Event Details



Photograph of hunters on top of a large ice formation. Photograph Courtesy of Igor Krupnik, 2008.

It’s Cold But Not Cold Enough: Understanding Arctic Change through Indigenous Communities
 
Dates: 11/14/2012
Time:  1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location:  Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Rachel Carson Room
 
Summary: In 2007, the NPS funded a project titled Sea Ice Knowledge and Use: The Ice We Want Our Children to Know. Smithsonian anthropologist and lead investigator on the SIKU project, Dr. Igor Krupnik will discuss the project.
 
Fees: Free
 
Details:

The Arctic is experiencing environmental change at twice the pace of the rest of the planet. In 2007, the NPS Shared Beringian Heritage Program funded a collaborative project titled Sea Ice Knowledge and Use: The Ice We Want Our Children to Know that became a pillar of a three-year international effort. Smithsonian anthropologist and lead investigator on the SIKU project, Dr. Igor Krupnik will discuss the collaboration of partners from five nations and from more than 30 Indigenous communities across Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia and the resulting research.


Special Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible. 

Location – The Rachel Carson Room is located next to the Post Office in the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.

U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240
For more information call Diana Ziegler (202) 208-4743
www.doi.gov/interiormuseum

 
Contact: Diana Ziegler
 
Email: Diana_Ziegler@ios.doi.gov
 
Phone: 202-208-4743
 
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