On Thursday, August 9, 2018, IEMA Chair Jaida Ohokannoak and Director Emery Paquin joined the 20th anniversary celebrations for Ekati diamond mine. Held by Dominion Diamond, celebrations included a trip to the mine site for a ceremony and the unveiling of a plaque commemorating 20 years in operation, as well as a dinner held at … Read more
In November, the purchase of Ekati Diamond Mine by Washington Companies was finalized. A transition team worked with Government of the Northwest Territories, Government of Canada and Aboriginal leadership to get all of the approvals in place. DDEC will continue to operate as a standalone, private company, under the Washington Companies. Patrick Evans is the new … Read more
The GNWT Minister of Environment and Natural Resources granted the amendment to Ekati Diamond Mine’s Type A Water Licence as recommended by the Wek’èezhıı Land and Water Board. This amendment allows for Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation to operate the Jay Project. The Jay Project was already approved for construction in 2016.
The Agency would like to inform the Aboriginal Society Members and the public of changes about to be made in our Board composition. The Government of the Northwest Territories, the Government of Canada and Dominion Diamond Ekati Corp. jointly appoint three of the seven Directors, following consultation with the appropriate Aboriginal governments. The three Directors … Read more
The Agency is pleased to welcome back Kim Poole as an IEMA Director, appointed by the Tłı̨chǫ Government. Tony Pearse has stepped down from this position, and the Agency wishes to thank him for his many years of dedicated service.
After the recent AGM, the director elected a new Executive Comittee. Chairperson – Jaida Ohokannoak Vice-Chairperson – Emery Paquin Secretary/Treasurer – Kim Poole Congratulations on your new positions
The Agency would like to welcome Marc Casas as the Agency’s new Executive Director! Marc comes to us from the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. The Agency is looking forward to achieving its goals under his direction. After many years of service, Kevin O’Reilly has been elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembley. … Read more
The Agency would like to welcome Doug Doan and Emery Paquin as new IEMA directors, appointed by Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation, Government of the Northwest Territories and Government of Canada, effective March 13, 2015. These parties have also reappointed Bill Ross, who will continue to serve as Agency Chairperson until December 2015. The Agency wishes … Read more