Still, Ottawa's delay in making appointments may reflect not attempts to undercut board independence so much as reflect cumbersome processes and the low priority often accorded claims boards (plus garden-variety partisan considerations, rumoured to be in play with the Gwich'in nominees to the MVEIRB
(Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board).
concluded that a full environmental impact review of the Project is not necessary and recommends that the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada ("ECANDC") approve the Project, subject to implementation of certain measures intended to mitigate any potential adverse environmental impacts.
The report of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board's 2008 EIA Practitioners' Workshop (MVEIRB
, 2008) similarly identified the lack of capacity as an ongoing concern in Arctic EA, noting specifically community concerns about the constant struggle to retain their capacity to participate in EA and the increasing workload of Aboriginal groups to coordinate EAs with land users, elders, and their chief and council.
Copies of all information submitted by the Company can be found on MVEIRB
's public registry at www.reviewboard.ca.
An example is the MVEIRB
. The work of these boards is closely related to, though nonetheless separate from, the boards that issue permits and licences.
In Section 115.1 of the MVRMA, the MVEIRB
is instructed to "consider any traditional knowledge and scientific information that is made available to it." Furthermore, the Board makes its own commitment to the recognition of indigenous knowledge, asserting that "In order to ensure that aboriginal cultures, values and knowledge play an appropriate role in its determinations, the Review Board is committed to fully consider any traditional knowledge brought forward in its proceedings" (MVEIRB
Response times from MVEIRB
on the Company's submissions have been slower than expected.
Le present document analyse la maniere dont les connaissances traditionnelles (CT) sont utilisees par deux des offices de cogestion et de reglementation fondes en vertu des accords exhaustifs de revendication territoriale dans le Nord canadien, soit l'office Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) et l'office Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB
This is the "pre-screening" process (MVEIRB
, 2003), which typically gives aboriginal groups 30 to 45 days to provide comments and recommendations to the board concerning the proposed development.
On November 26, 2010, the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board ("MVEIRB
") submitted its Draft Terms of Reference ("ToR") with the comment period extended through January 7, 2011.
The Environmental Assessment process has commenced with the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB
) chairing scoping sessions in the communities, including Dettah (Yellowknife), Fort Resolution, Lutsel k'e and Hay River Reserve and for a scoping technical session in Yellowknife before federal and territorial government departments.