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Indigenous Rights and Empowerment in Natural Resource Management and Decision Making as a Driver of Change in U.S. Forestry
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Indigenous Rights and Empowerment in Natural...

Michael J. Dockry


This paper highlights Indigenous empowerment and influence over natural resource management in areas such as climate change, fossil fuel extraction, timber harvesting, and water management. This paper also addresses the future of natural resource management.

The Need for Transformative Changes in the Use of Indigenous Knowledge Along with Science for Environmental Decision-Making in the Arctic
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

The Need for Transformative Changes in the U...

Amy Amos, Bjarne Lyberth, Carolina Behe et al.


This article examines the relationship between science and Indigenous knowledge in the context of environmental decision-making in the Arctic.

Public Interest Versus Indigenous Confidence: Indigenous Engagement, Consultation, and 'Consideration' in the Impact Assessment Act
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Public Interest Versus Indigenous Confidence...

David V. Wright


This paper examines Canada’s 2019 Impact Assessment Act and its relation to the engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities.

Indigenous Knowledge and Federal Environmental Assessments in Canada: Applying Past Lessons to the 2019 Impact Assessment Act
Scientific Paper

This paper evaluates the ability of Canadian environmental assessment processes to meaningfully engage Indigenous knowledge. This paper also offers recommendations towards rebuilding relationships between these processes in order to improve the recognition of Indigenous rights.

This report discusses Company-Community Agreements or Impact-Benefit Agreements negotiated between industries and Indigenous communities surrounding a development project. The Impact-Benefit Agreement (IBA) is discussed as a positive negotiation strategy with benefits for both developers (easier negotiations) and communities (financial and socia...

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples
eBook

2009 - English - Simple

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

United Nations


This book focuses on the current state of Indigenous Peoples worldwide from a global perspective.

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