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Leroy Metcalfe

Mr. Metcalfe is an Inuk from Nain currently residing in St. John’s.  He has over 20 years of experience in environmental consulting, project management and resource management. He has participated in and led various component studies related to environmental assessments and monitoring for activities such as the Voisey’s Bay Project and the Lower Churchill environmental assessment. His field survey experience includes extensive fisheries sampling for the Lower Churchill Project, waterfowl surveys for various clients, marine mammal surveys, and application of GIS systems to data compilation and display.

Mr. Metcalfe was a key member of the team that constructed a Land Use GIS for the Labrador Inuit Association (now the Nunatsiavut Government) as an aid in community participation in the land selection process for finalization of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.  Mr. Metcalfe also served for five years as the Lands and Resources Management Officer for the Labrador Inuit Association. During this time he participated in key elements of the land claims negotiations, related mapping issues, policy development and program delivery. Mr. Metcalfe co-negotiated an Impact and Benefits Agreement between the Labrador Inuit Association and Parks Canada for the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve in northern Labrador. Leroy also led negotiations for the LIA'S shipping agreement for the Voisey's Bay Project. Through this experience and as a beneficiary of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, Mr. Metcalfe brings a unique understanding of the issues and concerns facing communities in northern Labrador, perceptions toward resource development and emerging operating requirements for developments on Labrador Inuit Lands and within the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area.

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