Video: How Inuit knowledge is informing climate research in Canada

CBC North - Maamuitaau

Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic recently worked this fall with our colleagues at the science show Découverte for an episode exploring science in the Arctic.

In it, we looked at how the partnership between Inuit hunters in the community of Cambridge Bay, and researchers from the University of Calgary, was helping to advance climate research in Canada.

Here’s the Cree-language version, one of the Indigenous languages of Canada, with English subtitles, that aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation show Maamuitaau on CBC North and CBC Montreal this month.

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

Related stories from around the North:

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Greenland: What the EU seal ban has meant for Inuit communities in the 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

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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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