SIKU: Knowing Our Ice

SIKU: Knowing Our Ice

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By exploring indigenous peoplea€™s knowledge and use of sea ice, the SIKU project has demonstrated the power of multiple perspectives and introduced a new field of interdisciplinary research, the study of social (socio-cultural) aspects of the natural world, or what we call the social life of sea ice. It incorporates local terminologies and classifications, place names, personal stories, teachings, safety rules, historic narratives, and explanations of the empirical and spiritual connections that people create with the natural world. In opening the social life of sea ice and the value of indigenous perspectives we make a novel contribution to IPY, to science, and to the publicDocumenting Inuit Sea Ice Knowledge and Use Igor Krupnik, Claudio Aporta, Shari Gearheard, Gita J. Laidler, Lene Kielsen Holm ... also sparked investigations into the human dimensions of climate change (Ford 2000; Cruikshank 2001; Fenge 2001; ... As scientific assessments of change move from documentation to exploration of adaptive and mitigative strategies ... 2009). This integration is necessary to adequately incorporate the multiple stressors of northern life into assessmentsanbsp;...

Title:SIKU: Knowing Our Ice
Author: Igor Krupnik, Claudio Aporta, Shari Gearheard, Gita J. Laidler, Lene Kielsen Holm
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-07-08

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