Research areas

In keeping with the perspective of inclusive territorial development, the Groupe de recherche sur les migrations, les mobilités et la cohabitation dans le Nord structures its research along two main lines:

1. Migration, mobility and ways of living in the North. Living in the North takes many forms and has numerous meanings. Whether Northerners reside there permanently, temporarily or intermittently, nordicity and remoteness are determining factors in their socio-territorial experience. The Group’s research in this area seeks to identify and analyze the factors that attract, retain or repel Northern, neo-Northern, indigenous and non- indigenous populations.

2. Co-existence and territoriality. Co-existence between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples is central to northern regional dynamics. While cross-cultural relations have been relatively well studied at the institutional, economic and political levels, there are still gaps in our knowledge of each people’ s territoriality and how they coexist in everyday life. This line of research consequently seeks to deepen the “living together” aspect, the representations and conceptions of the Other (regardless of whether the Other originates in the South or the North, is indigenous or non-indigenous, etc.) and the relations these populations maintain with each other through their territorial practices.