History of Resource Development
Updated: The History and Historiography of Natural Resource Development in the Arctic: The State of the Literature
The history of resource development across the Arctic and the main areas regarding impacts of these developments on northern communities.
Lead Researcher: Ken Coates, University of Saskatchewan (Ken.Coates@Usask.ca)
Several priority areas were identified that would aid in the investigation of gaps relative to resource development in the Canadian Arctic. A primary need for information is in the history of resource development. It is also important to include studies of non-Aboriginal communities and resource-dependent societies; conflicts of value systems (Indigenous, newcomer populations, outside corporations, governments, and southerners); the wage and employment systems in resource development; the impact of winter; public and private sector investments in infrastructure; environmental remediation; Indigenous involvement in the resource economy; and Indigenous responses to northern resource development projects.