Science Chats Part 6: Niptaqtuq

Posted on Nov. 3, 2020

Join us in for this sixth Science Chat with Dr. Isla Myers-Smith from the University of Edinburgh, and Kayla Nanmak Arey an Inuvialuit from Aklavik, NWT as they talk about Team Shrub’s work on Qikiqtaruk (Herschel Island).

This sixth chat is titled Niptaqtuq, which means ‘a very clear and calm day.’

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Science Chats Part 5: Tariumi

Posted on Oct. 29, 2020

Join us in fifth Science Chat between Cameron Eckert from Yukon Parks, and Kayla Nanmak Arey an Inuvialuit from Aklavik, as they talk Qikiqtaruk (Herschel Island) ecological monitoring!

Our fifth Science Chat is titled Tariumi. The letter r in Inuvialuktun makes a guttural or throaty sound, leading into the next letter sound. So tariumi is pronounced “da-*throaty sound-yu-me.” Da-*yu-me. This means “on the ocean” like where Qikiqtaruk lies, on the Arctic Ocean.

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Science Chats Part 4: Akkupak

Posted on Sept. 28, 2020

Join us in this fourth Science Chat and check out the latest interview by Kayla Nanmak Arey with Wildlife Biologist Maria Leung as they discuss climate change, butterflies, and Arctic research. Kayla is an Inuvialuit from Aklavik – the western-most community in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

This fourth chat is titled Akkupak, which means ‘now.’

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Science Chats Part 2 & 3: Ahklavik & Anguniaglaniq

Posted on Sept. 28, 2020

Join us in this next Science Chat with Michelle Gruben of the Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee, Elizabeth Worden of the University of Manitoba, and Kayla Nanmak Arey an Inuvialuit from Aklavik as they talk about the beluga whale harvest and what it means for community members.

Our second chat is titled Ahklavik, which means ‘home of the barrenland grizzly.’ The third is titled Anguniaglaniq and that means ‘hunting traditions.’

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Science Chats Part 1: Igutchamik tautuktunga

Posted on Sept. 24, 2020

Join us in this first Science Chat between Syd Cannings of the Canadian Wildlife Service, and Kayla Nanmak Arey an Inuvialuit from Aklavik, as they talk North Slope bumblebees!

This first chat is titled Igutchamik tautuktunga. Pronounced ig-goo-cha-mick dau-dook-doong-uh. If you said that out loud, you just said “I see a bee” in Inuvialuit. A bee-fitting title!

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Tackling Climate Change on the Slope

Posted on Aug. 3, 2020

There are some incredible research programs on the Yukon North Slope exploring how our warming planet is affecting the north. And, there are many keen Inuvialuit observing change in their own backyard. There is still a lot we don't know, though. In order to move forward, we need to know what we don't know. Here is our latest look at the climate change knowledge gaps for the Yukon North Slope.

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The Leading Edge of Polar Bear Research

Posted on July 27, 2020

In the western Arctic, Indigenous values and culture are encouraging scientists to explore new ways of gathering information on polar bears. This knowledge is critical.


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2020 Council Meetings

Posted on May 13, 2020

Travel restrictions and safe meeting practices have changed how our Council does its work. 

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The Living North Podcast is Back!

Posted on May 8, 2020

After a three-year hiatus, we're back with a new episode of the Living North podcast. Since 2011, we've been jumping into conversation with researchers, harvesters, and policy makers to shine a light on conservation and management issues in the North. 

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Learning About Muskox on the Yukon North Slope

Posted on April 23, 2020

Muskox are an important part of the Yukon North Slope ecosystem. They are food for people and animals. As they roam, they cycle nutrients. And, they are a link to the region's prehistoric past, having survived the last ice age alongside caribou. But, there is still much we don't know about these shaggy, hoofed mammals. 

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