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Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Review Board

Overview

Function

The Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Review Board carries out the environmental impact assessments and public review of development projects referred to it by the Environmental Impact Screening Committee.

Jurisdiction

Canada

Department

Department of Lands

Authority

Inuvialuit Final Agreement (Canada)

Board Composition

The Board consists of six members, plus the Chairperson.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada appoints three members, based on one nomination from the Government of the Northwest Territories; one by the Government of Yukon; and one by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The Inuvialuit Game Council appoints three members.

Alternate Members

There are no alternate members.

The Agreement does not provide for the appointment of alternates to the Board.

Chairperson

The Chairperson is appointed by the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, with the consent of the Inuvialuit.

Vice-Chairperson

There is no Vice-Chairperson.

Quorum

No quorum is stipulated in the Inuvialuit Final Agreement; however, Board established bylaws state quorum is a majority of the Board members appointed.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed by the appropriate appointing authority under section 11 of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (Canada).

Term Duration

A member holds office for a term of three years and may be eligible for reappointment.

Time and Travel Requirements

The Board has 2 to 3 meetings, generally in Inuvik, and has 2 to 3 conference calls per year.

Meetings are generally 2 days in length. Two travel days may be required for meetings and 1 day of analytical time may be required for each meeting.

Renumeration

Members of a board shall be paid such fees or other remuneration as the federal Minister may fix:

Chairperson - $500 per diem

Member - $375 per diem

Other Considerations

The respective appointing party may replace members.

A person may be a member of both the Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Screening Committee and the Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Review Board.

The Agreement is silent on the removal of members.

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Chair John Donihee 2018-01-17 2021-01-16 1st term Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Members of the Board
2. Member
(GNWT)
Catherine Cockney 2016-10-31 2019-10-30 4th term Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Government of the Northwest Territories
3. Member
(Yukon)
Ian Robertson 2018-02-08 2021-02-07 1st term Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Government of Yukon
4. Member
(Canada)
(Vacant - 3 year term) Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
5. Member
(Inuvialuit)
Crystal Lennie 2016-10-01 2019-09-30 2nd term Inuvialuit Game Council
6. Member
(Inuvialuit)
Ethel-Jean Gruben 2015-10-01 2018-09-30 1st term Inuvialuit Game Council
7. Member
(Inuvialuit)
Roland Kikoak 2017-09-22 2020-09-30 1st term Inuvialuit Game Council

(Board details as of Feb 18, 2018)