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The 2017 edition of the Kuujjuaq Mining Workshop was once again intended to gather the local and regional administrators of Nunavik along with the mining industry players active in the region, providing an opportunity to exchange and share concerns and address issues closely related to the Nunavik mineral resources development. This workshop allowed to present and share updated project information through high-profile conference speakers. It also allowed networking and partnership opportunities. The Kuujjuaq Mining Workshop served as an occasion to get a complete understanding about the important mineral potential of the region as well as the rich existing culture of Nunavik.

We hope the Kuujjuaq Mining Workshop 2017 filled all your expectations.

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Below, you will find the programm of the Kuujjuaq Mining Workshop 2017 and the related presentations.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 24th, 2017

Special Presentation day for Nunavik delegates

 

8:30 - 9:00      Registration of Delegates

9:00 - 9:30      Opening Words, Welcoming Prayer, Introduction

                        Tunu Napartuk, President of NMEF & Mayor of Kuujjuaq

Workshop on Laws and Regulations Surrounding Mining Activities in Nunavik

9:30 - 10:30     Legal Framework for mining activities - Mining Act

                        Roc Gaudreau, Director of Development & Control of Mining Activities - MERN

                        Conference Call

10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00   Mineral Development Process

                        Louis Bienvenu, General Director of Mineral Industry Development (MERN)

                        Conference Call

12:00 - 13:30   Lunch at the katittavik Town Hall

Environmental Processes and Regulations

13:30 - 14:00    Existing Agreements within Nunavik

                         Jean-Marc Séguin, Mining Coordinator at Makivik Coorporation

14:00 - 14:30   Société du Plan Nord : Contribution to Sustainable Northern Development

                         Jocelyn Douhéret, Director at Bureau de commercialisation - Société du Plan Nord

14:30 - 15:00    Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:20    The Mineral Exploration Industry - An Introduction

                         Darren Smith, Ashram Project Manager - Commerce Resources Corporation

15:20 - 15:45    Initiatives in Sustainable Development & Relations with Aboriginal Communities

                         Frédéric Brassard, Coordinator, Community Relations & Sustainable Development - QMA

15:45 - 16:30    Overview of Review Processes (KEQC)

                         Stéphane Cossette, General Director, Environmental Assesments (MDDELCC) & KEQC

16:30 - 16:45    Wildlife Community Management

                         Johnny Akpahatak, Mayor of Aupaluk Northern Village

16:45 - 17:30    Reflection Time

            18:00     Dinner at Auberge Kuujjuaq Inn

                           3 KRG

                           Sponsored by Kativik

               20:00   Evening Entertainement at the Lounge

                           OSK MINING LOGO EN

                           Sponsored by Osisko Mining

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25th, 2017

 

8:30 - 9:00       Registration of Delegates

9:00 - 9:30       Opening Words, Welcoming Prayer and Introduction

                         Tunu Napartuk, Mayor of Kuujjuaq Northern Village

                         Jobie Tukkiapik, Makivik Corporation

                         Jennifer Munick, Chairperson - Kativik Regional Governement (KRG)

Session 1 - Nunavik Mining Development

9:30 - 10:30      Panel on the past and future of Raglan Mine

                         Participants

                         Charlie Arngak, Mayor of Kangiqsujuaq

                         Amélie Rouleau, Stakeholder & Community Engagement Superintendent

                         Siasi Kanarjuak, Supervisor - Inuit Recruitment & Relations

                         Adamie Delisle Alaku, Vp Resource Development at Makivik Corporation

                         Moderator : Jean-Marc Séguin, Mining Coordinator at Makivik Coorporation

10:30 - 11:00     Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30     From 98% to 0% unemployment rate

                         Jerry Asp, President - Gray Wolf Solutions Ltd.

11:30 - 12:00    Mining Industries & Inuit Businesses in Nunavik and Nunatsiavut

                         Thierry Rodon, Professor,  Research Chair on Northern Sustainable Development - U. Laval

12:00 - 13:30    Lunch at the Katittavik Town Hall

 

Session 2 - Current Mining & Advanced Exploration projects

                    Sponsored by Midland Exploration inc. 

