Arctic Peoples, Culture, Resilience and Caribou

The three-year program is comprised of twelve projects in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, the Yukon, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut. Most projects are community-based case studies (Aklavik, Tutoyaktuk, and Deline) which allow for indepth collaboration and inquiry. Another group of projects allows researchers to learn about cross cutting themes of resilience relevant to all communities in ACRC regions of Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories. A third group of projects is aimed at synthesizing and compiling data gathered from the project in ways that will enable partners to meaningfully interpret and communicate the knowledge and experience of northern communities dealing with caribou population variability and decline. The perspectives of northern communities on environmental change vary significantly by region; while some communities have significant knowledge and capacity to deal with variability and change in resources such as caribou, others have had limited experience, knowledge and skills for coping, mitigating or adapting to change. Even within communities, the perspectives can be diverse depending on such variables as: income and education, age, gender, knowledge/experience in land-based activities, social networks (for knowledge and resource sharing), and role in governance (e.g., representation on co-management boards). ACRC has engaged with Inuit, Dene and Gwich'in communities from Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon. Multiple methods from archival to oral history research, individual interviews to large format workshops, desktop to on-the-land activities have provided researchers with opportunities to learn about resilience from caribou hunters (men and women), community leaders, resource managers, elders, adults and youth from more than nineteen arctic and subarctic communities.

Metadata Access
Creator Cindy Dickson; Brenda Parlee; Bridget Larocque; Chris Furgal; Eric Loring; Leanna Ellsworth; Lee Mandeville; Stephanie Meakin
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2012
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact ipy_dacn(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-135.008W, 56.536S, -61.719E, 74.696N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2008-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2012-03-31T00:00:00Z