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Dogrib Treaty 11 Council Participation Agreement with Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
|Date:||6 April 2000|
|Sub Category:||Participation Agreement (Canada)|
|Location:||Northwest Territories, Canada|
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|Subject Matter:||Collaboration / Partnership | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Employment and Training | Mining and Minerals | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Economic Development|
|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.|
|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.
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