The Northern Review 39: Consultation and Resource Development in Northern Communities: Russia, Scandinavia & Canada

The Northern Review 39 presents a special collection of open access essays, guest edited by Greg Poelzer, focused on topics of consultation strategies and stakeholder participation within northern resource extraction and development.

In cases of resource extraction and development, demand for greater participation and input in the development process by those affected by the industry has been well documented within the literature.

In response, the papers in this special collection explore the intricate and dynamic formal and informal processes of stakeholder engagement, which often involves multi-directional interactions between the state, industry, universities, community organizations, Indigenous peoples, and/or the general public.

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These papers were first presented in September 2014 at the “Walleye Seminar,” an international research workshop held in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada and put on by the ARCtic Urban SUStainability in Russia (ARCSUS) research initiative.

The entire special collection can be accessed here:


Greg Poelzer

Greg M. Poelzer

Executive Chair, ICNGD and Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar

Dr. Greg Poelzer is a Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan. He the Co-Lead of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative III program. He is the Co-Director of a multi-million dollar SSHRC Partnership Grant (2019-2026), Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy Security (CASES), which spans 17 Indigenous and Northern communities across Canada, Alaska, Norway, and Sweden. He also is the Lead of the Renewable Energy in Remote and Indigenous Communities Flagship Initiative at the University of Saskatchewan and Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Renewable Energy.

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