Focusing on the theme of "Mining Cities in Transition", this seminar will bring together 25 Scandinavian and Canadian researchers and students from May 26 to June 4. Students will visit the cities of Schefferville, Fermont and Labrador City and meet with various stakeholders in the mining sector. This seminar is being conducted by the MinErAL network, in collaboration with REXSAC, a NordForsk-funded Nordic Fennoscandian centre of excellence on resource extraction and sustainable Arctic communities.
On April 4, Per Selle, professor at the University of Bergen and Tromsö, will present his new book on the Sámediggi, the Norwegian Sami Parliament. He will show us to what extent this institution has enabled the Sámi people of Norway to achieve greater autonomy. He will also analyse the Finnmark Act which establishes a form of joint management between the Sami communities and Finnmark municipalities in Norway's northernmost province. An arrangement that is similar in many ways to the Eeyou Istchee-James Bay regional government that has been put in place in Quebec. The presentation will take place from 11:30 to 12:30 in Ciéra 0450-DKN and will be given in English.
November 29 -30 at the University of Ottawa, the GRITE organizes an international workshop on extractive industries, governance and indigenous rights. You will have the opportunity to hear Thierry Rodon speak on socio-environmental conflicts related to mining as well as other partners of the Chair, such as Martin Papillon, professor at the Université de Montréal, and Zoé Boirin-Fargues, student at the University of Ottawa. For more details on the event and to register, visit the event's Facebook page.
As part of the CIERA lunch, Claire Levacher, postdoctoral fellow, will make a presentation on the Kanak populations' demands regarding the environment, recognition of and access to new collective rights, as well as the sharing of mining rents, in order to chart comparative research avenues between New Caledonia and Canada. The conference will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Pavillon Charles-De Koninck (Université Laval), in room 0450. Please note that the presentation will be in French.
On Thursday, October 18 at 8 a.m., Thierry Rodon will participate in a Senate committee on energy, the environment and natural resources. The topics covered will focus on social acceptability and consultation processes. The event will be broadcast by videoconference.
On June 5th and 6th, attend the Northern Days which will be held at l’École d’architecture de l’Université Laval. Join us for the second edition of Mon projet nordique and a for the Interdisciplinary Exchange Day on the North (In French Only)
For more details, visit the event's page.
The annual conference will be held in Tromsø, Norway, from January 21th to 26th. For more information, visit Arctic Frontiers' website.
In this article,Thierry Rodon et Aude Therrien compare the socio-economic conditions of different regions in northern Quebec, including their institutional development, and develop an analysis of the different development models for the North that are promoted by the various actors. This analysis is based on the nation-building approach developed by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.
Thierry Rodon will co-chair the session "Extractives Industries and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Arctic" with Stephan Scott from Carleton University and Dag Avango from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in Sweden. Two students, Francesca Croce et Julie Fortin will also present their research work during the session that will be held on December 12th. The conference Arctic Change 2017 will be held at the Convention Center, in Quebec city, form December 11-15. The conference's program is available here.
His presentation entitled "Indigenous policies in Canada: from colonization and reconciliation?" will analyze the relationship between the indigenous people and the settler societies in Canada as it has developed over time. For more information, visit ARCUM's website.
The English version of the online course (MOOC) on northern Quebec "Northern Quebec: Issues, Spaces and Cultures" will start on the fall of 2017. This course offers an introduction to social and political issues of northern Quebec, a territory that is also the traditional home of several First Nations. The different units will allow a better understanding of the northern populations’ cultures, of northern representations in our collective imagination, of the various visions of the economic development of this territory and of its socio-political developments. Register now!
Abstract submissions are presently being accepted for the 2017 Arctic Change Conference, to be held in Quebec City, Canada, between 11-15 December, 2017. Conveners invite abstract submissions for the following session: Session SUD01. Extractive Industries and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Arctic. Abstrats must be submitted before Friday, September 22th Click here for more information
Abstract submissions are presently being accepted for the Arctic Frontiers Science 2018 to be held in Tromsø, Norway, between 23-25 January, 2018. We invite you to submit abstract for the following section: Resilient Arctic Societies and Industrial Development. Abstracts must be submitted before Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Click here for more information
The Network held its first annual meeting in parallel to the ICASS annual congress that took place in Umea from June 8th to 12th. The network also held a session on the teams projects. Many researchers and partners presented their work, amongst others: Jeanie Govan, from Charles Darwin University, Stephan Schott, from Carleton University, Sharon Harwood, from James Cook University, Jean-Marc Séguin, from Makivik, Leah Horowith, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Christopher Fletcher, from Laval University and Allan Dale, from Regional Development Australia.
