University of Washington

Daily Readings

All readings are either linked below or can be found in MySchool. - Nadine

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 – Introduction to the Arctic & Key Concepts
Fraser, N. (2009). Scales of justice: Reimaging political space in a globalizing world. Columbia University Press: New York, (pgs. 1-29).

Saul, J. R. (2008). A fair country: Telling truths about Canada. Toronto, ON: Penguin Group. (pgs. 285-302).

Thursday, 22 March 2012 – Climate Change & Human Rights
Inuit Circumpolar Council. (7 December 2005). Inuit petition Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to oppose climate change caused by the United States of America [Press release]. Retrieved from

Earthjustice. (7 December 2005). Petition to the Inter American Commission on Human Rights Violations resulting from global warming caused by the United States, summary. Retrieved from

Earthjustice. (1 March 2007). Nobel Prize nominee testifies about global warming [Press release]. Retrieved from

Tady, M. (5 March 2007). Is U.S. global warming pollution violating human rights law? AlterNet. Retrieved from

Inuit Circumpolar Council. (March 2008). The sea ice is our highway: An Inuit perspective on transportation in the Arctic. Retrieved from

Friday, 23 March 2012 – Arctic Marine Space & Transport
Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment. (2009). Arctic marine shipping assessment 2009 report. Arctic Council. Retrieved from

Monday, 26 March 2012 – Arctic Council, Permanent Participants & Arctic Policies
Keskitalo, C. (2007). International region-building: Development of the Arctic as an international region. Cooperation and Conflict 42(2): 187-205. Doi: 10.1177/0010836707076689

Young, O. (2009). The Arctic in play: Governance in a time of rapid change. The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 24: 423-442.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 – Indigenous Political Mobilization & the Inuit Circumpolar Council
Shadian, J. (2010). From states to polities: Reconceptualizing sovereignty through Inuit governance. European Journal of International Relations, 16(3), 485-510. doi: 10.1177/1354066109346887

Wilson, G. N. & H. A. Smith. (2011). The Inuit Circumpolar Council in an era of global and local change. International Journal, 66(4), 909-921. Retrieved from ProQuest.

Irwin, M. (2009 Winter). Stewards: Inuit assertion on Arctic sovereignty. Inuktitut, 106, 27-37.

Inuit Circumpolar Council. (2009). Circumpolar Inuit declaration on sovereignty in the Arctic. Retrieved from

Inuit Circumpolar Council. (28 April 2011). Circumpolar Inuit declaration on resource development principles in Inuit Nunaat. Retrieved from

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 – Guest Lecture
Fontaine, P. (2010). A living instrument. In J. Hartley, P. Joffe, & J. Preston (Eds.), Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Triumph, hope, and action (8-11). Saskatoon, SK: Purich Publishing Ltd.

Abele, F. & T. Rodon. (2007). Inuit diplomacy in the global era: The Strengths of Multilateral Internationalism. Canadian Foreign Policy 13(3): 45-63. Retrieved on ProQuest.

Koivurova, Timo. (2010). “Sovereign states and self-determining peoples: Carving out a place for transnational indigenous peoples in a world of sovereign states.” International Community Law Review, 12, 191-212. doi: 10.1163/187197310X498598.

Thursday, 29 March 2012 – Canadian Inuit & the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
No reading assignment – prepare your presentation and paper!

Canadian Studies Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
Thomson Hall, Room 503
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
T (206) 221-6374
F (206) 685-0668