(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Confronting risk: a case study of Aboriginal peoples' participation in environmental governance of uranium mining, Saskatchewan

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria Univ., Wellington, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE


This article analyses Aboriginal peoples' participation in environmental governance of uranium mining, Saskatchewan. Findings illustrate that risk assessments were presented in ways that rendered development as controllable and inevitable, which facilitated domi-nant political economic agendas and capitalist practices. Aboriginal participants, however, introduced alternative interpretations of risk and sought to claim spaces within this governance institution through underscoring absent uncertainties, and asserting knowledges of global technological failures and local conditions that contradicted scientific reassurances. Aboriginal participants also highlighted the social injustices of development processes in Saskatchewan's north, which shaped their interpretations of risk, raising important questions about the value of these alternative governance institutions for Aboriginal peoples and their environments


Article of periodic

published at : Canadian geographer / ISSN 0008-3658 / CODEN CNGGAR

Editor : Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto - CANADA (1950)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no3 [pp. 276-290]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 carte



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 10368

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/cag.12086

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