Shipping in Inuit Nunangat

Governance Challenges and Approaches in Canadian Arctic Waters


Shipping in Inuit Nunangat is a timely multidisciplinary volume offering novel insights into key maritime governance issues in Canadian Arctic waters that are Inuit homeland (Inuit Nunangat) in the contemporary context of climate change, growing accessibility of Arctic waters to shipping, the need to protect a highly sensitive environment, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The volume includes policy, legal and institutional findings and recommendations intended to inform scholars and policymakers on managing the interface between shipping, the marine environment, and Indigenous rights in Arctic waters.
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Kristin Bartenstein, LL.D. (2007) is a Professor at the Faculty of Law of Université Laval, Québec, Canada. She has written extensively on Arctic-related issues in public international law and international law of the sea. She is the author of a textbook on general public international law (Droit international public général, PUL, 2021).

Aldo Chircop, JSD (1988) is Professor and former Canada Research Chair on Maritime Law and Policy at the Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada. He has published extensively on Canadian and international maritime law and the law of the sea, and is co-editor of the Ocean Yearbook.
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1 Introduction
Kristin Bartenstein and Aldo Chircop

Part 1: Understanding the Context of Governance of Shipping in Canadian Arctic Waters

2 “The Sea is Our Mainstay”: Shipping and the Inuit Homeland
Monica Ell-Kanayuk and Claudio Aporta
3 Shipping in Arctic Marine Ecosystems under Stress: Recognizing and Mitigating the Threats
Warwick F. Vincent, Connie Lovejoy and Kristin Bartenstein
4 Shipping along the Northwest Passage: A Historical Overview
Adam Lajeunesse and P. Whitney Lackenbauer
5 Comparative Perspectives on the Development of Canadian Arctic Shipping: Impacts of Climate Change and Globalization
Frédéric Lasserre
6 Reconsidering Arctic Shipping Governance through a Decolonizing Lens
Leah Beveridge
7 Unpacking Canada’s Arctic Shipping Safety, Security, and Defence Functions
Andrea Charron and David Snider
8 Canadian Icebreaker Operations and Shipbuilding: Challenges and Opportunities
Timothy Choi
9 Mitigating the Tyranny of Time and Distance: Community-Based Organizations and Marine Mass Rescue Operations in Inuit Nunangat
Peter Kikkert, Calvin Aivgak Pedersen, and P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Part 2: Reimagining the Governance of Shipping in Canadian Arctic Waters

10 Canada and the Future of Arctic Coastal State Jurisdiction
Kristin Bartenstein
11 The Modern Case Law on the Powers and Responsibilities of Flag States: Navigating Canada’s Arctic Waters
Nigel Bankes
12 The Canadian Policy, Legal and Institutional Framework for the Governance of Arctic Shipping
Aldo Chircop
13 Goal-Based Standards, Meta-Regulation and Tripartism in Arctic Shipping: What Prospects in Canadian Waters?
Phillip A. Buhler
14 Modernizing the Governance of Passenger Vessel Operations in the Canadian Arctic
Meagan Greentree
15 Governing Canadian Arctic Shipping through Low-Impact Shipping Corridors
Jackie Dawson and Gloria Songbr/> 16 The New Federal Impact Assessment Act and Arctic Shipping: Opportunities for Improved Governance
Meinhard Doelle, David V. Wright, A. John Sinclair and Simon Dueck
17 Indigenous Self-Determination and the Regulation of Navigation and Shipping in Canadian Arctic Waters
Suzanne Lalonde and Nigel Bankes
18 Conclusion
Aldo Chircop and Kristin Bartenstein

Universities and research institutes focused on Arctic studies, shipping, Indigenous rights, climate change and environment, government departments (foreign affairs, environment, transportation, Indigenous affairs), Indigenous organizations and non-governmental organizations (environment, human rights, shipping).
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