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Date and Time / Duration

August 21, 2019
2:30-4:00 pm



Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi, 50 Miawpukek Dr., Conne River NL



Miawpukek First Nation (MFN)

Participants (External)

Chief Mi'sel Joe, Beulah Pack, Ross Hinks, Stewart Etheridge, Andrew John, Brenda Jeddore


Participants (Internal)

Committee Members:
Garth Bangay
Wes Foote

Regional Assessment Task Team:
Virginia Crawford

Key Questions/Issues Raised

 Interested in

  • Further engagement in the Regional Assessment—Opportunities to engage include seven TAG meetings in September, IK TAG meeting in October, meeting with the Committee to discuss findings in October or November
  • Hiring consultants with particular expertise to participate in Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings
  • Learning more about financial responsibility (security deposits), liability and compensation programs
  • Extensive study on Atlantic Salmon


  • Generally with processes, information comes too late for meaningful input. First peoples should be first consulted
  • Oil spills affect livelihood of MFN and the environment
  • No possibility for input if environmental assessment for individual projects not required due to Regional Assessment
  • Insufficient data to create GIS tool
  • Communications with companies regarding spills comes much too late—need a formalized system of communications from government for notification
  • Old data being used in current environmental assessment process with offshore exploration drilling—data needs to be updated on a regular basis
  • Risk of spills due to tanker traffic
Follow-up / Action Items
  • Joint guideline,  "Compensation Guidelines Respecting Damages Relating to Offshore Petroleum Activity" https://www.cnlopb.ca/wp-content/uploads/guidelines/compgle.pdf   (sent August 23, 2019 )
  • Participant funding—possibility of additional funding is being looked into and Virginia will advise when information becomes available (ongoing)
Prepared By:

Virginia Crawford

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