From state-initiated to Indigenous-driven infrastructure: The Inuvialuit and Canada’s first highway to the Arctic Ocean

From state-initiated to Indigenous-driven infrastructure: The Inuvialuit and Canada’s first... •I examine the Indigenous-led construction of Canada’s highway to the Arctic Ocean.•Qualitative insights draw from interviews, conversations, and observations.•Inuvialuit leaders strategically lobbied the federal government to fund the highway.•They promoted a local road project as a national highway across the Arctic frontier.•With land tenure, Indigenous peoples can initiate infrastructure development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

From state-initiated to Indigenous-driven infrastructure: The Inuvialuit and Canada’s first highway to the Arctic Ocean

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.04.003
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Abstract

•I examine the Indigenous-led construction of Canada’s highway to the Arctic Ocean.•Qualitative insights draw from interviews, conversations, and observations.•Inuvialuit leaders strategically lobbied the federal government to fund the highway.•They promoted a local road project as a national highway across the Arctic frontier.•With land tenure, Indigenous peoples can initiate infrastructure development.

Journal

World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Sep 1, 2018

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