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Energy management and its impacts on indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta: A scoping review

Ranjan Datta (Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, Canada)
Margot Hurlbert (Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, Canada)

International Journal of Energy Sector Management

ISSN: 1750-6220

Article publication date: 14 June 2019

Issue publication date: 16 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to reveal gaps in knowledge about energy industries, federal and provincial governments and indigenous communities’ energy management policies and practices, as well as to highlight areas requiring further research and knowledge development.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper used a scoping review framework according to scoping methodological framework.

Findings

This paper suggests that researchers need to examine Indigenous communities on past leaks response records, pipelines leaks impacts in their health and environment and current risk management processes and regulations to identify weaknesses. This review paper also suggests that significant time will be required to meaningfully and honestly engage with communities to move from acceptance, through approval, to co-ownership of the project as the firm builds its legitimacy, credibility and trust with Indigenous communities.

Originality/value

The authors introduce an original approach to scoping methodological framework that directly addresses the processes of reveal gaps in knowledge and practice. It offers researchers, policy-makers, community and practitioners an alternative approach which is culturally appropriate for improving economic and environmental health outcomes of marginalised groups.

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Citation

Datta, R. and Hurlbert, M. (2019), "Energy management and its impacts on indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta: A scoping review", International Journal of Energy Sector Management, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 1088-1106. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-11-2018-0001

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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