3 years agoopen

The protection of a State border is often seen as a guarantee of safety for those people living in its territory. However, it has been observed that the Arctic region is demonstrating some aspects can be affected negatively by the enforcement of border. This has been seen with the land fragmentation of Indigenous land in the Arctic. This has been linked to food insecurity, health insecurity and sources of clean water.
Under the international law regime, it has been made clear that Indigenous land is considered protected land and Indigenous population has to be consulted on the using their land, and in this case the border making process.
Hence, I was wondering, to what extent the NATO is taking effective steps to ensure that the Indigenous population in the Arctic region are being consulted and ensuring their security at the expanse of military presence on their land.