Knowledge Transfer

Current research projects (2019-2024)

Ujjiqsurniq Avatiptini (Ability to Observe our Surroundings): A knowledge exchange between Mittimatalingmiut and Arviarmiut

In our communities of Mittimatalik and Arviat, Inuit youth are eager to learn weather prediction skills to hunt and travel safely that are based in Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. Inexperienced hunters tend to rely more on environmental services (weather and marine forecasts, Windy.com) and take more risks. With our rapidly changing climate, we feel that both ujjiqsurniq avatiptini (ability to observe our surroundings) and modern weather forecasts used together are most beneficial for our community members. We want and need inexperienced hunters to gain skills in using both types of observations to make safe travel decisions. In this project, we create opportunities for knowledge exchange between our two very different communities. We have different landscapes, languages, and cultures. While on the land together in different seasons we will document how ujjiqsurniq avatiptini and modern forecasts are used together. We will film everything involved in trip planning and assessing environmental conditions. Watching people planning and putting their knowledge into practice out on the land is very different from reading about it in a report. We will create a series of short safety videos, a documentary film, and posters to share our experiences. Our goal is to develop informative resources to get people talking and thinking about how to plan for safe travel. 

Qimirrugunnarmiq Avatittinnik: tauqsiiqatigiinniq qaujimanirmik akunningita Mittimatalingmiut amma Arviarmiut

Piliriaksami sivuliqtut: Simonee, Natasha & Baker, Kukik

Ikajuqtuijuq Timiujuq: Aqqiumavvik Society

Namiinningit: Mittimatalik, Arviat

Nunalittinni Mittimatalimmi ammalu Arviani, Inuit makkuttut kangiisuktut iliktumallutik silaup nalauksaaqtaugunnarninganik uumajuqsiurunnarumamut attanangittukkullu aullaarunnaqullugit tunngaviqarlutit Inuit Qaujimajatuqanginnik. Asivaliniunnittut tunngaviqarniqsauvattut silalirinirmut pijittirautiujunik (silamit tariurmillu nalauksaaqtausimajut, Windy.com) ulurianaqtumiigunnarniqsaullutillu. Silavut asijjipalliajummariutillugu, ippigusukpugut tamakkiik ujjiqsurniqq avatiptinni ammalu ulluminnisait silamik nalauksaarutiit tamakkiik aturtaulutik ikajurniqarunnarianga nunaqqatiktinnut. Pigumavugut piqujillutallu uumajuqsiuliniunngiktunik ajurunniiqullugit tamakkinnik aturlutit avatimik ujjiqsurniq ajjigiinnittummariutilligik nunalivuk. Ajjiginngimmagit nunait qanuilinganingit, uqausivut, iliqqusivullu. Nunamilluta sila qanatuinnautillugu titiqturniaqtavut qanuq ujjiqsurniq avatiptinni ammalu ullumilisait nalauksaarutiit atuqtaugunnaqullugit tamakkiik. Ajjiliurniaqtavut sunalimaat pijjutiqaqtut parnatauninginnit avatimillu ujjiqsuqtillugit. Takunnarlugit inuit upalungaijaqtut qaujimanirminnillu aturiaqtut nunami ajjiginngillarimmauk uqaliqaatuinnarlugu unikkaaliangusiajumik. Saqqitiksiniaqtugut maliktigiiktunik tarrijaaqsarnik attanattailijulirinirmut, unikkaarutiqarluta tarrijaaksarmik, ammalu takujaugunnaqtunik saqqijaaqtiksiluta atuqsimajaktinnik. Turaagarijavut piliriaqarumalluta tukisigiarutiksanik atuqtaugunnarajaqtunik ikajuqsigutailutit inuit uqaqatigiiliqtillugit isumavallialutit qanuq parnagunnarmangaata attanaqtumiigunagit asivaqtillugit.