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Resource Extraction and Aboriginal Communities in Northern Canada: Cultural Considerations

National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)

Resource Extraction and Aboriginal Communities in Northern Canada: Cultural Considerations
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Resource Type Manual
Language
  • English
Year 2008
Country Canada
Topic
  • Informed Decision Making
  • Pimatisiwin
Complexity Moderate
Keywords
  • Community Engagement
  • Environmental Impact
  • Land Access
  • Social & Cultural Impacts
  • Traditional Knowledge
  • UNDRIP
Written By Indigenous Organization
Written For
  • Indigenous Communities
Description This document reviews some of the potential issues and concerns that may arise with respect to the cultural dimensions of resource extraction, so as to warn Indigenous communities of potential negative impacts on their cultures. The impacts of development on traditional knowledge and cultural continuity, access to land and natural resources, and diet and nutrition are considered.
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