Research | Queen’s University Canada

Learning from the Land

The transmission and documentation of traditional knowledge and skills is of great importance to Inuit, especially considering the continuing social, environmental, and economic changes in the Arctic. I am examining how Inuit traditional knowledge is generated and shared through a case study of an existing project in Ulukhaktok called Nunamin Illihakvia, which means "learning from the land" in Inuinnaqtun. Participants from other Inuvialuit communities were invited to travel to Ulukhaktok in February 2020 to participate in cultural activities that promoted discussion on what a cultural learning program should include. This photo shows our first trip out on Queen's Bay together.
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Photographer's affiliation: 
Graduate student
Academic areas: 
Arts and Science
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
Art of Research categories: 
Community collaborations
[Researchers and community members travelling on snowmobiles to Ulukhaktok]
Grad student
Faculty of Arts and Science
School of Environmental Studies
School of Graduate Studies
Mobilizing Creativity and Enabling Cultures
Resurgent Indigenous Research in Local and Global Contexts
Society, Culture and Human Behaviour
Equity, Anti-Racism and Inclusion
Location of photograph: 
Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Photographer's name: 
Sarah Flisikowski
Display Photographers Affiltion + Faculty or Department: 
Graduate Student, School of Environmental Studies