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RCN: Learning from Indigenous community-based researchers engaged in science around the Arctic


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Type of project
Project theme
Community & Indigenous Knowledge
Project topic
Climate research
Culture & history
Economics and business
Environmental science
Governance & political science

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Arctic (entire region)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 64.1814099, -51.6941381

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Science / project plan

This Research Coordination Network (RCN) establishes a network of Indigenous researchers in local communities across the Arctic. These researchers work in a variety of contexts, including collaborative research with visiting scientists, in their own traditional livelihoods and activities, community-based research and monitoring programs, and projects of all sizes and types that employ both Indigenous knowledge as well as western scientific methods. The approach of this RCN stresses the interest and need for Indigenous researchers to meet in their homelands and design research networking activities in their own ways. The overall goal of this RCN is to create a sense of community among these researchers who up until now have not had an opportunity to interact in person. The first of its kind in the Arctic, this RCN has the potential to foster new research ideas/priorities, understanding, collaborations, international partnerships, and knowledge exchange across Arctic communities and scientific disciplines. Forming such a network will give recognition to the importance of the work these researchers are already doing, the ways in which they are doing it, and building a support system as they continue.