Impacts of resource developments on northern communities
The work that has been done to outline the impacts of resource development on northern communities. There are 2 parts based on the regions examined. Schweitzer et al did a review for Alaska, Greenland and Russia and Rodon did a review of northern regions in Canada.
A. Alaska, Greenland and Russia
Final Report – 2A . Social Impacts of Non-Renewable Resource Development on Indigenous communities in Alaska, Greenland and Russia
Cecilie Ebson, University of Alaska Fairbanks;
Florian Stammler, University of Lapland
Three main themes resulting from this gap analysis are: human mobility; formal and informal economic impacts; and subsistence and cultural values. These three themes deal with, respectively, issues around: commute and fly-in/fly-out workers; the links between and impacts on both the formal (market) economy and the informal (subsistence-based) economy; and the impacts of changes in subsistence on cultural values.
B. Northern Canada – Aboriginal communities and mining development in northern Canada:
issues and research gaps
The impact of resource development on Aboriginal communities has been little studies; this gap analysis will look at the issues and research needs surrounding northern resource development with respect to Aboriginal communities.
Josianne Grenier,Université Laval
Francis Lévesque,Université Laval
Julien Keller, Université Laval