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RESEARCHERS AND RESULTS: In celebration of ReSDA’s 7 years of research, knowledge sharing, and community collaboration, we will be posting a series of photos and information to showcase our ReSDA team!
Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Andrew-HodgkinsRESDA RESEARCHER – ANDREW HODGKINS
University of Alberta (Department of Education Policy Studies)

Andrew is researching how work-related education and training northerners, especially Indigenous people, involved in the resource sector. 

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

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A_DanceRESDA RESEARCHER – ANNE DANCE
Memorial University of Newfoundland (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-16), Visiting Researcher, University of Ottawa (2016-present)

“Northern communities have made powerful and persistent arguments about the need for swift and effective reclamation measures that meet their standards.” 

Anne researched the toxic legacies of abandoned mine sites.

 

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Friday, July 28, 2017

You can view this post for Anne Dance on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

 

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RESDA RESEARCHERS – ARN KEELING AND JOHN SANDLOS
Memorial University of Newfoundland
with Anne Dance – Memorial University, University of Ottawa

“Remediation, the goal, the processes by which it is undertaken, and who gets involved in it is highly-contested, as we see in the case of Giant [Mine] and, as we’re increasingly discovering, at many other sites.” -Arn 

John and Arn are researching the toxic legacies of abandoned mine sites.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Friday, August 4, 2017.

You can view this post for Arn Keeling and John Sandlos on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

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RESDA RESEARCHER – CATHERINE KESKE, JASON DICKER, MORGON MILLS, JOINAL ABEDIN
This team wants to find out how communities can handle and even benefit from the waste created by resource development. 

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Monday, July 31, 2017

You can view this post for the team on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

 

 

 

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RESDA RESEARCHER – DEBORAH SIMMONS

Deb is working on supporting Sahtú  youth leadership and wellbeing.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Friday, August 18, 2017.

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20543661_1264659043663215_7842689486020973350_oRESDA RESEARCHER – EMILY MARTIN
University of Guelph (M. A. Candidate)
in partnership with the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation

“I think we all know that mining can be a divisive issue within communities, but something that really emerged for me in conversations was duality within the individual. People would speak one minute about being very concerned about contamination in wildlife and fish and how that negatively affected their wellbeing, but in their next breath, express desire for employment and for future mining in the area because that benefitted their health and wellbeing… So [there’s] the challenge of not just developing a consensus in the community and a number of individuals, but within individuals themselves.” 

Emily is looking at how mechanisms for Free, Prior, and Informed Consent mechanisms compare to First Nations’ expectations.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

You can view this post for Emily Martin on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

20507485_1264601073669012_7922696300159012791_oRESDA RESEARCHERS – GERTRUDE SAXINGER AND SUSANNA GARTLER
University of Vienna and Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI) (Assistant Professor & PhD Candidate)
in cooperation with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun.

“I have seen a lot of people who did cope very well with camp life over the last few years. Some did not. However, those who adapted to camp life were people who were pretty serious about their life and work.” -Gerti 

Gertrude and Susanna looked at how mine workers felt about mobile/commuting and rotational mine work

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

You can view this post for Lee Huskey and Chris Southcott on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

20476482_1262821200513666_3580830265228573842_nRESDA ASSOCIATED RESEARCHER – JEANETTE CARNEY
Memorial University of Newfoundland (M.A.)

“What people told me is that they had such a bad experience as a community with Asbestos Hill Mine that they wanted to make sure that this never happened again. They made sure to talk to the mining company and to have a long-term plan and more positive effects. It really changed mining policies in Nunavik and, actually, the rest of Canada because now it’s just expected that we do an Impact Benefit Agreement.” 

Jeanette’s work follows the history and impact of Asbestos Hill, Nunavik’s first mine.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

You can view this post for Jeanette Carney on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

Jen Jones for use 2015 copyRESDA RESEARCHER – JEN JONES
University of Guelph (PhD Candidate)
in cooperation with the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation

“We have been asking our First Nations partners to fit their concepts of health and wellbeing into normative frameworks, and then at the end of the day, we hear after the water board hearing or the decision has been signed, that ‘no you didn’t hear us’.” …

Jen is studying how the legacy of colonialism affects the definition of Indigenous wellbeing used in impact assessments and impact and benefit agreements.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Jessica-Dutton-PhotoRESDA COORDINATOR – JESSICA DUTTON
Aurora Research Institute (ARI)

Rebecca looked at how the extractive industry is trying to minimize its effects on wildlife harvesting.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You can view the post for Jessica Dutton on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

julialisaRESDA RESEARCHERS – JULIA CHRISTENSEN AND LISA FREEMAN
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Department of Criminology) and Memorial University of Newfoundland (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography)

Lisa and Julia are studying how resource development affects housing in the Northwest Territories. …

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

You can view this post for Julia Christensen and Lisa Freeman on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

KentSpiersRESDA RESEARCHER – KENT SPIERS,
Lakehead University (M.A. 2014) – University of Calgary (PhD Candidate)

“There is a separation between the reported hardships in northern communities and residents’ opinions about the living conditions in their communities. One of the ways to better understand the separation between hardships and residents’ opinions is to look into the construct of community wellbeing [from] its history and multidimensional perspectives.”…

Kent’s research examined models of measuring community wellbeing in Alaska and the Yukon.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Friday, July 21, 2017

You can view this post for Kent Spiers on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version

StaplesRESDA RESEARCHER – KIRI STAPLES
University of Saskatchewan (M.E.S. 2014), University of Waterloo (PhD Candidate)

Simply appointing more women to co-management boards is not necessarily going to address any issues related to gender that have been identified … It is important to ensure that opportunities for filling board member positions are structured to be more inclusive to women, so that they both want and are able to participate.”....

