Indigenous Peoples’ Governance of Land and Protected Territories in the Arctic

  • Thora Martina Herrmann
  • Thibault Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Modern-Day Land Claim Agreements and Governance Agreements in the Arctic – An Opportunity to Reconcile the Interests and Worldviews of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Societies?

  3. Transboundary and Regional Protected Area Governance

  4. Cultural, Spiritual, Ecological, Aesthetic, Recreational and Economic Values of Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands and Territories in the Arctic

  5. Incentives Towards Protected Area Reconciliation and Rights-Based Reform in Governance of Indigenous Territories in the Arctic

  6. Rhetoric and Protected Territories in the Arctic

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About this book


This book addresses critical questions and analyses key issues regarding Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples and governance of land and protected areas in the Arctic. It brings together contributions from scientists, indigenous and non-indigenous researchers, local leaders, and members of the policy community that: document Indigenous/Aboriginal approaches to governance of land and protected areas at the local, regional and international level; explore new territorial governance models that are emerging as part of the Indigenous/Aboriginal governance within Arctic States, provinces, territories and regions; analyse the recognition or lack thereof concerning indigenous rights to self-determination in the Arctic; and examine how traditional decision-making arrangements and practices can be linked with governments in the process of good governance. The book highlights essential lessons learned, success stories, and remaining issues, all of which are useful to address issues of Arctic governance of land and protected areas today, and which could also be relevant for future governance arrangements.


Arctic regions Environmental Policy Indigenous Peoples Indigenous/Aboriginal Governance Protected Areas

Editors and affiliations

  • Thora Martina Herrmann
    • 1
  • Thibault Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de géographieUniversité de MontréalMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Université du Québec en OutaouaisGatineauCanada

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