Video Series: Working with indigenous knowledge

Hunters from the Arctic Canadian community of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and researchers from the University of Calgary collect samples from a muskox on Victoria Island. (Eye on the Arctic)
Hunters from the Arctic Canadian community of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and researchers from the University of Calgary collect samples from a muskox on Victoria Island. (Eye on the Arctic)
Earlier this month, we brought you Part 1 of our documentary series looking at the impact of climate change on the Arctic Canadian community of Cambridge Bay:

Is climate change making the muskoxen sick on Victoria Island?.

In Part 2: How indigenous knowledge is changing what we know about the Arctic, released this week, we look at the partnership between the community and the University of Calgary, to find out more about what’s happening to the muskoxen on the island.

In this section, we bring you a series of videos looking at the different ways the community and the scientists work together.

Talking Muskox Health:

Gathering Science

The Interviews

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Arctic missing from Paris climate agreement, Eye on the Arctic

Finland: Finland’s Sámi request UN help in securing their rights, Yle News

Greenland: What the EU seal ban has meant for Inuit communities in the Arctic, Eye on the Arctic

Iceland:  Feature Interview – Hunting culture under stress in Arctic, Eye on the Arctic

Norway:  Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge can help us prevent climate changes says Ban Ki-moon, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia:  Russia declares another indigenous group ‘foreign agent’, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden:  Sami demand rights as indigenous people, Radio Sweden

United States:  U.S. Interior Secretary announces inclusion of Native communities in land management, Alaska Public Radio Network

 

 

 

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North. Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City. Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China." Twitter: @Arctic_EQ Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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