Created by professor Christopher Fletcher, this database identifies the different concerns voiced by citizens during the public hearings of about 15 development projects across Canada. By providing social and cultural insights, this tool offer a better understanding of how northern people anticipate the changes brought by the construction of pipelines, hydroelectric dams and mining on their territory.
Maxime Thibault's master thesis is now available in the online thesis and dissertations' Collection of Université Laval. Her thesis focus on the institutional barriers in housing policies in Nunavik (Quebec) and North Slope (Alaska), and seeks to understand how they contribute to the housing crisis in those regions. Topics covered includes the institutional context, issues interpretation and power relationships between institutions. Maxime Thibault is a student in international relations under the direction of Thierry Rodon et Mylène Riva. Her thesis is available here (in French only).
Thierry will present the Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair's objectives within the seminar organized by the Institut nordique du Québec on May 8th. Besides, Isabel Lemus-Lauzon, Francesca Croce and Julie Fortin will present the chair's different projects during a poster session regarding Northern research. The ACFAS congress will be held at McGill University from May 8th to 12th. Read the INQ seminar's final program (in French only).
Thierry Rodon et Martin Papillon published a report that addresses the potential role of the federal environmental assessment process in
implementing the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Indigenous Consent (FPIC). The document is available here.
The Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair and the Centre interuniversitaire d’études et de recherches autochtones de l’Université Laval (CIERA) are happy to invite you to the projection of the film "Angry Inuk" by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (ONF) this April 11th at 7:30 pm at Café Fou AELIES. The projection will be followed by a discussion with Annie Baron and Mona Belleau, two Inuits who lives in Quebec city. Free entrance!
Thierry Rodon will give a speech entitled "The politics of consent: IA and IBA in the context of Canada northern land claims settlement" during the IAIA 2017: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change, that is held at Sheraton Center in Montreal from April 4th to 7th. See the event final program.
Sabrina Bourgeois' master thesis is now available in the online thesis and dissertations' Collection of Université Laval. Based on the advocacy coalition framework, this thesis seeks to explain the Quebec government’s decision to suspend the certificates of authorization (in other words, to impose an administrative moratorium) in the uranium industry even though the most advanced project, the Matoush Project, received all the administrative authorization. By studying and comparing the mobilized coalitions on this issue and their influence on the successive governments, this research should bring a new light on neglected elements of analysis from the advocacy coalition framework. Sabrina Bourgeois is a student in political science under the direction of Thierry Rodon. Her thesis is available here (in French only).
On February 27th, Canada's Norwegian Ambassador, Anne Kari H. Ovind will give a talk on Sustainable Development in the North: perspectives from Norway. The speech is presented as part of Thierry Rodon's class on Arctic governance. The event will take place at 3:30 pm in room 3A Charles-De Koninck. Admission is free.
On Monday February 20th at noon, a panel discussion on the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples’ implementation will be held. Torvald Falch, Sámi Parliament of Norway's principal adviser, Per Selle, professor at the University of Bergen in Norway, Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador and Thierry Rodon will participate in the discussions. The event will be held in room 4512 at Pavillon Desjardins. Not to be missed!
On February 16th and 17th, Université de Montréal will host the seminar « Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: a Canada-Norway dialogue », to which Thierry Rodon will participate. See the event's full program (in French only).
The first chair's team meeting will be held on January 26th at 2 pm room DKN 5325. This meeting will allow you to be more familiar with the chair's projects. Hoping to meet you there!
Thierry Rodon will take par in the event «Looking Ahead Together» organized by the Secretariat to the Cree nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance. The conferences will be held in Amos on Wednesday June 1st and Thursday June 2nd. Thierry Rodon will take part in a round-table on the futur economy of resource regions. To learn more about the event, consult the programmation.
Within the annual convention of the Société québécoise de science politique, the Chair is organizing on the 20th of May at 16h, a roundtable on Indigenous political participation. The roundtable will bring together Michèle Audette, Alexandre Bacon, Robert Falcon-Ouellette, Widia Larivière, Claude Picard and Roméo Saganash. To learn more, visit the convention website.
Thierry Rodon and Madeleine Redfern, Mayor of Iqaluit, will be at a roundtable on Inuit Nunangat’s Economy on Saturday March 12 at Tufts University, in Massachusetts. This roundtable is part of the Fletcher School Opening Arctic Conference. Visit their website to learn more about the event.
During his visit at Laval University, Peter Sköld, professor in history at Umea University in Sweden and director of the Arctic Research Center, will hold a conference on the political, cultural and economic challenges faced by the Sami of Northern Scandinavia. The conference will be held at Laval University, pavillon Desjardin room 2300, on the 26th of February, at noon.
