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Research Reports

Special Issue of the Northern Review on Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic 2015 – Issue #41cover page ReSDA Northern Review Issue41
Guest edited by Chris Southcott

  1. Resource Development and Northern Communities – An Introduction  Chris Southcott
  2. Understanding the Social and Economic Impacts of Mining Development in Inuit Communities: Experiences with Past and Present Mines in Inuit Nunangat  Thierry Rodon, Francis Lévesque
  3. Northern Reclamation in Canada: Contemporary Policy and Practice for New and Legacy Mines  Anne Dance
  4. Addressing Historical Impacts Through Impact and Benefit Agreements and Health Impact Assessment: Why it Matters for Indigenous Well-Being   Jen Jones, Ben Bradshaw
  5. Mobile Miners: Work, Home, and Hazards in the Yukon’s Mining Industry   Christopher Jones, Chris Southcott
  6. Gender, Critical Mass, and Natural Resource Co-Management in the Yukon  Kiri Staples, David Natcher
  7. “Steering Our Own Ship?” An Assessment of Self-Determination and Self-Governance for Community Development in Nunavut   Roger Ritsema, Jackie Dawson, Miriam Jorgensen, Brenda Macdougall
  8. Experiences of Opportunity in the Northern Resource Frontier   Cynthia Amati, Brenda Parlee, Naomi Krogman
  9. Language, Distance, Democracy: Development Decision Making and Northern Communications   Sheena Kennedy Dalseg, Frances Abele

Papers and Articles

Chris Southcott, Frances Abele, David Natcher and Brenda Parlee. Nov. 6, 2016. What do We Need to Know about Extractive Resources in the North?  article in the October 2016 issue of the Northern Public Affairs Magazine.October 2016

Lee Huskey and Chris Southcott.  2016.  “That’s where my money goes”: resource production and financial flows in the Yukon economy.” The Polar Journal. Volume 6, 2016 – Issue 1.  (Taylor and Francis Online)
Abstract:  Staple theory is offered as an alternative to the resource curse for discussing resource development and sustainability in Northern regions and communities. Staple theory examines the money flows from resource development along the backward, forward, fiscal and final demand linkages to the local economy. Staple theory provides for more specific types of policy recommendations for affected communities. The staples approach is applied to the Canadian Yukon. A general overview of the Yukon’s historic resource development is presented. This is followed by an application of the staples approach to the recent Yukon resource boom.

Parlee, B. L.  (2015). Avoiding the Resource Curse: Indigenous Communities and Canada’s Oil Sands.  World Development,  74, 425-436.

Parlee, B.  (2015).  The Social Economy and Resource Development in Northern Canada. in Northern Communities Working Together: The Social Economy of Canada’s North. edited by C. Southcott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 52-73.

Chris Southcott. 2012.  Can resource development help make Arctic communities sustainable.  Northern Public Affairs Magazine.  Spring 2012.

Chris Southcott,  2013.  Resources, Arctic Communities and Sustainability: Towards a New Relationship. Abstract from the Arctic Science Summit Week April 13-19, 2013 (Session: Arctic People and resources opportunities, challenges and risks)

ReSDA Program Materials

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Summary Poster of ReSDA  (June 2016) ReSDA Summary Poster June2016 for print

February 2016.  Poster for the Northern Planning Conference. Augmenting the utility of IBAs for Northern Aboriginal Communities. Ben Bradshaw.  University of Guelph.

Bradshaw Poster for Northern Planning Yukon for web


Klyuchnikova, Elena.  Collaboration between business, local authorities and science as instrument of building capacity in Arctic communities
Tysiachniouk, Maria.  Oil extraction and benefit sharing in the illiberal context of the Russian Arctic: The case of the Nenets and Komi-Izemtsi indigenous people
Rodon, Thierry  From Narrative to Evidence: Resource Development in Remote Inuit Communities of Canada
Lempinen, Hanna. Sustaining resource development, sustaining Arctic communities? The ‘social’ and the ‘sustainable’ in the Arctic energyscape:
Tabata, Shinichiro.  Development of the Far Northern Regions of Russia
Zuevskaia, Anna.  The International Energy Cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: the Case of Oil and Gas Industry
Gololobov, Evgeniy.  People and Nature in the North of Siberia in XX-XXI: ecology, economy and government
Arteau, Jean-Francois.  Inuit Arctic Governance Model in Nunavik
Ivanova, Ksenia.  Preservation of Territories and Traditional Activities of the Northern Indigenous Peoples in the Period of the Arctic Industrial Development
Oliounine, Iouri. Ocean Wealth and Value of Arctic Resources
Petrov, Andrey.  “Second Wind” Resource Peripheries: Second Chance or Double Jeopardy?
Nygaard, Vigdis. How to secure indigenous capacity building in new industries?

  • December 10, 2015.  Yukon College Brown Bag Lunch Presentation by Chris Southcott.
    Where do funds from resource development projects end up? Tracking social and financial benefits to communities.  If you missed the presentation you can view at
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Powerpoint presentation slides:

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  • Presentation September 24, 2015: Brown Bag Lunch Session at Yukon College
    Avoiding the “Resource Curse”: Coping with the slippery slopes of a mining boomConcerns for a “resource curse” economic pattern are common in many resource-rich regions and countries. Yukon has experienced many boom bust cycles with mining developments, a phenomenon that also affects housing markets, educational attainment and post-secondary education rates, and the viability of small business (e.g., tourism).
    What are the symptoms of the “resource curse” and how can it be avoided and managed by territorial and regional governments? Building on research from the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) program, Dr. Parlee, one of the lead ReSDA researchers, will offer perspectives on how resource development can better contribute to the social and economic well-being of the region. Yukon College Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series_Page_1Powerpoint presentationPP Parlee RESDA BBLcoverMissed Dr. Parlees’s talk?  Click here to view a recording of her presentation.

2015 IASC Arctic CoopsMay 2015

Presentation done by Mary Nirlungayuk of Arctic Cooperatives for the ReSDA panel at the International Association of the Commons Conference, Edmonton, AB 


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Presentation by Chris Southcott at  Stoltenberg Conference at the Barents Institute, Kirkenes, Norway



May 22-26, 2014.
ReSDA hosted a number of sessions and presentations at the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) VIII that was held at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC  .   Details on the sessions and presentations at

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Presentation by Dr. Greg Finnegan on the ReSDA Atlas at ICASS VIII, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC.


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Public presentation by Chris Southcott on ReSDA Project at the Aurora Research Institute, Inuvik, NT on February 27, 2014


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ReSDA presentation to YESAB in Whitehorse, YT on February 26



Southcott FIFO Presentation in ViennaJuly 2013

Presentation by Chris Southcott on ReSDA project at the International Symposium “Contemporary issues in long‐distance commute work in the extractive industries and other sectors in Vienna


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Presentation to Yukon Government representatives, Whitehorse



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Presentation at workshop on the Co-production of knowledge.

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Presentation to the Interdepartmental Working Group on the North, Government of Canada