Listening to You
AREVA learned a lot from talking to people who live in the seven Kivalliq communities. Several open houses and workshops were held with Elders, hunters, trappers, shift workers and their spouses, young adults and women. AREVA also took people from the Kivalliq communities to northern Saskatchewan to tour uranium operations so they could learn more about how mines work, see what happens when the mine is returned for safe, traditional use and have a chance to talk to people who live in communities close to the mines.
Talking to community members helped AREVA make a step-by-step plan for the Kiggavik Project, and hear what issues are important to people who live in Kivalliq communities. This information has helped AREVA develop a project that will contribute to the growth of vibrant Kivalliq communities.