Ian Mauro's interview with John Ralston Saul, internationally acclaimed writer, about aboriginal philosophy and the importance of indigenous knowledge in a changing world. This conversation took place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, in the spring of 2009.
Dominique Berteaux, PhD, is a Conservation Biologist at the University of Quebec at Rimouski. He discusses at length his studies with fox species, among other things, and the effects of climate change on wildlife in the Canada's North.
Atmospheric Refraction Scientist, Waldemar Lehn responds to the idea that Inuit are seeing the sun rise and set in a different place than it should be – some 25 degrees off course. He also addresses how and why they are seeing the sun return several days before it should. He attributes it to an optical ducting effect.… Read more
James speaks about his work in Igloolik in terms of the effect of climate change on food security. He says this is mostly in terms of access rather than the health of certain species. Hunters get stuck in communities, unable to get out to hunting grounds. The thickening of the ice is taking much longer and people are relying on store foods more and more.… Read more
James discusses the polarity of the Inuit perspective on polar bears and the scientific one. Perhaps scientists have gotten it wrong as they are not there year round to fully understand it. Regardless of this the scientific community is often taken as gospel.… Read more