25 record(s) found with the tag "governance" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Impact as a Political Technology of the Settler State: an account of land and territory in Denendeh
Principal Investigator: Evenden, Matthew
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research are to learn about and articulate the importance of early impact assessment methodology to questions of political governance in the Northwest Territories. In this research into core concepts of the field of political geography, the Principal Investigator (PI) has found little that examines or articulates the manner in which traditional territories of Indigenous popu...


Northern Spaces: Resource Governance in the Southern Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Cohen, Alice
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) highlight the specifically northern dimensions of resource governance in environmental geography; 2) contribute to ongoing resource governance development in southern NWT; 3) further geographic (and specifically, scalar) scholarship on the political dimensions of ecosystem governance; and, 4) understand and theorize the relationship(s) between ecosystem go...


Aboriginal Governance in the US and Canadian North: Institutional Design and Conflict Management
Principal Investigator: Davidson, Adrienne
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The successful development of energy and natural resource projects in the north is not simply a matter of a suitable economic climate and support from federal or territorial/state government. Rather, the arctic and sub-arctic regions of Canada and the United States are governed by a complex system of institutions at the local, territorial, and international level. This research, investigates the d...


In pursuit of environmental sustainability in the Arctic: The role of Arctic Council governance norms in shaping the region’s environmental governance systems.
Principal Investigator: Spence, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective of this project is to explore to what extent the governance features of the Arctic Council has influenced the way its participants work together and make decisions (governance norms) and, by extension, to what extent these governance features may have spread to the broader network of existing institutions that support environmental governance in the region. This dissertation adop...


Building Human Resources Capacity in Aboriginal Governments (through the GNWT)
Principal Investigator: Gowans, Grant W
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The product of this research will be a paper that outlines the current situation with respect to the level of Human Resource (HR) Capacity support offered by the Government of the Northwest Territories to Aboriginal organizations. Furthermore, strengths, deficiencies, and gaps of this HR Capacity support with respect to what is required for Aboriginal organizations to successfully transition to su...


Resource Royalties Distribution and Community Development
Principal Investigator: Rodon, Thierry
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: This project will bridge this knowledge gap by achieving the following three objectives: 1) Making a list of various methods used by Aboriginal communities and organizations to distribute royalties and profit shares paid by resource companies; 2) Identifying the characteristics of each mode of distributions and their positive and negative outcomes; and 3) Identifying the most sustainable practi...


Fostering Trust and capacity in the Tetlit Gwichin Band Council
Principal Investigator: Connell, Taig J. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The objective of this research is to help the Tetlit Gwich’in Band Council (TGBC) organization become more transparent in the eyes of the membership. Concerns from the membership indicate that the good work council is doing is not been accurately represented, more effort needs to be made by council to be seen doing the work they profess they do. To address these concerns this research will focus o...


Preparing for Deline Self Government: Mapping the Enabling/Disabling Environment
Principal Investigator: Irlbacher-Fox, Stephanie
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application no. 980. The objectives of the research are: 1) to gain a greater understanding among community administrators and members of how external agencies on the effectiveness of community governments; 2) increase awareness of how systemic obstructing and facilitating factors may be approached to create an enabling environment for in...


The Words Of Our Ancestors Are Our Path To The Future: Mapping Dene Language, Narrative and Governance in Déline, NWT- Phase 2
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: The goal of this study is to understand the evolving role of Dene knowledge, language and culture and support community objectives in governance and land stewardship. This program is initiated by the Deline First Nation to enhance community capacity and Dene knowledge as a foundation for self-governance. Community researchers are provided with training, and community members participate in stru...


Aboriginal Governance: Administrative Decision-Making in the Mackenzie Valley
Principal Investigator: Graben, Sari
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: It is the investigator’s hope that this research will lead to an improved understanding of co-management decision-making as a process which is distinct in the law. It is hoped that this research will contribute to a richer understanding of administrative law that will better support the goals of co-management. The objective of this research is to examine resource decision-making processes asso...


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