IndKnow – Integration of Indigenous knowledge systems into mapping, planning and environmental decision making

Project description

IndKnow is coupled to multiple projects lead by the Centre of Sami Studies in Norway that explore the impact of industrial growth on indigenous people and the role of indigenous knowledge systems in environmental decision making. Participatory mapping tools for community-based impact assessments is developed in one of the WPs using mining, wind mills and aquaculture development as examples. The project includes partners from Southern Cross University in Australia, Stockholm University and Stockholm Environmental Institute. The project is also linked to previous projects such as TriArc and IndGov which include participatory mapping cases from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia and Canada.

Research themes

Marine and coastal planning

Ecosystem management

Project details

  • Start date:
    January 1, 2019
  • End date:
    December 31, 2021
  • Location:
  • Funded by:
    Norwegian Research Council, the Sami Program
  • Objectives:
    The primary goal of the project is to examine the role of Indigenous knowledge systems in land and marine based planning processes, environmental decision making and other decision making processes that may impact Indigenous peoples.

Project contact

Else Grete Broderstad

Centre for Sami studies, University of Tromso

Participating partners

Vera Helene Hausner

Arctic Sustainability Lab, University of Tromso

Camilla Brattland

Department of Social Sciences, University of Tromso

Rebecca Lawrence

Stockholm University

Rasmus Klöcker Larsen

Stockholm Environmental Institute

Cathrine Howlett

Southern Cross University

Related publications

Participatory Mapping Institute
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