Terrestrial Systems

Current research projects (2019-2024)

Inuit Makkuktuit Tariurmik Katujjiqatigiingniq Umiarjuani Ukiuqtaqtumi : A North-to-North Approach to Knowledge Sharing for Understanding Culturally Important Marine Areas in Inuit Nunangat

Inuit communities must be enabled to drive research and conversations around the potential impacts of increased shipping in the Arctic and be empowered to help decision-makers understand the connection between environmental impacts of shipping and threats to food security, mental and physical health, language, and culture. Our project will create North-to-North bridges across communities, and generational boundaries to advance Inuit self-determination in research and decision-making on the issues of shipping and ocean governance. Shipping traffic and other activities are rapidly increasing due to the loss of sea ice and, while this brings opportunities, it also brings risks for Inuit livelihoods, culture, and. This project will bring together Inuit youth from Inuit Nunangat to co-create and lead an initial workshop to advance Inuit-determined approaches for ongoing research and sharing of knowledge for the identification of culturally significant marine areas. With the support of Inuit and non-Inuit mentors, Ikaarvik youth In Nunavut will strengthen their capacity to bridge across geographic and cultural boundaries, develop and conduct research and knowledge sharing activities, evaluate the information/data, and communicate results. This will support the need to ensure Inuit knowledge and voices are heard, understood, and applied in ocean governance and decision-making in the Arctic. Ultimately, this project is intending to lay the groundwork for a youth-oriented north-to-north network of community-driven research.  

Inuit Makkuktuit Tariurmik Katujjiqatigiingniq Umiarjuani Ukiuqtaqtumi

Piliriaksami sivuliqtuq: Milton, Justin

Ikajuqtuijuq Timiujuq: Ikaarvik

Namiinningit: Mittimatalik, Gjoa Haven

Inuit nunalingit pijunnaqtitaugialiit qaujisarunnarnirmik uqaqatigiinnirmillu pijjutiqaqtunik attuqtautuinnariaqarnirmut umiarjuaqaqattarninganut Ukiuqtaqtumi sanginiqtaaqtitaulutillu ikajurunnarlutit maligaliuqtiuvattunik tukisimaqullugit kasuumaningita avatimut attuqtausimajut umiarjuaqaqattarnirmut ulurianaqtumiittitsigunnarmat niqiqatsiarunnarnirmik, attuigunnarianga isumakkut qanuinniujuni, uqausirmik, ammalu iliqqusirmik. Piliriaksavut saqqiiniaqtuq Ukiuqtaqtumi-Ukiuqtaqtumut kasuqaugiarlutit nunaliit, ammalu kinguvaariittunut avitsimaniujut sivumuattitauluni Inuit namminiqsurumaningat qaujisarnirmik ammalu tukitaarutauvattunut pijjutiqaqtunik umiarjuanik tariullu aulatauninganik. Umiarjuaqarniq asingillu piliriangujut amisunngupalliallirittut sikuqannginniqsauqattalirninganut, tamanna pivitsaqarnirmik saqqiijuugaluaq, kisianittauq ulurianaqtumiittitsijuq Inuit inuusinginnik, iliqqusingannik, uqausinganillu. Taanna piliriatsaq katititsiniaqtuq makkuttunik Inuit Nunanganni piliriqatigiinnikkut sivuliqatigiinnukkullu nalunaiqtautillugit iliqqusituqarmut pimmariujut tariurmi. Ikajuqtaullutit Inunnut ammalu Inutuinnaunngittunut qaujisaqtinut, Ikaarvik makkuttunut Nunavummi sanngiliriaqtitsiniaqtuq pijunnarninginnik ungasigiittuutillugit nunait, piliriangulutillu qaujisaqtaullutillu siammatiqtaulutillu piliriatsait, qaujisaqtauluni katiqsuqtausimajut, tusaratsaliangulutillu saqqitaujut qaujisarnirmik. Tamanna ikajuqsiniaqtuq Inuit qaujimaninginnik nipingillu tusaqtaulutit, tukisijaulutit, ammalu atuliqtitaulutit tariurmi aulatsinirmut tukitaarutauvattunullu Ukiuqtaqtumi. Pijjutigiluaqtanga, tamatuma piliriaksaup inillatsainiq makkuttunut aulataugunnaqtunik ukiuqtaqtumi-ukiuqtaqtumut kasuumajjutiuluni nunalinni aulataujunut qaujisarnirmi.