- The Harvester Compensation Process has been developed in accordance with Schedule H, sections 14 and 15 of the Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN) Impact Benefit Agreement with DeBeers Canada (DBC):
(14) Compensation for Harvesters impact shall be determined by DBC and MCFN through meeting, discussion and reaching a consensus in respect of the quantum of the value of such loss and shall be paid by DBC as provided for in Schedule D, based on the principle of measured loss.
(15) Compensation for unplanned negative environmental impacts shall be determined on a case by case basis for actual impact and loss by DBC and MCFN representatives and shall be in addition to compensation of Harvesters Losses in paragraph 14 above.
The process for Harvester Compensation (the Process) is intended to apply to all individuals conducting harvesting activities on MCFN lands as part of activities impacted by the transmission lines north of Moose Factory and the James Bay Winter Road.
How to Apply and Who is Eligible
- All those interested in applying must complete the Intake Form and the Application Form. Forms are available from the Lands and Resources Department (Stan Loone). Incomplete Forms will be returned.
- Factors for determining compensation include;
- proximity of camp to the power line and/or the road,
- what has occurred that has impacted your harvesting,
- examples of change to migration and harvesting patterns,
- historical location and time frame in current location,
- if you are you an active harvester,
- if you are a full or part time harvester,
- if you are registered with the MNRF,
- Anyone applying must be able to explain how they have been impacted, when and to what extent and are willing to participate in a recorded interview.
- All applications are confidential.
- Only the Head of the Family is allowed to make an application for each designated camp location.
- Please allow up to 6 months before a decision is made.
- All decisions will be in writing and copied to Chief and Council.
- All decisions by the Committee are final.
- Considerations for compensation include use of fixed assets, food security, time and loss of revenue.
- Anyone can re-apply with new information.
- Applicants must be prepared to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Deadline extension: Due to the Christmas holiday closure, the application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
Compensation, in the event of loss:
- DBC and MCFN through the Harvesters Committee will examine and review each request for compensation on a case-by-case basis and make recommendations on approval and amount of compensation to the Senior Implementation Management Committee.
- Compensation will be provided to Harvesters based on the above-noted conditions for losses or damage suffered by any Harvester that are proven to be as a result of any development activity related to the Victor Mine, transmission lines and winter road. Compensation will be provided for the following:
- Loss or damage to property or equipment used in wildlife harvesting or to wildlife harvested;
- Present and future loss or income from wildlife harvesting; and,
- Compensation is to be based on current market values, and estimated harvest loss, that can be referenced to current and historic records.
- Only Moose Cree band members may apply.
For more information:
Contact Stan Loone, Harvesters Program Coordinator, at 705-658-4619 ext. 315, or