Special Issue "Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Development in the Arctic"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 11781
Interests: economic anthropology; Indigenous peoples; Arctic/Sub-Arctic North America
Interests: Indigenous knowledge; political ecology; cultural anthropology; arctic and sub-arctic well-being
In 2015, the United Nations introduced Transforming the World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the core of the Agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that serve as benchmarks for achieving equality, prosperity, and environmental sustainability. In 2017, the Arctic Council adopted the United Nations’ SDGs to inform its own strategic policy direction; noting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is global in scope, but also applicable to Arctic regions. While Agenda 2030 has been heralded as a platform for protecting the environment for current and future generations, it has also been criticised for advancing the notion that sustainable development is a universal concept irrespective of social, political, or cultural differences.
For this Special Issue, we invite papers that analyze the dynamics of Indigenous sustainable development in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. We welcome empirical work of every variety, including case studies, comparative reviews (that involve different countries, disciplines, or sustainable development challenges), and surveys. We also invite conceptual papers that propose new theory, or reveal innovative ways to address cultural differences, power dynamics, social justice within development discourse. Through this Special Issue, we intend to demonstrate that the sustainable development of the Arctic requires the deliberate inclusion of cultural sustainability and recognition of Indigenous collective rights to land, health, education, and preferred ways of living.
Dr. David Natcher
Dr. Liza Mack
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- Sustainable Development Goals
- Indigenous peoples
- Arctic Council-Sustainable Development Working Group
- Indigenous knowledge
- subsistence economies
- resource extraction
- climate change