1. Research Spotlight: Indigenous peoples of Canada’s North: Documenting a way of life and improving living conditions.
  2. Researchers from the Faculty of Public Affairs and Sprott School of Business
    1. Department of Economics
    2. Department of Law and Legal Studies
    3. Department of Political Science
    4. Kroeger College of Public Affairs
    5. Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
    6. School of Public Policy and Administration
    7. Sprott School of Business

Research Spotlight: Indigenous peoples of Canada’s North: Documenting a way of life and improving living conditions.

FPA’s Stephan Schott, his students, and colleagues from the Carleton Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre are collaborating with residents to create an atlas that documents environmental knowledge in the region, the cost of hunting and fishing, and changes to traditional hunting and fishing areas, travel routes, and hazards.

“Community members have hundreds of years of experience based on knowledge transfer from one generation to the other,” says Schott of the project, which is funded by a $5.6 million grant from Genome Canada, in conjunction with other co-funders such as Polar Knowledge and the Government of Nunavut. “They also are the ones observing changes. They understand movements and fluctuations in resources and depend on the sustainability of the resources for survival.”

Professor Schott is also collaborating with political scientists and the regional authorities in Nunavik and Nunatsiavut to identify the impacts of mining operations on local indigenous business and human development, and to improve the realization of benefits for local businesses and communities at each stage of mining development, with the help of a $296,000 Arctic Net grant.

Researchers from the Faculty of Public Affairs and Sprott School of Business

Department of Economics

Department of Law and Legal Studies

Department of Political Science

Kroeger College of Public Affairs

Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

School of Public Policy and Administration

Sprott School of Business