The project draws on three research contexts: Australia, Finland and
Greenland. All of these countries have substantial developments – or a
promise of such developments – in the status of indigenous peoples. The
issues to be studied will be the two-decade-long discussions on
ratifying ILO Convention 169 in Finland, the planned constitutional
changes that would finally recognise the indigenous peoples in Australia
and the rights of indigenous peoples after gaining self-government in
Greenland in 2009.
The project is led by Professor Julian Reid
, Faculty of Social Sciences and it employs two postdoctoral researchers: Marjo Lindroth
from the Arctic Centre and Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen
from the Unit for Gender Studies, Faculty of Education. The research partners of the project are Professor David Chandler
(University of Westminster, London), Professor Mitchell Dean
(Copenhagen Business School), Senior Researcher Tanja Joona
(University of Lapland), Professor Francesca Merlan
(Australian National University, Canberra), Associate Professor Frank Sejersen
(University of Copenhagen) and Associate Professor Jeffrey Sissons
(Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand).
The project is funded by Kone Foundation (2016) and the Academy of Finland (2016-2020, decision no. 295557).