1) Alcantara, C., & Wilson, G.N. 2013. "The Dynamics of Intra-jurisdictional Relations in the Inuit Regions of the Canadian Arctic: An Institutionalist Perspective." Regional and Federal Studies: 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/13597566.2013.818981.

Kuujjuaq, Nunavik

ABSTRACT: One of the most exciting developments in Canadian federalism has been the emergence of Aboriginal self-governing regions. This paper constructs a theoretical framework for exploring the evolution of intra-jurisdictional relations in the self-governing Inuit regions of the Canadian Arctic. Intra-jurisdictional relations in these regions are characterized by a unique set of relationships between elected governments and organizations that represent the beneficiaries of land-claims agreements. Using the literature on historical institutionalism, we argue that the nature of Inuit intra-jurisdictional relations following the establishment of self-government can be explained by the institutional choices made prior to the signing of land-claims agreements and/or self-government agreements. To illustrate the potential of our framework for analysing Inuit intra-jurisdictional relations, we briefly examine the experiences of Nunavut, an Inuit-dominated region and the newest territory in the Canadian federation.


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Wilson, Gary N., Christopher Alcantara and Thierry Rodon (2015). "Multilevel Governance in the Inuit Regions of the Territorial and Provincial North." In Martin Papillon and Andre Juneau (eds). State of the Federation 2013: Rethinking Aboriginal Multilevel Governance (Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press): 43-64.


Kuujuaq, Nunavik