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Team researching northern shipping routes gets Governor General award – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2021531 Views

May 11, 2021

Youth from 7 Nunavut communities take part in research

A group of Arctic researchers have been recognized on a national scale with a Governor General’s Innovation Award for including traditional Inuit knowledge in their work on new shipping routes in the North.

The researchers behind the Arctic Corridors Research Project consulted with 14 northern communities — seven in Nunavut — to find out how to best protect culturally significant marine areas in the Arctic as ship traffic increases.

Jackie Dawson, Natalie Carter, Natasha Simonee and Shirley Tagalik received the award on May 4.

“We were thrilled … it was a real honour,” said Dawson, the lead researcher on the project.

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