Mining is important to the economies of both Northern Canada and Greenland. Minerals such as iron and gold are mined in territories like Nunavut, while zinc, silver, iron, uranium, and deposits of other substances are found in Greenland. As climate change alters the environment in the north, more of these deposits will be commercially accessible. There is a lot that the mining industries in Canada and Greenland can learn from one another. That’s why it’s important to start planning for the future of the mining industry in the north now.
Our co-hosts Connor Oke and Ayoe Kristiansen sat down with a guest from Greenland and a guest from Northern Canada to facilitate this conversation. From Greenland, we were pleased to welcome Hans Hinrichsen, General Manager of the Greenland School of Minerals and Petroleum. His school, based out of Sisimiut, Greenland, takes an innovative approach to mining focused on hands-on learning and practical experience in the industry. And from Canada, we spoke to Paul Gruner, President & CEO of Det’on Cho Management LP. Serving the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Det’on Cho Management LP employs 600-700 people working in 15 companies and is heavily involved in services for the mining sector.
Listen to the episode here: