Arctic Frontier Side Event
TROMSØ: seminar on the Economic development in the Indigenous North at the University of Tromsø, January 23rd at 9 AM.
Carsten Smith is lecturing about the Coastal Sami Fisheries.
The Centre for Sami Studies, University of Tromsø in collaboration with the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and Gáldu Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, invite to a seminar on Economic Development in the Indigenous North.
Organiser: Anja Kristine Salo
Time: Wednesday 23 January 2013, 09:00 - 12:15
Venue: University of Tromsø, Teorifagbygget, Auditorium 3.
This seminar addresses questions of how significant economic drivers interacting with climate change are impacting indigenous rights and the land and resource use of all northern inhabitants. Simultaneously, people living in the northern areas insist on having their voices heard, as well as being a part of policy formulations, planning and decision-making.
One main topic of the seminar is the discussion of fishery rights as they were deduced by the Coastal Fishing Commission seen in connection with geopolitical concerns. Furthermore, large-scale exploration of minerals and hydrocarbons is central to the national economy of several Arctic countries, and there are increasing expectations of additional profitable production. On the other hand indigenous peoples have experienced major consequences of land loss, and often been the loosing part in situations of expanding extractive industries.
Thus, the seminar will also discuss contradicting and coinciding indigenous and industry perspectives on northern resource development motivated by economic opportunities involving commercial shipping, oil and gas development, mining, and fishing.
09:00-09:10: Opening and welcoming by Sverre Stub, Ambassador and Chairman of the Committee of Senior Officials of the Barents Euro Arctic Council
09:10-09:25: The Arctic is hot: Else Grete Broderstad, Scientific Director, Centre for Sami Studies, University of Tromsø
09:25-09:45: Fisheries in coastal Sami areas; geopolitical concerns? Carsten Smith, chair of the Coastal Fishing Commission and former Chief Justice of Norway
09:45-10:05: Mining in the Canadian North: An Indigenous and Industry perspective on northern resource development: Greg Poelzer Director International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan
10:05-10:25: Drilling on indigenous lands: the oil and gas development in Nenets: Galina Platova, Executive Director of the Board of Public Movement, Association of Nenets People Yasavey
10:40-11:00: Mineral exploration and exploitation in indigenous areas: Susann Funderud Skogvang, associate professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø
11:00-12:05: Panel discussion: Indigenous Rights and Policies as drivers of Northern Governance and Economic Development
Panelists: Susann Funderud Skogvang, Greg Poelzer, Aili Keskitalo, member in the Barents Regional Council and WGIP, Galina Platova, Dmitry Berezkov, student, the Tromsø Master Programme in Indigenous Studies.
12:05-12:15: Closing, Lars-Anders Baer, chair of BEAC Working Group of Indigenous Peoples
The session will be moderated by Janne Hansen, Gáldu
Published by: Silja Somby