorial University
Regional Focus Northwest Territories
Status On-going
Website www.toxiclegacies.com
Primary Contact John Sandlos, Project Co-Leader

jsandlos@mun.ca

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Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Description: The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is a joint Canada-U.S. non-profit organization that connects and protects habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. Y2Y takes a scientific and collaborative approach to conservation, and highlights a focus on local issues that affect the region.

Key Words: Conservation, fish, habitat, non-profit, wildlife

Regional Focus Yukon, Northwest Territories, United States, British Columbia
Status On-going
Website y2y.net
Primary Contact y2y.net/about-us/contact-us
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