Native soil: contest and control for land and resource rights in the Arctic
The Arctic is a dynamic region that over four million people in eight different countries call their home. Many of the residents belong to indigenous groups who have lived there for millennia. These groups have retained their traditional cultural practices, values, and livelihoods while also having had to adapt to contemporary realities. Since the mid-twentieth century, the region has been increasingly seen as an appealing option for the exploitation of vital natural resources. As such, there has been contestation between industrial actors and Arctic indigenous groups over control of the land ...
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