Kiri’s research focused on gender in natural resource management.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Thursday, July 20, 2017

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20507060_1263477400448046_3891507617146488033_oRESDA RESEARCHERS – LEE HUSKEY AND CHRIS SOUTHCOTT
University of Alaska, Anchorage (Professor Emeritus)
Lakehead University (Professor, Sociology), ReSDA Research Director and Theme 2 Coordinator

“Strengthening these linkages might be good policy in the future. If we can capture more rent, that’s one kind of policy, but we can also focus on strengthening these linkages.” …

Lee and Chris want to find out how resource revenues flow within northern regions.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

You can view this post for Lee Huskey and Chris Southcott on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

 

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RESDA COORDINATOR – MORGON MILLS

Memorial University of Newfoundland – Labrador Institute (PhD Candidate)

Morgon Mills is the ReSDA coordinator for Labrador and a member of the Waste Management project team. He is responsible for many tasks at Memorial University’s Labrador Institute. …

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

You can view the post for Morgon Mills on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

Pitseolak-photo2RESDA COORDINATOR – PITSEOLAK PFEIFER
Nunavut Research Institute

Pitseolak is the ReSDA Coordinator for Nunavut. He is an active member of the Inuit community, and has over 25 years of Inuit advocacy. …

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

You can view the post for Pitseolak Pfeifer on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

RaunaRESDA RESEARCHER – RAUNA KUOKKANEN
University of Toronto (Associate Professor, Political Science and Indigenous Studies)

with Deborah Simmons – Sahtú Renewable Resources Board, Suzanne Mills – McMaster University
in cooperation with the Sahtú Renewable Resources Board

Rauna is a Sami researcher and workshop facilitator working on gender and youth in the Sahtú region.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

You can view this post for Julia Christensen and Lisa Freeman on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

 

rebeccaRESDA RESEARCHER – REBECCA SCHWASS (ROOKE)
Lakehead University (M. ES 2015)

Rebecca looked at how the extractive industry is trying to minimize its effects on wildlife harvesting.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Monday, August 14, 2017

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suzanneRESDA RESEARCHER – SUZANNE MILLS
McMaster University (Associate Professor, School of Labour Studies)
with Emilie Cameron and Sheena Kennedy Dalseg – Carleton University; Martha Dowsley – Lakehead University; Deborah Simmons – Sahtú Renewable Resources Board; Rauna Kuokkanen – University of Toronto; Russel Claussen – McMaster University; Johanna Tuglavina; Charlotte Wolfrey
in cooperation with Sahtú Renewable Resources Board and the Nunatsiavut Government.

“Previous research about gender in resource development often focused on the effects of resource development on women and families. This research tended to cast women as victims of resource development by drawing attention to negative social outcomes. One result of this type of research has been a misrepresentation of Indigenous women and a narrowing of what women actually think is important in the north is narrowed.”

Suzanne’s team explored how women experience and view the effects of resource development on their communities.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Monday, August 7, 2017.

You can view this post for Suzanne Mills on the ReSDA Facebook page or click here for the PDF version.

thierry_2CHERCHEUR RESDA RESEARCHER – THIERRY RODON
Université Laval (Northern Sustainable Development Chair, Director of the Interuniversity Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Research (CIÉRA))
in collaboration with Makivik Corporation and other community partners.

« Les capacités des institutionnelles des communautés diffèrent quant à leurs stratégies. Il n’y a pas une stratégie qui soit fondamentalement ‘mauvaise’, mais certaines stratégies sont meilleures : celles appuyée sur une vision de développement pour la communauté et un plan de mise en œuvre et pour et une volonté de préparer l’avenir après la mine. Il faut discuter cela parce que, comme vous savez, les mines ne sont pas durables. »  …

Thierry a analysé les différents moyens qu’utilisent les communautés autochtones pour distribuer les revenus et les bénéfices dérivés du développement des ressources.

Publié par Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) au jeudi le 10 août 2017.

Vous pouvez lire ce texte sur la page Facebook de ReSDA ou cliquer içi pour la version PDF.

“Institutional capacity will differ in terms of strategy. There’s no inherently bad strategy but some better ones: there’s a vision and a plan of what to do with that mine and what to do when that mine closes. That’s something you need to talk about, you know, mines are never sustainable.”

Thierry analyzed the different ways in which Indigenous communities have used royalties and profit shares from resource development.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

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University of Alberta (M. Sc. Candidate)
in collaboration with the Inuvialuit Regional

 “When economists talk about economic development, they mean more than just economic growth. For development to occur, there needs to be an improvement in the quality of individual lives as well.”….

Todd is working with the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation on developing indicators that measure community wellbeing.

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Val Whitehorse2017RESDA COORDINATOR – VALOREE WALKER
Yukon College – Yukon Research Centre (ReSDA Principal Coordinator)

Valoree Walker is the Principal Coordinator for ReSDA. She oversees network-wide activities. Her work includes communications, website and research updates, and organizing annual ReSDA workshops. …

Posted by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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