Research booklet created with Inuit knowledge maps ice routes changing with the climate – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2023125 Views

Mar 21, 2023

Bringing data back to community will help the next generation, says researcher

A team of researchers at Dalhousie University are bringing their work on Labrador’s ocean currents, sea ice and travel routes in Nunatsiavut back to the people who helped push it forward.

The work began in 2019, when researchers Breanna Bishop, May Wang, Katrina Anthony and project lead Eric Oliver travelled to different communities to help their understanding of environmental change. Data collection was fuelled by elders, knowledge keepers and community members who were invited to draw travel routes they used to be able to take to show how climate has changed them over the years.

“Based on all of this and a lot of feedback from people who participated, they wanted to see how it would come back to communities so that we could share the maps as well as kind of the safety advice that people were sharing with us as well,” Bishop, a PhD student at Dalhousie, said Friday.

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