- Forty years on from the beginning of the inquiry, and within a context of oil, gas and mining activities in northern Canada and other parts of the circumpolar North, what is the legacy of the Berger Inquiry?
- What is the contemporary situation regarding social and environmental impact assessments?
- How has the situation changed for the effective involvement of indigenous peoples in decision-making processes over large-scale industrial projects?
- What is the role and responsibility of government and industry in dealing with resource development projects in the homelands of indigenous peoples?
- Given the increased global interest in the Arctic and its resources, together with a shifting paradigm for circumpolar geopolitics, is the North being re-imagined and represented once more as a resource frontier rather than recognized and acknowledged as a region of diverse cultural homelands?
- The Berger Inquiry and Canada’s northern consciousness
- Maps, land claims, self-determination
- Contemporary issues of social and environmental impact assessments
- Decision-making processes over large-scale industrial projects
- The duty to consult, the right to benefit
- Arctic resources and global interests
- International perspectives on the legacy of the Berger Inquiry
- Education, leadership and sustainable communities
All submissions should be made by submitting 250-300 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th November 2013. Submissions should include:
- Name of author(s)
- Organization affiliation/position(s)
- E-mail address
Questions should be directed to:
Anita Dey Nuttall
Registration details to follow in November