Indigenous Communities Education and Outreach Programs


 
“PDAC Mining Matters programs provide students with information on the importance of mining in society, education on local geology and career opportunities in the mining industry. The results of Mining Matters to date are very encouraging…..little kids coming home after school showing little bits of rock to their mum and dad and being able to identify what type of rock it is, in Inuktitut and English, and saying that they want to be a geologist when they grow up. The PDAC Mining Matters helps to create that spark of interest. This is important to Agnico Eagle as the PDAC Mining Matters program helps to sets the stage to ensure a more interested, capable and educated labor force.”
-Graeme Dargo, Superintendent, Community Engagement Nunavut, AEM

About Outreach in Indigenous Communities

Mining Matters connects to Indigenous communities by attending, participating and presenting at relevant conferences, community events and festivals across Canada. Many of our Mining Rocks Earth Science Programs include a community event with amethyst jewelry making and soapstone carving.

Mining Rocks Earth Science Programs - Community Engagement Events

Mining Matters strives to reach not only the participants of a Mining Rocks Earth Science Program but the entire community.  To facilitate this, a Community Engagement Event is offered to the community to be held during the program. All community members are invited and encouraged to attend.

During these community-specific events, several Mining Rocks Earth Science Program activities are showcased for everyone to try, while participants’ work is displayed and materials about the minerals industry and careers is available for those who are interested.  

Participants are encouraged to bring family and friends to partake and share their knowledge of the local geology in their region.  In addition to the activities there is often a special soapstone carving session and amethyst jewelry making session, where attendees express their creativity in limitless designs. 

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