Claiming Our Place: Local Women Matter in Natural Resource Development

Gail Baikie and Libby Dean
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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL


An overview of the Claiming Our Place project, which gathered local women in Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Labrador (NL) to build relationships across cultural lines and around the shared impacts introduced by the Lower Churchill River hydroelectric development project. The project used a participatory action framework alongside the Creative Action Circles process (developed from indigenous knowledge and practices) to uncover women's concerns and then express these concerns using artistic means.

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