14 record(s) found in the location "Yellowknife" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project
Principal Investigator: Bakker, Karen
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing five objectives: 1)Critically conceptualize the potential for reciprocal coordination of, and complementarity between, evolving common ("Western") and Indigenous water law and governance frameworks; 2)Develop innovative methods for co-researching Indigenous Water Governance, based on collabor...


Contesting infrastructure: political claims along pipelines
Principal Investigator: Neville, Kate J
Licensed Year(s): 2018 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...


Assessing regulators' information needs to make decisions regarding cumulative effects under the MVRMA
Principal Investigator: Noble, Bram F
Licensed Year(s): 2018 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)...


Tracking Change... Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2019 2019 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...


Consultation and Consent: Intercultural Perspectives in Resource Governance
Principal Investigator: Mitchell, Terry
Licensed 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...


Borderless Waters: An Evaluation of Indigenous Perspectives in the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Agreements
Principal Investigator: Hall, Teall S
Licensed 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...


Non-governmental influence on Arctic policy through parliamentary committees in Canada and Russia
Principal Investigator: Marlin, Marguerite
Licensed 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...


Impact as a Political Technology of the Settler State: an account of land and territory in Denendeh
Principal Investigator: Evenden, Matthew
Licensed 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
Licensed 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
Licensed 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...


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