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An interpretive manual for reports on granular deposits in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region : part of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement Implementation Program, Task 7 - sand and gravel   /   Thompson, F.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
[S.l. : s.n.], 1994.
70 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Definitions of terms: p. 56-65.
Selected bibliography: p. 66-70.
ASTIS record 39448.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU XQGLW

... Under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement [IFA], signed between the Government of Canada and the Inuvialuit in 1984, ownership of most of the accessible granular deposits in the Western Arctic Region was transferred to the Inuvialuit. Management of this resource is now the responsibility of the Inuvialuit Land Administration [ILA] in consultation with local groups such as the Community Corporations and Hunters and Trappers Associations. To implement the requirements of the IFA and provide for more efficient development of the resource, the Government of Canada set up a granular materials project designated as Task 7-Sand and Gravel Inventories. The objectives of this project are to determine the 20 year demands for granular material, provide an inventory of potential sources, determine the quality and quantity at the more promising deposits and form a plan for reservation and development of the granular material. Several studies of granular resources in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region have been conducted as a part of this project. The reports on granular deposits are detailed and technical in nature because such information is required to determine which deposits are suitable for development and how they can be developed to maximize recoveries, while at the same time minimizing environmental damage. However, most of the community representatives called upon to approve development plans do not have scientific or technical training and are unable to fully utilize these reports. As a result the Inuvialuit are not always able to direct development of the granular deposits, and some control is left in the hands of the borrow pit operators and non-resident experts. For the Inuvialuit to effectively manage the granular resources of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region it is critical that they be able to use the reports on granular deposits. This manual was prepared to serve as a guide to help people with limited technical background make use of these reports. (Au)

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