Indigenous Peoples' Governance of Land and Protected Territories in the Arctic addresses critical questions and analyses key issues regarding Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples and governance of land and protected areas in the Arctic. It brings together contributions from scientists, indigenous and non-indigenous researchers, local leaders, and members of the policy community that: document Indigenous/Aboriginal approaches to governance of land and protected areas at the local, regional and international level; explore new territorial governance models that are emerging as part of the Indigenous/Aboriginal governance within Arctic States, provinces, territories and regions; analyse the recognition or lack thereof concerning indigenous rights to self-determination in the Arctic; and examine how traditional decision-making arrangements and practices can be linked with governments in the process of good governance. Indigenous Peoples' Governance of Land and Protected Territories in the Arctic highlights essential lessons learned, success stories, and remaining issues, all of which are useful to address issues of Arctic governance of land and protected areas today, and which could also be relevant for future governance arrangements.
1. Co-operative Management of Auyuittuq National Park: Moving Towards Greater Emphasis and Recognition of Indigenous Aspirations for the Management of their Lands
2. Regional Governance and Indigenous Rights in Norway: The Finnmark Estate Case
3. Increasing Cooperation and Advancing Reconciliation in the Cooperative Management of Protected Areas in Canada's North
4. Two Parks, One Vision - Collaborative Management Approaches to Transboundary Protected Areas in Northern Canada: Tongait KakKasuangita SilakKijapvinga/Torngat Mountains National Park, Nunatsiavut and le Parc national Kuururjuaq Nunavik
5. Conceptual and Institutional Frameworks for Protected Areas, and the Status of Indigenous Involvement: Considerations for the Bering Strait Region of Alaska
6. Protecting the 'Caribou Heaven': A Sacred Site of the Naskapi and Protected Area Establishment in Nunavik, Canada
7. The Governance of Protected Areas in Greenland: The Resource National Park Among Conservation and Exploitation
8. Conflicting Understandings in Polar Bear Co-Management in the Inuit Nunangat: Enacting Inuit Knowledge and Identity
9. Beyond the protection of the land, National Parks in the Canadian Arctic: a way to actualized and institutionalized aboriginal cultures in the global
10. Recognition of indigenous lands through the Norwegian 2005 Finnmark Act: An important example for other countries with indigenous people?
11. Global Context - Arctic Importance: Free, Prior and Informed Consent, A New Paradigm in International Law Related to Indigenous Peoples
12. Untouched and Uninhabited: Conflicting Canadian Rhetoric on the Protection of the Environment and Advancing Northern Economies