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Energy management and its impacts on indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Energy management and its impacts on indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta The purpose of this paper is to reveal gaps in knowledge about energy industries, federal and provincial governments and indigenous communities’ energy management policies and practices, as well as to highlight areas requiring further research and knowledge development.Design/methodology/approachThis paper used a scoping review framework according to scoping methodological framework.FindingsThis paper suggests that researchers need to examine Indigenous communities on past leaks response records, pipelines leaks impacts in their health and environment and current risk management processes and regulations to identify weaknesses. This review paper also suggests that significant time will be required to meaningfully and honestly engage with communities to move from acceptance, through approval, to co-ownership of the project as the firm builds its legitimacy, credibility and trust with Indigenous communities.Originality/valueThe authors introduce an original approach to scoping methodological framework that directly addresses the processes of reveal gaps in knowledge and practice. It offers researchers, policy-makers, community and practitioners an alternative approach which is culturally appropriate for improving economic and environmental health outcomes of marginalised groups. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Energy Sector Management Emerald Publishing

Energy management and its impacts on indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1750-6220
DOI
10.1108/ijesm-11-2018-0001
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to reveal gaps in knowledge about energy industries, federal and provincial governments and indigenous communities’ energy management policies and practices, as well as to highlight areas requiring further research and knowledge development.Design/methodology/approachThis paper used a scoping review framework according to scoping methodological framework.FindingsThis paper suggests that researchers need to examine Indigenous communities on past leaks response records, pipelines leaks impacts in their health and environment and current risk management processes and regulations to identify weaknesses. This review paper also suggests that significant time will be required to meaningfully and honestly engage with communities to move from acceptance, through approval, to co-ownership of the project as the firm builds its legitimacy, credibility and trust with Indigenous communities.Originality/valueThe authors introduce an original approach to scoping methodological framework that directly addresses the processes of reveal gaps in knowledge and practice. It offers researchers, policy-makers, community and practitioners an alternative approach which is culturally appropriate for improving economic and environmental health outcomes of marginalised groups.

Journal

International Journal of Energy Sector ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 16, 2019

Keywords: Surveys; Resource management; Environmental damages; Project economics; Energy conversion; Indigenous management; Water pollution

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