SFN coming to the AAAS in Boston, Feb 2017

The Sustainable Futures North team is pleased to announce that we will be leading a panel discussion at the upcoming AAAS meeting in Boston in February. Entitled “Sustainability in the changing Arctic: interdisciplinary insights for policy,” the session will present new policy-focused arctic systems research in Alaska and Canada that links studies of sea-ice, human migration, socioeconomic and ecological change, and food, water, and energy security.  First, we will screen our 10-minute short film “Sea Ice Secure”, one of six in a series, to illustrate ethnographic film as a medium by which research and local knowledge can inform policy. Led by Craig Fleener, an Alaska Native leader and arctic policy advisor to the Governor of Alaska, our panel will give brief talks on the changes affecting Northern communities, from global to local scales, and discuss ways that both indigenous knowledge and western science can help policymakers understand these serious problems, support sustainable development, and enable local people to strengthen, rather than sacrifice, their security and self-determination. 

Posted on August 2, 2016 .