Workshop summary by: Natalie Carter, Alexandra Oakes, and Gita LjubicicArviat, Nunavut (October 15-22, 2021) In October 2021, 18 Local Research Coordinators (LRCs), project collaborators, Elder mentors, young hunters, and university researchers gathered in Arviat for a 4-day collaborative analysis workshop. Together, we reviewed and discussed the preliminary survey results from 5 communities where questionnaires were… Read More
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StraightUpNorth is a site designed to share our team efforts and progress in community-engaged research for northern sustainability.
We are an interdisciplinary research group working to address northern community priorities, dedicated to learning from Indigenous knowledge and supporting Indigenous self-determination in research. Our cross-cultural research team is guided by northern community partners and protocols throughout all stages of a project. Our research aims to enhance societal and ecological well-being in ways that advance our understandings of human-environment interactions, benefit community partners, and contribute to policy and decision-making.
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Congratulations to Alison Perrin on the first paper published from her PhD research! Northern Research Policy Contributions to CanadianArctic Sustainability (article in Sustainability, issue 13) “Through a quantitative content analysis combined with a qualitative thematic analysis, this comprehensive review examines research policy, strategy, guidance, and program documents produced by northern and northern-focused governments and Indigenous organizations…. Read More
We are excited to share the great work Katherine Wilson and Andrew Arreak are doing in Mittimatalik with the Sikumiut Committee to develop a sea ice climate atlas based on Inuit needs and priorities! The Mittimatalik Siku Asijjipallianinga (Sea Ice Climate Atlas): How Inuit Knowledge, Earth Observations, and Sea Ice Charts Can Fill IPCC Climate… Read More