Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APECS Webinars

Indigenous Knowledge management through Information and Communication Technologies
Heidi McCann, Colleen Strawhacker, Peter Pulsifer
Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) at the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, USA

Community-based research by, with, and for Arctic Indigenous peoples has become recognized as a valuable source of data and often involves knowledge and observations of residents and local experts. These data frequently take the form of recordings or books, but recent development of Information Technologies of various kinds such as GIS, interactive mapping, and websites documenting oral histories allow for Indigenous Arctic research to be made available to communities, researchers, and other interested groups. In this webinar, we will present a review of various systems being developed through the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge in the Arctic (ELOKA) as well as discuss the opportunities to collect, manage and represent Indigenous knowledge through Information and Communication Technology. Throughout the presentation, we will discuss issues that must be considered and addressed throughout the project including practical challenges, appropriate representation, and ethical and legal issues.

Indigenous Knowledge & Communities
  • Arctic
APECS Nordic Webinars 2013

Norden logo blankThe APECS Nordic Project "Bridging Early Career Researchers and Indigenous Peoples in Nordic Countries" conducted by APECS in 2013-2015 and funded in part by the Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Cooperation Programme, featured a series of six webinars. The webinar series identified current research challenges from the perspective of ECRs and Indigenous peoples and aimed to define potential solutions to overcome these existing challenges to communication and other research issues.

The webinar series was organized by Jocelyn Torma (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Yulia Zaika (Khibiny educational and scientific base MSU, Faculty of Geography M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia). For more information go to the APECS Nordic Project and APECS Nordic Webinars websites.

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