Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Ice Safety Mapping

SmartICE team members Katherine Wilson and Andrew Arreak have co-designed three maps with our Inuit management committee in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)—self-named Sikumiut— that illustrate important sea ice travel safety information based on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. Click on the images below to enlarge.

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit for Sea-Ice Travel Safety

SmartICE team members Katherine Wilson and Andrew Arreak have co-designed two posters with our Inuit management committee in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)—self-named Sikumiut— that illustrate important sea ice travel safety information based on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. Illustrations are by Jamesie Itulu, Mittimatalik. Click on the images below to enlarge.

 

If you’d like printed copies of the maps or posters, contact:

Katherine Wilson Director of Knowledge Co-Production
katherine@smartice.org

 

Other Projects

Sikumik Qaujimajjuti – Augmenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge with Geospatial Technologies to Mitigate Travel Risk in Arctic Communities

This project includes the development of a holistic, culturally appropriate, and sustainable training curriculum that provides Inuit youth the skills they need to interpret satellite imagery and create ice travel safety maps for their community. Local map production will build community engagement and transferable skills for youth, while ensuring enhanced integration, preservation, and transfer of local traditional knowledge. The project is piloting in Pond Inlet and Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, and Nain, Nunatsiavut with plans for expansion to more SmartICE serviced communities across Inuit Nunangat. Read the full project press release here.

Funded by the Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF). Other contributors include Pinnguaq and the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC).

Read more about our other community projects here.

 

For more information on the Sikumik Qaujimajjuti project, contact:

Lynn Moorman Geospatial Education Curriculum Development
lynn@smartice.org