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Co-chairs: Steven Lonsdale (Qikiqtani Inuit Association)

To be confirmed (IRC)


The importance of Indigenous Knowledge for environmental decision-making is now widely recognized. The Arctic is undergoing rapid climate, environmental, and socio-economic change, and with these changes come opportunities and challenges that require evidence-based decision-making. Arctic communities possess a wealth of knowledge about the land and water, and understand the pressures on the bio-physical environment and on ways of life.

This session seeks to showcase partnerships with Indigenous communities and organizations and the respectful use of Indigenous Knowledge in all phases of the decision-making process, including for impact assessments, regional assessments, resource management, and studies on climate change and its effects.