Chair of the Environmental Impact Review Board
Catherine Cockney, B.A. has been appointed as Chair of the Environmental Impact Review Board as established under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement in 1984. Ms. Cockney has worked with the EIRB for over 15 years. Ms. Cockney served on the Review Panel for the Environmental Assessment of the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, Town of Inuvik and the GNWT’s proposal to construct the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway in 2012. Among Ms. Cockney’s accomplishments are oral history initiatives, the study of Inuvialuit artifacts, developed a program to revive Inuvialuit drum dancing and cultural heritage reclamation, repatriation, and preservation for current and future generations.
We are thrilled that Ms. Cockney has accepted this position and are confident that she will represent the Environmental Impact Review Board with integrity and transparency and contribute significantly to the region and Canada.