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BHP Billiton Ekati Mine Project Impact and Benefits Agreements 1996 - 1998

Category: Agreement
Sub Category:Impact and Benefits Agreement (IBA) (Canada)
Location:Northwest Territories, Canada
Alternative Names:
  • BHP Impact and Benefit Agreements
  • Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Environmental Heritage | Mining and Minerals | Compensation | Employment and Training
    Summary Information:
    The BHP Billiton Ekati Mine Project Impact and Benefits Agreements (IBAs) are a series of agreements negotiated between BHP Billiton, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and the Dogrib Nations of Treaty 11, Metis, Inuit and Akaitcho Treaty 8 Nations. They are a pre-condition to federal approval for the large scale diamond mining operations which commenced in October 1998. The Agreements establish the terms under which Inuit people will benefit from the operation of the Ekati mine. Pursuant to the IBAs, BHP must submit an annual report to the signing nations including information regarding the company's environmental monitoring programs. BHP is required to consult Aboriginal communities with respect to any activities which risk disturbance to land used for burial grounds or other traditional purposes. As the mine is in an area of unsettled land claims, the IBAs permit benefits to flow to Aboriginal groups whose traditional lands include the area where the mine is located. The IBAs deal with a range of issues including employment and training of Aboriginal people, profit-sharing, compensation, and environmental regulation. The specific terms of the IBAs remain confidential.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • BHP Billiton - Government of the Northwest Territories Socio-Economic Agreement
  • BHP Billiton Ekati Mine Project Environmental Agreement 1997
  • Organisation
  • BHP Billiton - Signatory
  • Dogrib Treaty 11 Council - Signatory
  • North Slave Metis Alliance - Signatory
  • Kitikmeot Inuit Association - Signatory
  • Lutsel K'e Dene Band - Signatory
  • Yellowknives Dene First Nation - Signatory
  • Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (Can)
  • BHP Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency
  • BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc
  • Akaitcho Treaty 8 Council - Signatory
  • Ndilo Band Council - Signatory
  • Government of the Northwest Territories - Signatory
  • Event
  • BHP Billiton Ekati Mine Project Environmental Impact Statement 1995
  • People
  • Akaitcho Territory Dene First Nations - Signatory
  • Inuit of Kuglugtuk - Signatory
  • Dettah Band - Signatory

  • References

    Resource
    Kevin O'Reilly (1998) The BHP Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency as a Management Tool

    Glossary

    Impact and Benefits Agreement (IBA) (Canada)

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