Indigenizing Arctic Research

22 March 2024 | 10:30 - 12:30 (UK)

Open Session - ON-SITE ONLY

Room: Duddingston (JMCC)

Organiser: Varvara Korkina Williams (Dartmouth College, United States)


Event Description:

Given the prevalent attention to increasing equity and Indigenous leadership within co-productive and applied Arctic research, there is a rising need for the direct involvement of Arctic Indigenous Peoples to guide the broad and growing global research agendas across their homelands. This session will explore understandings of what “Indigenizing Arctic research” may look like in practice, what the intended benefits are to Arctic Peoples, science, and broader societies, and where there may be strategic opportunities for implementation. 

These discussions are critical and timely as part of the ongoing engagement process with Arctic Indigenous Peoples to inform and influence the Fourth International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP IV) process, which will culminate in 2025, the upcoming International Polar Year (2032/33), and other key Arctic research planning initiatives.