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  • Tourism Seasonality on the Island of Senja: Adaptation of Local Businesses to Seasonal Variations. 

    Ostrovskaia, Mariia (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-06-02)
    A growing interest among Norwegian and international tourists in visiting the island of Senja has been leading to a rapid development of the tourism industry on the island. Breath-taking nature and remote location are motivating travellers to visit Senja and have a far-from-civilisation experience. Increasing the number of visitors is beneficial for economic development of the area and entrepreneurial ...
  • Carcross/Tagish First Nation Water Governance: Remembering the Way 

    Bretzlaff, Kent (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    Carcross/Tagish First Nation (C/TFN) governs their traditional lands via self-determination, sovereign rights, and modern treaties. C/TFN’s Traditional Territory is comprised of a vast amount of water. As stewards, C/TFN continues to maintain sacred, and reciprocal relationships between land and water, within a cosmology (Ha Kus Teyea) which does not perceive a separation between people, land, and ...
  • Community Involvement in Mine Remediation: Insights from Northwest Territories, Canada 

    Hoefer, Hannah L. (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-30)
    Across Canada and the Northwest Territories (NWT), abandoned mines have held their place as literal and figurative memories of historical mining malpractices, with mine closure and remediation in Northern areas gaining traction in Canada to bring environmental, economic, and social restitution from years of neglect and land misuse. However, the focus on technical aspects of mine closure have ...
  • First Nations Authority of First Nations Education in the Yukon: A Path Forward 

    Wallingham, Lauren (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-08-04)
    As Yukon First Nations prepare to regain authority over education, there is greater opportunity for individual First Nations to collaborate and create a unified approach to education. While each First Nation has their own vision and approach to education that must be honoured, there are also similarities. The purpose of this research is to present these similarities to create a unified, holistic ...
  • “Abinōcī tagosin” (child has arrived): A story of community engagement 

    McLeod, Valerie (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-08-18)
    A newborn child has the ability to create sound and cry as they enter into the physical world. Each moment of birth is a special occasion for all living beings of Mother Earth. Indigenous peoples of Canada and the world have known the significance of what birthing means from a spiritual and holistic understanding. In Saskatchewan, and arguably throughout the world, there is a lack of research on ...
  • Develop or preserve? An idea analysis of policy programs for the development of Sami economy and industries. 

    Juuso, Fredrik (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2020-10-30)
    In order to live and create prosperity in the Arctic region, the people living in the area have been required to use the available resources and the characteristics of entrepreneurship and innovation. In the Swedish part of this region, Swedish and Sami societies have lived and developed side by side, and to some extent merged. Due to political decisions and legislation, the economic development of ...
  • Indigenous Spirituality is an Inherent Part of End of Life Care. How Can Spirituality Be Integrated with Palliative Services in Northwest Saskatchewan? 

    Noltcho-Clarke, Gail (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-10-20)
    Indigenous people in northwest Saskatchewan rely on a health care system that does not meet the spiritual needs during end-of-life care. Research indicates there is important relevance to spiritual care during end of life, for Indigenous people ceremonies are important to help the individual cross into the spirit world. This paper provides the reader with insight from a First Nations perspective of ...
  • Developing Participation and Understanding Through Community Engagement. Engaging with the Kitsumkalum Land Code Policy 

    Barabash, Quinn (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-01)
    Kitsumkalum Nation is an Indigenous community located in Northwest British Columbia, Canada. They are working to redefine their relationship with the Canadian Government by pursuing a major policy change through Land Code. Kitsumkalum Nation realized that they needed to undertake community engagement strategies about the proposed Land Code policy change, with the goals of increasing community awareness ...
  • The Implementation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada: Different mechanisms in the Canadian treaty landscape 

    Guédon, Anne-Marie (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-05-30)
    This research is intended to contribute to the current conversation in Canada on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by providing an overview of what different actors across Canada are currently doing to implement ‘free, prior and informed consent’ (FPIC). Even though the concept of FPIC is found in several places in the UN Declaration, this study ...
  • Regional governance change in Northern Norway. Insights for Northern Ontario, Canada 

    Everett, Eric (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-02)
    Northern Ontario has been inadequately governed, perpetuating chronic health, social and economic issues. Recent policy discourse has suggested that the region take more control through the development of new regional governance or governments. The region should also look to other Northern jurisdictions for ideas. This comparative case study examined the state of regional governance in two ...
  • From Community Gardens to Hybrid Hydroponics: The evolution of northern greenhouses and Arctic gardening 

    Sipola, Saara Marjatta (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-06-03)
    The past and current connections between indigenous peoples and global food production is complicated and multi-dimensional. Agro-ecology and sustainability, as strategies to alleviate global food production problems and, in this case, food insecurity, are consistent with indigenous communities’ traditional food harvesting practices. Historically, their sustainable food systems and culinary traditions ...
  • The Role of Indigenous Local Knowledge (ILK) in Resource Co-management in the Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, Canada 

    Sam-Aggrey, Horatio Godfrey (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-02)
    This thesis examines the incorporation of Indigenous Local Knowledge (ILK) in the environmental governance regime in the Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, Canada. In the Mackenzie Valley, the incorporation of ILK in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the regulatory processes is one of the distinctive features of environmental governance in the region. However, the depth of the use ...
  • Building a Community Engagement Framework for the Nuclear Energy Industry in Canada’s North 

    Landrie-Parker, Dazawray (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-16)
    This study explores engagement with Northern and Indigenous peoples and communities, using principles and practices that are currently being used within and outside of the nuclear energy sector. The project seeks to identify gaps in current nuclear energy engagement, explore the legal requirements for proponents, and provide recommendations for improved engagement with the Indigenous community in ...
  • Fishing for Fishers: Recruitment of fishers in three communities in Nordland 

    Swensen, Marit Helen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    This thesis examines the development of recruitment within fisheries in recent years in three North Norwegian coastal communities. Recruitment of fishers is vital for the survival of coastal fishery communities, as well as for the cultural identity of the people living in them. Traditional fisheries have sustained coastal communities for centuries and were the reason the coast was inhabited in the ...
  • Clyde River and the National Energy Board: The Prospects for Legal Reconciliation 

    Moriarity, Catherine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-11-03)
    This thesis aims to address uncertainty within the legal regulatory environment of the duty to consult in Canada. It will examine the role of the National Energy Board in conducting consultations with Indigenous peoples when their rights may be adversely impacted by natural resource development projects. In Clyde River et. al. v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc., 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada found ...