International conference: Indigenous Resources: Decolonization and Development, 03-04 October 2015 - hosted at University of Greenland.
The conference explores the cultural, political, economic, and environmental effects of decolonization processes, with emphasis on island and Arctic societies.
With small populations and limited habitable land areas, decolonization influences Arctic and island communities in special ways.
Colonialism introduced global economics, politics, and culture to many societies.
Once the colonial power is expelled or seeks to withdraw, indigenous peoples often face limitations to sovereignty, human resources, and economic capacity that make it difficult to overcome the challenges associated with geographic isolation and peripherality.
The conference will consider experiences of decolonization from the perspectives of island studies, political science, anthropology, economics, postcolonialism, and other academic traditions.
Presenters will include representatives from academia, government, and NGOs.