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Indigenous Peoples of the North and other Arctic populations are living in a world that is rapidly changing. Their way of life has traditionally been focused on natural resources and lands; however, the transformations brought about by altered environmental conditions, climate change, the modernization of transportation, industrialization, sedentarization, energy conversion, urbanization and demographic growth are profoundly affecting this relationship between human beings and the land. The proposed activity will provide a space for reflection on this changing world. We will explore the many cultural, demographic, economic, natural, sociological and anthropological dimensions of this change through case studies comparing the situation in northern Eurasia, and more specifically Russia, northern Canada and Québec, as well as elsewhere. This reflection will take the form of a Graduate Seminar. Alternating presentations of the situations in the two continents will foster group reflection on lands that are shared by Indigenous peoples, newcomers, and industries in regard to natural resources and socioeconomic issues. The juxtaposition of the similarities and differences will open the way for a discussion on the future Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations in the North.
|Event End Date||19-01-2018|
|Location||Isola di San Servolo|