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Navigating Complex Planning Processes: The Experiences of Two Aboriginal Governments with Large Mineral Development Proposals in their Traditional Territories

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dc.contributor.advisor Bradshaw, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Kenny, Caitlin
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-18T18:17:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-01T06:00:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-09
dc.date.created 2015-08-26
dc.date.issued 2015-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9258
dc.description.abstract In the Canadian north, the impacts of large resource developments are disproportionately experienced by Aboriginal communities. Managing a project’s negative impacts and ensuring capture of its benefits by Aboriginal communities is important to their continued well-being. Environmental Assessment (EA), Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBAs), government-to-government (G2G) agreements, litigation, and modern land claims are planning processes through which impacts can be mitigated and benefits can be distributed. There is a need for increased knowledge surrounding how these complex processes are being navigated by Aboriginal communities, and to what end. This research investigates the experiences of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the Nunatsiavut Government with proposed mineral development. Through a mixed methods approach, records of each government’s experience were developed to identify how planning processes were navigated, conceptual maps were developed to highlight how the processes interacted, and factors that seemingly influenced the effective navigation of these processes were analysed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Navigating Complex Planning Processes: The Experiences of Two Aboriginal Governments with Large Mineral Development Proposals in their Traditional Territories en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Geography en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Geography en_US
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