Engaging Inuit Communities Using Participatory Video to Document Perceptions and Solutions on Global Changes

Rapid environmental change in the Canadian Arctic has been affecting people by changing their environment, livelihoods, resources, as well as their cultural and biological diversity (IPCC, 2007; Rockström et al., 2009). This research project aims to document resilience and analyse perceptions and solutions related to global environmental changes in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. Using participatory digital tools, youth participants will explore how plastics/microplastics in their environment and climate change affect their traditional foods and subsistence activities. In addition, the use of distance learning tools will be assessed as a way to share knowledge with schools and the communities and connect northern communities with the South.

Intern: 
Maeva Gauthier
Faculty Supervisor: 
Jutta Gutberlet
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British Columbia
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