Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Climate change is more advanced in the Arctic than anywhere else on Earth. It is also more visible there, because the difference between ice and water is just a fraction of one degree. But climate change is more than a matter of natural science. It affects the mental health of northerners, the cultural resilience of Indigenous peoples, efforts at reconciliation and self-government, and Canada's relations with other states. This panel will examine the effects of climate change in the Arctic from the overlapping perspectives of Indigenous peoples, the social sciences, and the humanities.
Moderator: Michael Byers, UBC
Dalee Sambo Dorough, International Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council (climate change and Indigenous peoples)
Anna Hudson, York University (climate change and culture)
Tony Penikett, Simon Fraser University, and former Premier of the Yukon (climate change and Northern governance)
Frédéric Lasserre, Université Laval (climate change and foreign policy)