25 record(s) found with the tag "governance" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Contesting infrastructure: political claims along pipelines
Principal Investigator: Neville, Kate J
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: In this project, the research team aim to better understand current controversies over pipelines in North America by examining the historical context of pipeline regulations, financing, and public debate. The team plan to focus on the 1970s debates over pipelines in the Canadian north, as a pivotal time for oil and gas infrastructure in Canada, and with the Berger Inquiry presenting a major challe...


Tracking Change... Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The broad goal of the project is to create opportunities to collaboratively document and share local and traditional knowledge (LTK) about social-ecological change in the Mackenzie River Basin, Lower Mekong, and Lower Amazon Basins and determine its’ role in watershed governance. The project will fund 8-10 community-based and collaborative research activities in the Mackenzie River Basin that deal...


Tracking Denesoline Knowledge and Narratives along the Ancestral Waters of the Snowdrift River
Principal Investigator: Belanger, Brendan BB
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The main objective of this study is to record and highlight Denesoline traditional knowledge (TK) and stories transmitted during a multi-day travel experience on the Snowdrift River. This research aims to highlight the importance of critically analysing the role of the researcher, highlighting Denesoline TK narratives instead of 'systemic others', and in highlighting the roles TK plays in self-det...


Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project
Principal Investigator: Bakker, Karen
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The project goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing five objectives: 1) to critically conceptualize the potential for reciprocal coordination of, and complementarity between, evolving common ("Western") and Indigenous water law and governance frameworks; 2) to develop innovative methods for co-researching Indigenous Water Governance, b...


Consultation and Consent: Intercultural Perspectives in Resource Governance
Principal Investigator: Mitchell, Terry
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The proposed research is part of a larger collaborative research project on the internationally recognized right of indigenous peoples to free, prior and informed consent in relation to natural resource management and development that may affect lands and waters that they own, occupy or otherwise use. The research pursues better understanding of both the challenges and best practices for inclusive...


Mapping, Language and Stories in Deline
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: As the community makes the transition to self-government, there has been an increased interest in language documentation through stories, song, and concepts of place in order to better understand what Dene government means. Governance thus forms one focal point of this research. The research team are particularly interested in the areas of variation, change and continuity in language, stories, son...


Assessing regulators' information needs to make decisions regarding cumulative effects under the MVRMA
Principal Investigator: Noble, Bram F
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: This project will determine what information regulators require about cumulative effects or conditions in order to make informed decisions regarding development impacts to water quality in the NWT, and whether and how that information is, or can be, provided through NWT Cumulative Impacts Monitoring Program (CIMP) or other agencies responsible for monitoring. The objectives are as follows: 1) T...


Borderless Waters: An Evaluation of Indigenous Perspectives in the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Agreements
Principal Investigator: Hall, Teall S
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The goal is to highlight how current settler-colonial relations in Canada has failed to include Indigenous peoples into environmental decision-making. The goal of this study is to investigate how Indigenous perspectives were considered during the negotiation process as well as the final output of the agreements for the Mackenzie River Basin Bilateral Water Management Agreement between the Governme...


Can Dene Ways of Resolving Conflicts and Building Peace Inform Governing Structures?
Principal Investigator: Erasmus, Lila M
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of the project is to examine how the Dene resolve conflict within their community and how these principles could inform the development of their governing structures is the basis of this research project. The main research question is: By what principles, processes and mechanisms do the Dene resolve conflicts and build peace within their communities? Sub questions include: Are D...


Non-governmental influence on Arctic policy through parliamentary committees in Canada and Russia
Principal Investigator: Marlin, Marguerite
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This research examines two parliamentary states with large Arctic expanses and more Southern political centers – Canada and Russia – in order to determine the extent to which representation of Arctic interests is accomplished through different parliamentary systems and through parliamentary committees in particular. The main research question is: What are the key historical, institutional, and...


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