Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada: Toward Social and Economic Prosperity

Lay Summary 

The Abandoned Mines Project was created to study the historical impacts of abandoned mines on First Nations communities in northern Canada. Our goal is to highlight the social and environmental changes that large mining projects brought to northern communities and the ongoing impact of these mines after they were abandoned. We see abandoned mines as living historical landscapes, places where human activities from decades ago continue to have environmental impacts in the present day.

Our work will focus on five major case studies:

Pine Point Mine, NWT
Giant Mine, NWT
Port Radium, NWT
Keno Hill Silver Mine, YK
Labrador/Quebec Iron Ore Belt

Departments 
Geography
History
Funding 
Social Sciences And Humanities Research Council Of Canada
Locations 
Northwest Territories
Yukon
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Aboriginal Peoples
History
Environment and Conservation
Environmental Justice
Mining
International Collaboration
Industry Sectors 
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Scientific Research and Development Services
Start date 
1 Jan 2009
End date 
31 Dec 2012