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Dispute Resolution Board of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement


Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs Secretariat


Part 21.3 of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement which is a Schedule to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act.


The LILCA Implementation Plan sets out the budget details for the Board. The administrative costs of the operation of the Board are shared equally among the parties to the LILCA. Costs associated with disputes which include the costs of mediators and honoraria for Board members are the responsibility of the disputing parties and are not part of the Board budget.


The Dispute Resolution Board was established in accordance with Chapter 21 (Dispute Resolution) of the LILCA to deal with disputes that may arise pursuant to the LILCA. The powers of the Board are primarily set out in Chapter 21 of the LILCA and are as follows:

(a) to sit as an Arbitration Panel;

(b) to establish a roster of mediators and to appoint mediators from the roster;

(c) to establish rules and procedures for mediation and arbitration consistent with Chapter 21;

(d) to establish rules and procedures for the Board’s internal administration; and

(e) to maintain a record of arbitration decisions.


The Board is comprised of five members appointed by the consensus of all three parties (the Provincial Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, the Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and the Nunatsiavut Government). The chairperson is appointed by the members of the Board. If parties are unable to reach a consensus on the appointment of the members or the members of the Board are not able to reach a decision on a chairperson within set timeframes, the LILCA set outs how the appointments will be determined.

Competency Profile:

Those who make up the Board should collectively possess the following core competencies:

  • Arbitration Training and/or Arbitration Experience
  • Legal Expertise
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Land and Resource Management Expertise/Literacy
  • Governance
  • Familiarity with Labrador and Aboriginal Issues


  • Arbitration Training and/or Arbitration Experience
  • Ability to understand and interpret Treaties / Contracts / Laws
  • Senior level business, professional or legal experience
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning skills
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues


Time Commitments:

Members of the Board meet annually to deal with administrative matters (such as updating the roster of mediators), and as required when a dispute is to be heard by the Board. No disputes have been heard by the Board since first established in 2011.


Members are appointed for a six year term during good behavior and may be reappointed.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Ford, Ms. Violet ChairpersonMinisterial2011-01-172017-01-16
Haggerty, Ms. Allison MemberMinisterial2011-01-172017-01-16
Igloliorte, Mr. James MemberMinisterial2015-03-032021-02-03
Oakley, Mr. James MemberMinisterial2011-01-172017-01-16
VacantMemberMinisterialNot Applicable

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