Committing to Consultation and Community Relationships: Holding industry and government accountable
Janine Lightfoot was raised in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, a small community in Northern Labrador, primarily by her grandparents who taught her to appreciate the land and how to use it. Janine credits her grandmother, Clara, for instilling knowledge in her to help with the struggles of Inuit in her region. Given this background, Janine’s Fellowship paper focuses on resource development in Labrador and the adverse effect it has on the Inuit and Innu populations. She examines the consultation processes that uranium companies adhere to and outlines issues from a historical materialist understanding.