Patricia Johnson-Castle

Patricia is Nunatsiavut Inuk as well as having ancestry from the UK and Germany. She was raised as a second-generation urban Inuk in St. John’s, Newfoundland but is currently living and working in Nain, Nunatsiavut. She studied at the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of Cape Town. This article is completely from her personal perspective and does not necessarily reflect the views of her employer.

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Not So Grand Plans: The Continued Erasure of Indigenous Rights in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Hydroelectric ‘Development’

In this Brief, Johnson-Castle and Penney, argue that Newfoundland and Labrador’s continued push to advance hydroelectric development – not under the auspices of recovery from COVID-19 – is in disregard of Indigenous rights and title, and risks compounding social, health and economic impacts for the whole region.