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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Atlas of Inuit Sea Ice Knowledge and Use (Canada)

"In this atlas you will learn about Inuit knowledge of sea ice (siku) around Baffin Island, Nunavut. Sea ice is a part of life for Inuit in northern communities. All but one of Nunavut's communities is located along the coast. Even though lifestyles have changed a lot over the past 50 years, Inuit families still rely on the sea ice for travel, hunting, harvesting, diet, recreation, livelihoods, health and cultural values. Sea ice drives seasonal patterns of land and ocean use for both people and animals by freezing in the fall, being a solid cover or moving ice in the winter, and melting in the spring"

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