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  • 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 ...