The FNQLSDI is organizing a two-day workshop on Impacts and Benefits Agreements (IBA) on February 21 and 22, 2018, in Quebec City.
The objective of these two days is to provide workshops and a networking opportunity for First Nations interested in Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBAs). These workshops combine roundtables featuring the participation of First Nations so that they can discuss various topics and practical advice provided by consultants or professionals who are specialized in IBAs.
These days are organized around thematic panels of a duration of two-and-a-half hours each. The objective of these panels is to bring together First Nations members so that they can share their experiences on different topics related to IBAs. These panels will also allow those attending the workshops to ask questions and interact with the panellists.
Five panels are proposed:
- Issues and strategies for negotiating an agreement
- Preliminary evaluation of projects
- Economic benefits through business opportunities
- Planning of mine development
- Contents of the agreements