October 6, 2022
The Environmental Impact Review Board Announces the Appointment of one new Board Member
The IGC member position is a crucial one since the EIRB has had vacancies for the past 10 months preventing it to operate in full capacity.
Inuvik, The Inuvialuit Game Council announced the appointment of IGC vacant position (1) to the board of directors. This brings the number of board members to 5.
Gerald Inglangasuk has been with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans from 2013- 20221.
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.