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  • Traditional Knowledge Tool Kit

    by: UNUChannel

    channel: Traditional Knowledge & Climate Science

    Tradtional Knowlege & Climate Science Toolkit

    Indigenous communities have long, multi-generational histories of interaction with the environment that include coping with variability, uncertainty and change.

    However, climate-induced impacts on their territories and communities are anticipated to be both early and severe due to their location in vulnerable habitats, including small islands, high altitude zones, desert margins and the circumpolar Arctic.

    Climate change poses a direct threat to many indigenous societies due to their continuing reliance upon resource-based livelihoods. At the same time, resilience in the face of a changing environment is embedded in indigenous knowledge and know-how, diversified resources and livelihoods, social institutions and networks, and cultural values and attitudes.

    Attentiveness to environmental variability, shifts and trends is an integral part of indigenous ways of life. Community-based and local knowledge may offer valuable insights on climate-induced changes, and complement broader-scale scientific research with local precision and nuance.

    Indigenous societies have elaborated coping strategies to deal with unstable environments, and in some cases, are already actively adapting to early climate change impacts. While the transformations due to climate change are expected to be unprecedented, indigenous knowledge and coping strategies provide a crucial foundation for community-based adaptation measures.

    This toolkit provides access to articles and various other resources that will assist indigenous peoples, local communities, policymakers and other stakeholders in accessing research on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

    28-10-2013

  • Television Series

    by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Arnait Video Productions

    Sivummut: Going Forward

    2013

    6-Part Documentary Series

    Sing it out for the world to hear!

    This is what mentors in traditional Inuit culture would do when a protégé succeeded and it what Sivummut: Going Forward does in six episodes that celebrate the triumphs of Inuit leaders in the arts, sports, the environment, health care, and education.

    Come with us and sing the praises of these inspiring women and men throughout this documentary series scheduled to air on APTN in 2014.

     

    The Uluit: Champions of the North

    2011

    5-Part Documentary Series

    Mothers, daughters, sisters and friends bonded by a sport they love and a way of life they cherish.

    Filmed over the course of a year in Inukjuak, Nunavik, in northern Quebec, this character-driven documentary series follows The Uluit –an Inuit female hockey team– on their way to win the 2010 Great Whale Hockey Cup.

    The emotional story of these extraordinary daughters, mothers, grandmothers and friends represents the pillars of strength that unites their community: Teachers, midwives, social workers, students, they embrace modern life in an isolated world not without its disheartening challenges, while searching for glory on the ice.

    This five-part documentary series was co-produced with Rotating Planet Productions and airs on APTN.

     

    09-10-2013

  • Mary River Project: IIBA

    by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: News

    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association realsed on September 6th, 2013 this summary of their Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) with Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation for the Mary River Project.

    The plan language guide is not binding and the actual IIBA has not been made available to the public.

    www.qia.ca

     

     

    09-09-2013