A documentary on the health of the land, water and animals that surround Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories.
Diavik engages with local Aboriginal communities and its environmental monitoring programs include incorporating traditional knowledge from local communities. For example, the mine’s aquatic effects monitoring program was designed by community members to evaluate fish health and water quality using traditional indicators.
As part of this program, which is based from a seasonal camp near the mine site, fish were caught, cleaned, inspected, cooked, and tasted. Water was inspected, sampled, boiled, and tasted.
Participants shared traditional knowledge of the Lac de Gras area and recorded their observations of the fish and the water. Results from scientific and traditional knowledge observations indicate the present status of fish and water in Lac de Gras is good.