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Dawn Mills


Adjunct Professor, PhD Law University of British Columbia

Biography

Dr. Mills holds her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Law at UBC with a focus on Gitxsan property law and its governance structures. Dr. Mills engages with Canadian Indigenous communities (at their request) in cross-cultural research initiatives related to early exploration, mineral resource operations and mine operation oversight in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Her interest in models of consultation extends beyond the Canadian duty to consult to New Zealand, Australian and Peruvian models with special consideration of procurement and/or revenue sharing agreements – private or Provincial Community Economic Development Agreements.

Publications

  1. Biogeochemical Analysis of Black Spruce Bark at Sunday Lake: A Partnership with Fort William First Nation and Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration – Under review.
  2. Biogeochemical Analysis of Black Spruce Bark at Sunday Lake: A Partnership with Fort William First Nation and Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration – Lakehead University, Poster at Round Up 2020, January 20, 2020: S. Dolega, C. Banning, R. Pierre, A. French, P.D. Mills
  3. Indian Mining Regulations: A Study to Improve the Clarity of Regulations Related to Mining on First Nations Reserve Lands (Alberta Law Review V56 Issue 1)