Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

ARTICLE 27

NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

PART 1
PETROLEUM

27.1.1 - Opening of Lands for Petroleum Exploration
Prior to opening any lands in the Nunavut Settlement Area for petroleum exploration, Government shall notify the DIO and provide an opportunity for it to present and to discuss its views with Government regarding the terms and conditions to be attached to such rights.

27.1.2 - Exercise of Petroleum Rights
Prior to the initial exercise of rights in respect of exploration, development or production of petroleum on Crown lands in the Nunavut Settlement Area, and in order to prepare a benefits plan for the approval of the appropriate regulatory authority, the proponent shall consult the DIO, and Government shall consult the DIO, in respect to those matters listed in Schedule 27-1.

PART 2
OTHER RESOURCES

27.2.1 - Other Resources
Prior to the initial exercise of rights in respect of development or production of resources other than petroleum on Crown lands in the Nunavut Settlement Area, the proponent shall consult the DIO in respect to those matters listed in Schedule 27-1.

27.2.2 - Nature of Consultation
The consultation provided for in this Part shall balance the needs of the DIO for information, an opportunity for discussion among Inuit, and the needs of Government and the proponent for timely and cost-effective decisions.

PART 3
EXISTING SUBSURFACE RIGHTS

27.3.1
The obligations to consult under Sections 27.1.2 to 27.2.2 shall apply mutatis mutandis to operators whose rights are continued under Section 21.7.2.

SCHEDULE 27-1
MATTERS CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE FOR CONSULTATION

(Sections 27.1.2, 27.2.1)

1
Inuit training.
 

2
Inuit hiring.
 

3
Employment rotation.
 

4
Labour relations.
 

5
Business opportunities for Inuit.
 

6
Housing, accommodation and recreation on project site.
 

7
Safety, health and hygiene.
 

8
Language of workplace.
 

9
Identification, protection and conservation of archaeological sites and specimens.
 

10
Research and development.
 

11
Inuit access to facilities constructed for the project such as airfields and roads.
 

12
Particularly important Inuit environmental concerns and disruption of wildlife.
 

13
Outpost camps.
 

14
Information flow, including liaison between Inuit and proponent regarding project management and Inuit participation and concerns.
 

15
Co-ordination with other developments.
 

16
Any other matters that the Parties consider to be relevant to the needs of the project and Inuit.