Raglan Agreement

An integrated “body politician” whose mission is to “act and represent” the Salluit community and has the ability to “implement the Raglan Agreement”[23] “You have to understand that this was one of the first agreements of its kind negotiated in North America, perhaps even in the world,” Keatainak said. The RAGLAN I project represents the first stand-alone microgrid project of its kind in the Arctic industry in Canada. TUGLIQ Energy owns and operates the asset and has signed a 20-year Power Purchase contract with Glencore RAGLAN Mine. Defines the dispute resolution procedure when the Raglan Committee is unable to reach an agreement. It contains a provision for mediation and arbitration. [34] This comprehensive socio-economic agreement addresses issues related to: There are 6 signatories to the Raglan Agreement[20] As an example of recognition of environmental impacts and mitigating measures, the Raglan Agreement notes that “assuming there are unstable effects of the Raglan project […] or, where the magnitude or significance of a foreseeable effect as described … is considered to be much greater than that described in it, The Miniere Society performs additional mitigating work that may be necessary to require, eliminate, reduce or reduce a satisfactory meaning to both parties. [28] The agreement was the first impact and charitable agreement signed in Canada between a mining company and an indigenous group. The Raglan Agreement (1995) was developed in accordance with the North Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) and was the first true IBA (Impact and Benefit Agreement) mining agreement ever signed in Canada between a mining company and an Aboriginal group. Since then, the Raglan Agreement has been used as a reference point for other Aboriginal agreements in the mining and other industrial sectors. In 1995, the Raglan Agreement was signed between the mine operator, the Qaqqalik Landholding Corporation of Salluit, the Salluit community, the Nunaturlik Landholding Corporation of Kangiqsujuaq, Kangiqsujuaq Commune and the Makivik Society, which oversees the political, social and economic development of Nunavik. The agreement includes profit-sharing and trust fund payments over an 18-year period, with the mine paying $9.3 million to Makivik Corporation in 2006 and $16.7 million in 2007. The agreement also guarantees the hiring and awarding of preferential contracts to local and qualified Inuit employees and businesses.

The Raglan Committee meets several times a year to discuss environmental issues and review the status of the agreement. Inuit representatives from Salluit, Kangiqsujuaq and Makivik Corporation occupy half of the six seats on the committee, with representatives of the mining company in balance. Nunavik officials sign the Raglan agreement fev.28, 1995 in Kuujjuaq. The agreement was the first impact agreement signed in Canada between a mining company and an indigenous group. (PHOTO COURTESY OF RAGLAN MINE) “We learned a lot from the negotiation and implementation of this agreement,” said Adamie Delisle Alaku, vice president of renewable resources at Makivik Corp. and another signatory to the agreement. The agreement itself set out the conditions between the Nunavik Inuit, namely the neighbouring municipalities of Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq: how the project would be supervised and how it would ensure that Inuit receive the necessary social and economic benefits. Exploration and the Raglan mine are located in northern Quebec. Negotiations and the signing of the agreement were conducted under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) of 1975.

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