Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 566

566 Arctic Yearbook 2014 over time and in which we have invested most of our scholarly efforts. Campbell, Fenge & Hason (2011) see this as an obsession with the political lens of Arctic academia, and perhaps in this assessment they are correct. Berger (2005, 2006) himself has argued only recently that the fact of land claim agreements has not resolved the very real and complex issues that face northern communities in their assertion to have some control over their own fate. The holding status of devolution for Nunavut is a case in point. Development and its environmental impacts are important areas of fate control. The way in which regulatory boards have been established, funded, also plays a role. The federal government has not lived up to many of its solicitations, and as such this jeopardizes much meaningful development discourse, development for which many indigenous and nonindigenous Northerners are anxious for. This, we believe, is an important topic in which ‘Canadianists’ should engage. Acknowledgements The author