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Dogrib Treaty 11 Council Participation Agreement with Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.

Category: Agreement
Date: 6 April 2000
Sub Category:Participation Agreement (Canada)
Location:Northwest Territories, Canada
Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Employment and Training | Mining and Minerals | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Economic Development
Summary Information:
The Participation Agreement was made between Diavik Diamond Mines Inc (DDMI) and the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council on 6 April 2000 for the Diavik Diamonds Project. It reflects and reinforces the principles of mutual respect, active partnership, and long-term commitment that will guide their working relationship.
Detailed Information:
The key undertakings in the Dogrib Participation Agreement provide for:
- DDMI's commitments to provide employment and business opportunities to members of the Dogrib First Nation. To facilitate the achievement of these objectives, the Dogribs have agreed to maintain and make available to DDMI on an ongoing basis, an up-to-date human resource inventory and a business registry for their membership;
- The creation of a joint implementation committee to outline responsibilities, tasks and timelines for reaching project-related employment and business development targets for the Dogrib. The Dogrib agree to employ a representative to liaise with DDMI on these and other social development issues; and
- The affirmation by the Dogrib for its support for the development, construction and operations of the Diavik Diamonds Project as approved by the Federal Minister of the Environment in November 1999.

In so providing, the Dogrib have expressed their intent to ratify the Diavik Environmental Agreement and the Socio-Economic Monitoring Agreement.

In addition to this agreement, DDMI has completed Participation Agreements with four other neighbouring Aboriginal groups including the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Kitikmeot Inuit Association, the North Slave Metis Alliance and the Lutsel K'e Dene Band.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • North Slave Metis Alliance Participation Agreement with Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
  • Yellowknives Kwe K'a Ndi Participation Agreement with Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
  • Lutsel K'e Dene Band Participation Agreement with Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
  • Kitikmeot Inuit Association Participation Agreement with Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
  • Diavik Diamonds Project Environmental Agreement
  • Diavik Diamonds Project Socio-Economic Monitoring Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Aber Diamond Mines Ltd.
  • Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. - Signatory
  • Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board for the Diavik Diamond Mine
  • Diavik Project Communities Group Advisory Board
  • Dogrib First Nation Government
  • Dogrib Treaty 11 Council - Signatory
  • Event
  • Diavik Diamonds Project - Requirement
  • People
  • Dogrib Indians

  • References

    Book Chapter
    Palmer, L, Tehan, M, (2006) ‘Anchored to the land’: Asserting and Recognising Aboriginal Jurisdiction in the Northwest Territories', in Langton, Mazel, Palmer, Shain, Tehan (eds), Settling with Indigenous People: Modern treaty and agreement-making (The Federation Press, 2006).
    Media Release
    Diavik Diamond Mines (2000) Diavik and Dogribs Sign Participation Agreement

    Glossary

    Participation Agreement (Canada)

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