Title

Nunavut: A Potential New Model for Economic Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Department

Economic and Workforce Development

Abstract

The Territory of Nunavut, Canada, was created in 1999 as a vehicle of self-determination for the country's Inuit population. Carved from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut became Canada's lowest-income province or territory. At the time, hopes were high for a new model of development based on Inuit values, newly codified land rights, and a wealth of natural resources. A decade later, has Nunavut resulted in a new, effective, and sustainable model of economic development for its residents? Does the territory offer any lessons, in turn, for other low-income regions of the developed or developing world? This paper investigates these questions, based on field research and review of available literature.

Publication Title

Australasian Journal of Regional Studies

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

121

Last Page

153

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