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EcoHealth Research with Indigenous Communities

InukBook covered by Canadian Geographic

The InukBook program was recently highlighted by Canadian Geographic in an interview with Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo.

“Thawing permafrost and other changes in weather and precipitation patterns are having a number of adverse effects on Inuit culture, not the least of which being climate change-related health impacts like increased risk of injury due to unstable ice. Today, “monitoring” is the foremost recommended health/climate strategy. Many monitoring structures in place in the North, however, aren’t organized to reflect the values and preferences of Indigenous people. Cue the InukSUK program (with SUK standing for strength, understanding and knowledge, principles that underpin Inuit notions of health and wellbeing)….”  Click here to read the article.

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