The Giant Mine Remediation Project Team also produces a regular newsletter in English and French that highlights the activities and progress of the rehabilitation project. Through the Giant Mine Advisory Committee (GMAC), Members of The First Nation First Nation (YKDFN) can voice their concerns about the project and obtain updates on the Project from the Giant Mine Remediation Project Team (GMRPT). The GMRPT, on the other hand, is able to obtain traditional knowledge and feedback on the design of YKDFN`s recovery plan. This committee meets monthly and is coordinated by the YKDFN. A Party`s rights and remedies under this Agreement are cumulative and in addition to and not in lieu of any rights, powers or remedies provided by law or equity, including under applicable environmental legislation. Any isolated or partial exercise of a right or remedy by a party in the event of delay or breach of any provision, contract, condition or agreement in this Agreement shall not affect the rights of that party and shall not waive, modify, affect or affect any other right or remedy to which that party is entitled for the same delay or infringement. Any waiver by a party of strict compliance, performance or compliance with any provision, covenant, condition or agreement must be in writing to be effective and any waiver or leniency of a party shall not constitute a waiver of other provisions, a continuing waiver or a waiver of subsequent delay. In 2014, the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board concluded its seven-year evaluation of the Giant Mine Remediation Project to address public concerns about the impact of mine clearance activities on the health of local residents. One of the jury`s requirements was the design and implementation of a health effects monitoring program in Ndilo, Dettah and Yellowknife. The objective of the program was to ensure that the recapitalization activities that will take place at Giant Mine do not have a negative impact on people`s health. The program was designed to determine current or baseline levels of arsenic exposure among residents of Ndilo, Dettah and Yellowknife prior to the start of renovations. Then, during the renovation, new monitoring results are compared to the baseline to ensure that participants` arsenic content does not increase as a result of work at the Giant Mine.
This study is being conducted by Dr. Laurie Chan, University of Ottawa, with advice and input from the Advisory Committee on Health Effects consists of the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Government of the Northwest Department of Health and Safety Services, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Health Canada, Yellowknives Dene First Nation, North Slave Métis Alliance, Giant Mine Oversight Board, City of Yellowknife with additional support from the Institute for Circumpolum Health. . . .