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Using Indigenous Knowledge in Scientific Research in the Arctic

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Having been able to survive in the harsh Arctic climate for millennia, indigenous Northern communities have extensive intimate knowledge about the Arctic ecosystems in which they live. Increasingly, researchers are taking advantage of this wealth of knowledge to help them study the ecosystems of the Far North and how climate change is affecting them.

One programme to monitor ice cover being run by the Nunavik Research Centre (NRC), the research arm of Qu

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