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Social Science Indigenous Studies

"The Caribou Taste Different Now"

Inuit Elders Observe Climate Change

edited by José Gerin-Lajoie, Alain Cuerrier & Laura Siegwart Collier

Nunavut Arctic College
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
Indigenous Studies, Environmental Conservation & Protection, Polar Regions, Global Warming & Climate Change
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2016
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
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Climate change is expected to have a particular impact on the Arctic regions of the world. Melting permafrost, changing wildlife migration patterns, and new species of flora and fauna threaten to forever change the landscape of the North, as well as the lives of its people. In this book, Inuit elders and knowledge holders from eight Canadian Arctic communities Kugluktuk, Baker Lake, Pangnirtung, and Pond Inlet in Nunavut; Umiujaq, Kangiqsujuaq, and Kangiqsualujjuaq in Nunavik; and Nain in Nunatsiavut share their observations of climate change, including how it is affecting traditional ways of life. Paired with scientific analysis of the research findings, this book adds a valuable and unique insight to the academic literature on climate change.

About the authors

José Gérin-Lajoie is a researcher at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Her numerous publications and lectures have focused on berry ecology and environmental changes in the Canadian Arctic.

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Alain Cuerrier is an adjunct professor at l’Université de Montréal in the Department of Biological Sciences. He is also a botanist and researcher with the Montreal Botanical Gardens.

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Laura Siegwart Collier is a PhD candidate at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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