Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act
73 (1) The following definitions apply in this Part.
- responsible Minister
responsible Minister means
(a) the federal minister or the territorial minister, as the case may be, who has the jurisdictional responsibility for authorizing a project to proceed; or
(b) the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, if there is no federal minister or territorial minister who has the responsibility referred to in paragraph (a). (ministre compétent)
- traditional knowledge
traditional knowledge means the accumulated body of knowledge, observations and understandings about the environment, and about the relationship of living beings with one another and with the environment, that is rooted in the traditional way of life of Inuit of the designated area. (connaissances traditionnelles)
(2) Paragraph (b) of the definition responsible Minister in subsection (1) applies if the responsibility for authorizing the project to proceed is under the sole jurisdiction of a designated regulatory agency set out in Schedule 2.
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