The Innu Nation and MiningWatch Canada convened a workshop in Ottawa, Ontario on September 10-12, 1999 entitled "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Aboriginal Communities and Mining". We present here the workshop summary and documentation, including the case studies that were prepared for it.
This report by ecological economist Tom Green for the Innu Nation was submitted to the Voisey's Bay Nickel Mine environmental assessment review in 1998. It is a thoughtful consideration of the limitations of mining projects' potential contributions to sustainable development and continues to be highly relevant. Executive Summary This report was prepared at the request of Innu Nation to examine the economic implications of the proposed Voisey’s Bay Mine and Mill in preparation for the environmental assessment hearings into the undertaking. The environmental assessment panel has made it clear