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05. Voisey's Pay: Is the Nickel Worth a Dime?

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Controversy swirls around Inco Ltd's incursion into Voisey's Bay in Labrador. The Inuit and the Innu of Labrador are still negotiating with the federal government and Inco representatives for both jobs and royalty benefits. At the same time, aboriginals are concerned about the impact of the project on their traditional language and culture. Fifteen hundred jobs are at stake, but some question whether the relative wealth created by such jobs will negatively affect the social fabric of Labrador's indigenous communities. This segment in the Venturing Forth series looks at the culture and language of Voisey's Bay and Nain, and the potential impact of big business on these remote centres of aboriginal life. Are they cultures on the brink of dollars-or damage?

Locations: Nain, Labrador; St John's, Newfoundland.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 25 minutes Library Audience:
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Business and Marketing
  • Canadian History
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
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