1st Edition

Indigenous Peoples, Natural Resources and Governance Agencies and Interactions

    216 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    216 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book offers multidisciplinary perspectives on the changing relationships between states, indigenous peoples and industries in the Arctic and beyond. It offers insights from Nordic countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Russia to present different systems of resource governance and practices of managing industry-indigenous peoples’ relations in the mining industry, renewable resource development and aquaculture.

    Chapters cover growing international interest on Arctic natural resources, globalization of extractive industries and increasing land use conflicts. It considers issues such as equity, use of knowledge, development of company practices, conflict-solving measures and the role of indigenous institutions.

    • Focus on Indigenous peoples and Governance triangle
    • Multidisciplinary: political science, legal studies, sociology, administrative studies, Indigenous studies
    • Global approach: Nordic countries, Canada, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada
    • Thorough case studies, rich material and analysis

    The book will be of great interest to legal scholars, political scientists, experts in administrative sciences, authorities at different levels (local, regional and nations), experts in human rights and natural resources governance, experts in corporate social governance.

    Chapter 1. Indigenous rights and governance theory: an introduction

    Hans-Kristian Hernes, Else Grete Broderstad and Monica Tennberg

    Chapter 2. International law, state compliance and wind power: Gaelpie (Kalvvatnan) and beyond

    Else Grete Broderstad

    Chapter 3. Reindeer husbandry vs. wind energy: analysis of the Pauträsk and Norrbäck court decisions in Sweden

    Dorothée Cambou, Per Sandström, Anna Skarin and Emma Borg

    Chapter 4. Indigenous agency in aquaculture development in Norway and New Zealand

    Camilla Brattland, Else Grete Broderstad and Catherine Howlett

    Chapter 5. Indigenous agency through normative contestation: defining the scope of free, prior and informed consent in the Russian North

    Marina Peeters Goloviznina

    Chapter 6. The role of the Tlicho Comprehensive Agreement in shaping the relationship between the Tlicho and the mining industry in the Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada

    Horatio Sam-Aggrey

    Chapter 7. The shifting state: rolling over Indigenous rights in Ontario, Canada

    Gabrielle A. Slowey

    Chapter 8. Emerging governance mechanisms in Norway: a cautionary note from the Antipodes

    Catherine Howlett and Rebecca Lawrence

    Chapter 9. Paradigm conflicts: challenges to implementing Indigenous rights in Sápmi

    Kaja Nan Gjelde-Bennett

    Chapter 10. Revisiting the governance triangle in the Arctic and beyond

    Monica Tennberg, Else Grete Broderstad and Hans-Kristian Hernes



    Monica Tennberg, Research Professor, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland, Professor II, Centre for Sami Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.


    Else Grete Broderstad, Professor, Centre for Sami Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.


    Hans-Kristian Hernes, Professor, Department of Social Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.