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Theresa Baikie

Theresa Baikie has been implementing the Impact and Benefit Agreement between the Nunatsiavut Government and Vale since March 31, 2003. In her position, she is responsible for ensuring all aspects of the Impact and Benefit Agreement are being implemented and respected.

Dan Benoit

Dan Benoit is an Aboriginal person, a Red River Métis and a member of the Métis Nation. He has spent all his life living near his ancestor’s River Lot in St. Norbert Parish or at the family farm near Seven Sisters Falls in Manitoba.

Jocelyn Fraser

Jocelyn Fraser is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia’s Liu Institute for Global Affairs where her research focus is on social risk and social responsibility in the global mining sector.

Dennis Howlett

For over 30 years, Dennis Howlett has worked for a number of ecumenical social justice coalitions including the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice, Ten Days for Global Justice and KAIROS where he led successful campaigns for cancellation of Third World debt, fair trade certification of coffee and other products, and ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change.

Sujane Kandasamy

Sujane Kandasamy is currently a Vanier Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact at McMaster University and the Co-founder of The Starfish Canada.

Emma Leith

Emma is Head of Sustainability at Appian Capital Advisory’s Base Metals Group, overseeing all aspects of ESG initiatives.  Reporting to the head of Base Metals, she manages sustainability efforts, permitting, government and community relations, as well as Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) aspects for the Base Metals Team. With over 15 years of experience in […]

Daniel McNeely

Daniel is President and CEO of Sahtu Contractors Ltd., an oilfield and civil heavy equipment contracting company, in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories. He is also President of Metis Local #54 and President of Fort Good Hope Metis Development Corporation in Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. In these roles he oversaw land claim discussions leading to […]

Richard Paquin

Richard Paquin has 40 years of mining experience in uranium and nickel mines. He is currently Unifor’s Mines, Metals and Minerals director and is the Canadian Coordinator for the mining sector on IndustriALL (Global Union).

David Walkem

David Walkem served as Chief of the Cooks Ferry Indian Band for 28 years. Since October 2018 he now serves as Councilor. The Cook’s Ferry Band is one of 15 Bands in the Nlaka’pamux Nation (formerly known as the Interior Salish Thompson Indians in BC).

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