Heritage policy landscapes of Nunatsiavut: approaching the development of historic resource management policy and law in Northern Labrador

Brake, Jamie E. S. (2022) Heritage policy landscapes of Nunatsiavut: approaching the development of historic resource management policy and law in Northern Labrador. Doctoral (PhD) thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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As a result of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement (being schedule to SNL 2004, c L-3.1) and the Nunatsiavut Government Organization Order (NGSL-2019-07) the Nunatsiavut Government (NG) has the power to develop and implement heritage policy and law. An approach to the development of recommendations for heritage policy and law in the region involving critical use of the Nunatsiavut Government’s policy cycle and public engagement is outlined in this dissertation. The research presented here was conducted through the lens of landscape archaeology which can accommodate multiple perspectives, and which can help bridge theoretical and ontological divides. Relevant discussions that took place during annual regional heritage forums from 2010-2018, and during three public engagement tours on heritage that took place between 2017 and 2019 were thematically reviewed using qualitative data analysis software. The results were then compared to the results of a review of international heritage agreements and Canadian provincial and territorial heritage laws. This allowed for the development of recommendations for both legislative and non-legislative policy measures that the NG can consider as it works towards passing its own heritage law, and as it continues to develop related policy in accordance with the Agreement, and the NG Organization Order. The idea that policy work aimed at effectively managing historic resources has the potential to create societal opportunities beyond the heritage domain was also explored.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral (PhD))
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/15902
Item ID: 15902
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-377)
Keywords: heritage, policy, legislation, Inuit, archaeology
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: December 2022
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.48336/ZWJ1-FX33
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement; Nunatsiavut Government Organization Order; Nunatsiavut--Cultural policy; Landscape archaeology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Nunatsiavut

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