Abandoned Mines Project

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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

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Funding / Financement
Network in Canadian History & Environment
“Northern Communities”, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSRHC)
Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada

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