Principal Investigator:Evenden, Matthew Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Estok, Erin Licenced Year(s):
Aims of this research are to make an academic contribution to the existing literature and ongoing consultation processes that will inform the First Nations Education Act, slated to be tabled in Parliament in Sept. 2014.
The project will compare educational outcomes in three Aboriginal communities at varying points on the self-governance continuum. This project will examine both...
Principal Investigator:Levitan, Tyler G Licenced Year(s):
The primary goal of this research is to dissect the Federal government's fiduciary obligation to First Nations, and to assess whether the Federal government is indeed fulfilling this obligation with Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs) . Through a critical examination of IBAs, and an understanding of the State's position with regards to them, the goal will be to add depth to our understanding of the P...
Principal Investigator:Christensen, Julia B Licenced Year(s):
This graduate research focuses on the application of Traditional Knowledge in environmental impact assessment in the NWT, with a specific focus on the Mackenzie Valley, and will identify the ways in which this application is linked to political, social,...
Principal Investigator:Boyko, S. Vladimir I. Licenced Year(s):
The researcher and his team will define the tendencies in the process of decentralization of traditional power structures and appearance of the new forms in the NWT to compare with similar trends in the North of Russia. They will investigate the driving forces of these changes, determine if the process is evolutionary and evaluate the role of cultural attitudes and formation of specific political...
Principal Investigator:Boyes, David Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will meet with persons involved in northern politics and discuss the Government of Canada decision to divide the Northwest Territories. By means of informal interviews, an investigation of how the decision was reached and the impacts of the decision upon northern residents will be undertaken....