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|Title:||Sacred Land, Mineral Wealth, and Biodiversity at Coronation Hill, Northern Australia: indigenous knowledge and SIA.|
|Author:||Lane, Marcus B.|
Dale, Allan P.
|Citation:||Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 2003; 21 (2):89-98|
|Publisher:||Beech Tree Publishing|
|School/Discipline:||School of Social Sciences : Geographical and Environmental Studies|
|Marcus B. Lane, Helen Ross, A P Dale and Roy E Rickson|
|Abstract:||This paper is concerned with the role of social impact assessment (SIA) in the resolution of an environmental conflict involving demands for the conservation of an ecologically significant area, a proposal to exploit mineral wealth, and the concerns of indigenous custodians who feared damage to sacred lands. This is a case in which the knowledge claims of key protagonists were deeply politicized and contested, and in which the process of decision-making was itself the subject of controversy and debate. The paper reviews the case, emphasizing the roles of western and indigenous epistemologies in decision-making. It presents an approach to SIA that addresses these epistemological issues and ensures the articulation of indigenous knowledge to governmental decision-makers.|
|Keywords:||Indigenous knowledge; participation; SIA; indigenous people; environmental management; mining|
|Rights:||© Beech Tree Publishing|
|Appears in Collections:||Geography, Environment and Population publications|
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