Dear UW student – the following courses are being offered in spring quarter by visiting scholars in Arctic studies/law/indigenous rights/resource development. Class size is limited for this one-time opportunity! Please find a poster with additional information attached.
Business in the Arctic – Working with Law and Policy in Resource Development (3 credits), Thursdays, 1:30-4:20 p.m
JSIS 482B Canada Special Topics, AIS 475D Special Topics in Indian Studies, Dr. Sari Graben, UW 2012-13 Canada-US Fulbright Chair
The course will provide an overview of the most recent legal and political developments in the Arctic, this course will emphasize challenges posed by environmental and global changes and developments in various areas of Arctic governance and will be organized around particular resource development activities. This will allow students to be exposed to the complex issues facing the Arctic from both an international and domestic perspective and to address legal/policy frameworks for dealing with them.
Indigenous Land Claim Treaties in North America and the Arctic (5 credits), Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
JSIS 482B Canada Special Topics, AIS 475D Special Topics in Indian Studies, Tony Penikett, JSIS 2012-13 Visiting Scholar, Senior Advisor Arctic Security Program, Munk Centre of Global Affairs and the Duncan Gordon Foundation; former premier of the Yukon
The course will address the precedents or foundations of 20th century land claims agreements in North America including the Mexican conquest, the Cherokee cases at the Marshall Court, and the 400-plus Canadian and U.S. treaties that followed. Treaty negotiations and settlements in Alaska and northern Canada will be compared to those in Greenland and Norway.
More information on the scholars: Sari Graben, LL.B. LL.M. Ph.D., currently serves as an Arctic Policy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, Queen’s University, Toronto. Graben’s primary research interests are in the field of administrative law, contract law, and comparative law with a special focus on issues raised by environmental contracting, privatization, and collaborative governance in the Arctic.
Tony Penikett, a Vancouver-based mediator, served in politics for 25 years including two years in Ottawa as Chief of Staff to federal New Democratic Party Leader Ed Broadbent MP; five terms in the Yukon Legislative Assembly; and two terms as Premier of Canada’s Yukon Territory (1985-92). His government negotiated final agreement for First Nation land claims in the territory and passed pioneering education, health, language legislation, as well as leading a much-admired bottom-up economic planning process.