Thierry Rodon will do a presentation on governance during the first forum of the North Shore, that will be held in Sept-Îles from the 6th to the 8th of Novembre. Entitled Ishkueuat Femmes Women Unies pour s'engager, the forum is organized by the Regroupement des femmes de la Côte-Nord and will examine the subject of women, governance and regional development. Read the leaftlet for mor information (In french only).
From October 21st to the 23rd the 5th annual ReSDA workshop will take place in Kuujjuaq. The title of this year workshop is Land Claims, Subsistence Economies and Resource Developments and two main themes will be developed: the Sustainability of Wildlife Harvesting and the Engagement with Extractive Industries. Thierry Rodon make his presentation on the second day of the workshop, Thursday October 22nd. To know more about the event, consult the complete agenda.
From August 26th to the 29th, Thierry Rodon will participate in the session on Indigenous Politics in Comparative Perspective held during the ECPR General Conference, at the Université de Montréal. Martin Papillon and Thierry Rodon will give a conference on Manufacturing Consent? Consultation, IBAs and the Politics of Indigenous Participation in Resources Development in Canada.
July 2nd, Thierry Rodon, Cécile Pelaudeix and Cristopher Alcantara chair two sessions on Multi-Level Governance in the Arctic Region. Thierry Rodon will talk, amongst other things, of Resource development and Land Claim Settlement in the Canadian Arctic. Those sessions are held during the International Conference on Public Policy, that will take place July 1st to july 4th, at the Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, in Milan.
May 20th, in the afternoon, an information session on the Institut nordique du Québec will be held. The session is free and will be held at Laval University, in french only. Visit the website for more information and for registration.
The CIERA and the Association Étudiante Autochtone UL (AÉA), in collaboration with the Cercle Kisis, is organizing a cultural evening April 16th at the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec, starting at 18h30. The evening will start with the projection of the documentary of Nicolas Paquet "Ceux comme la terre". It will be followed by musical performances by Jacques Newshish, Natasha Kanapé-Fontain, Eastern Sound Singers and Saali. Painters, carvers and jewelers will also be present. The ticket cost 10$. For more information, visit the event's facebook page. (in french only)
Thierry Rodon will present the research of the Chair on February 26 at the symposium international sur le développement nordique which will be held at the Québec Conference Center from February 25 to 27.
Thierry Rodon, Christopher Alcantara and Cécile Pélaudeix organize a panel on Security and Resource Development Policies: Multi-Level Governance in the Arctic Region during the International Conference on Public Policy that will be held in July 2015 in Milano. You can find more details on the panel on the conference website. We are also looking for paper proposal, the deadline is January 15, 2015.
Thierry Rodon will do a presentation, on the 28th of November, at the Arctic Offshore conference to be held at the Aarhus University, in Denmark. His presentation is entitled Resistance and Cooptation: Offshore Development and Inuit Rights in Inuit Nunangat and will take place during the fourth session on policy-makers and regulartory governance. You can read more about the event on their website.
The chair will organize a workshop, in collaboration with Peter Sköld (Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University) on relation between mines and Aboriginal populations of the Northern Europe and Quebec. Umeå, November 26-27
On November 20th,Thierry Rodon will chair, with Ricky Fontaine, Director General of the Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam community, a discussion on the issues involved in negotiating, monitoring and managing Impact benefit Agreements (IBAs) and on the creation of sustainable revenues for communities. This event is part of Québec Mines, that will be held at the Centre des Congrès de Québec.
The 19th Inuit Studies Conference will be held from October 29th to November 1st at Laval University. On October 30th, Tania Giberyen will do a presentation entitled Community vs State Based Development: the Innavik Hydro-Project. On October 31st,Thierry Rodon will do a presentation entitled Serving Nunavimmiut: Public Policy Autonomy in Nunavik; Thierry Rodon, Mylène Riva and François Blais will present The evidence provided by the Raglan Mine and the two neighbouring Inuit communities of Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq and Francis Lévesque will do a presentation on Postsecondary Education and Profesional Success for Inuit in Nunavut. Moreover, the chair will organise a session on the mined in the Inuit Nunangat
Thierry Rodon will present the chair’s work during the ReSDA fourth annual workshop concerning the “Community Well-Being and Resource Development” who will be held at Goose Bay, Labrador from October 2nd to 4th.
Thierry Rodon will do a presentation called Mines and Communities: socio-economic impacts of the Raglan Mine in Nunavik under the economic thematic working group for the BAPE workshops on uranium development.