Arctic Indigenous Peoples: Business and Economic Development in the Region

Organized by the University of Northern British Columbia 15. August 2016

Friday, October 7, 15:30-17:00

Location: Háaloft, Harpa Eighth Level

Arctic Indigenous Peoples play a very important role in the development of Arctic economies and businesses, but quite often their perspectives are not given proper consideration.

This panel shall look at some recent developments associated with Arctic businesses, investment guidelines and Indigenous Peoples’ rights and interests both within the Arctic region and in the global fora.


  • Dalee Sambo Dorough, Associate Professor, University of Alaska, Iñupiat Lawyer and Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: The Arctic Investment Protocol – an Indigenous Perspective and Commentary.
  • Natalia Loukacheva, Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Governance and Law, University of Northern British Columbia: Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Business Prospects.
  • Anders Oskal, Director, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Kautokeino, Norway: Saami Reindeer herding Perspectives on Business Opportunities in the Changing Arctic.
  • Konstantin Zaikov, Dr. Maksim Zadorin, and Dr. Tatjana Troshina, Northern-Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation: The Legal Regulation of the Russian Indigenous Peoples’ Entrepreneurship.