Inuit observations on climate change

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: climatology, environmental monitoring, traditional knowledge

Principal Investigator: Ashford, Graham (1)
Licence Number: 13127
Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development
Licenced Year(s): 2000 1999
Issued: Jun 06, 2000
Project Team: Rosmarie Kuptana, Norm Snow, Bonnie Dickie, John Nagy, Terry Woolf, Lawrence Rogers, Jennifer Castleden, Stephen Robinson, Fikret Burkes

Objective(s): This project has two goals. The first relates to public awareness on climate change; the second to the relationship between traditional knowledge and scientific research on climate change. The first goal is to produce a video that will demonstrate to Ca

Project Description: This project has two goals. The first relates to public awareness on climate change; the second to the relationship between traditional knowledge and scientific research on climate change. The first goal is to produce a video that will demonstrate to Canadian audiences, interest groups and decision-making forums that climate change is making an impact on the traditional lifestyle and livelihood system of the Inuvialuit people on Banks Island. The second goal is to understand the traditional knowledge of Inuvialuit regarding climate change and to explore the contribution that traditional knowledge, local observations and adaptive strategies can make to scientific research on climate change in the Arctic. Video documentation and scientific interviews will take place between May 22-28 and informal interviews will continue until June 19, 2000. A project evaluation, within a community meeting will take place in August 2000.