                    5 Midland Exploration

13:30 - 14:00     Kan Project - Update

                          Èva Roy-Vigneault, Coordinator, Sustainable Development - Osisko Mining Inc.

14:00 - 14:30     Pallas & Willbob Projects

                          Robert Banville, Engineer Consulant - Midland Exploration Inc.

                          Richard St-Cyr, Project Geologist - Midland Exploration inc.

14:30 - 15:00     West Raglan and Qaqavik Project

                          Alger St-Jean, Director - True North Nickel (TTN)

15:00 - 15:30     Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30     Kautaapikkut Strategic Employment/Training Table

                          Rob Nixon, Senior Associate - Universalia

            18:30     Dinner at Auberge Kuujjuaq Inn

                        4 Makivik Corporation

                          Sponsored by Makivik Corporation

             21:00    Evening Entertainment at the Lounge - Charlie Tarkik

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th, 2017

 

Session 3 - Programs and Studies

9:00 - 9:30       Greenland School of Minerals & Petroleum

                         Tove Madsen - Global Relations Officer

9:30 - 10:00      Environment Quality Act

                         Annie Cassista - Regional Director, Abitibi and Northern Quebec (MDDELCC)

10:00 - 10:30    Investigating the Geothermal Potential of Northern Mines and Communities

                         Jasmin Raymond, Professor - Institut national de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)

10:30 - 11:00    Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30    Deception Bay Iqaluppik Study

                         Lilian Tran, Fisheries Biologist, Nunavik Research Centre - Makivik Corporation

11:30 - 12:00    The Pigunnaqugut Project : Towards Nunavimmiut's Underground Advancement

                         Siasi kanarjuaq, Inuit Recruitment and relations Supervisor - Glencore

                         Leah May Inuit Recruitment Counsellor - Glencore

12:00 - 13:30    Lunch at the Katittavik Town Hall

                          6 Hewitt

                          Sponsored by Hewitt

 

Session 4 - IBAs and Related Business Opportunities

                    Sponsored by Canadian Royalties

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13:30 - 13:50    Andy Moorhouse, Economic Development, Makivik Corporation

13:50 - 14:30    Prepare your Community for the New Impact and Benefit Agreement(IIBA) Reality

                         Harvey Sands, CPA PA - Richter

14:30 - 15:00    CANCELED - The Voisey's Bay IIBA: Perspective from the Nunatsiavut Government

15:00 - 15:30    Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00    An Overview of the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement's Impact Assessment Process

                         Mishal Naseer, Regional Planner - Nunavik Marine Region Impact Review Board

16:00 - 17:00    Discussion Panel - Hunting Habits in Nunavik

            17:00     Networking at NunaGolf with Saali Keelan

                          10 Nunavik Construction  9 Avataa

                          Hosted by Nunavik Construction and Avataa Exploration & Logistics Inc.

            18:30     Dinner at Auberge Kuujjuaq Inn

            22:00     Ikkiravik Bar - Local Perfomers and DJ

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 27th, 2017

 

Session 5 - Nunavik Mining and Research projects

 

9:00 - 9:30        GEM2-Geo-mapping for Energy & Minerals: Portrait and Energy Aspect of Hudson Ungava                               Project

                          Denis Lavoie, Research Scientist - Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

9:30 - 10:00       GEM2-Geo-mapping for Energy & Minerals: Regional Lake Sediments for Mineral Exploration                           (with collaboration from NFLD-Lab and MERN)

                           Martin McCurdy, Research Scientist - Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) & NRCan

10:00 - 10:30     Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00      Overview 2016 Mapping Survey & Coming up activities in 2017

                           Robert Giguère, Director - Géologie Québec

11:30 - 12:00      Closing Remarks - Conclusion

12:00 - 13:30      Lunch at Katittavik Town Hall

  

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 We hope to see you next year at the Nunavik Mining Workshop 2018 !