Voisey's Bay - Building Aboriginal Relationships to Achieve Project Success

CIM Edmonton 2004
Abstract The paper will provide an overview of the approach Inco is using to involve Labrador's Aboriginal groups in the development of the Voisey's Bay project. The paper will describe the operating environment in which the mine and concentrator project is currently being built. It will discuss innovative mechanisms that Inco has used to forge practical working level partnerships with Aboriginal groups during the construction phase of the project. These mechanisms have led to direct aboriginal involvement in capitalizing on employment and business opportunities, participating in engineering reviews and working collaboratively on environmental monitoring. Observations of the impacts of these initiatives on the project development process will be provided.
Keywords: Mine development, Collaboration, Remote mine sites, aboriginal affairs, Northern mines
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