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Participation, Appropriation, Representation: Towards an inclusive, sustainable Arctic – Arctic Circle Assembly 2018 Side Event

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Participation, Appropriation, Representation: Towards an inclusive, sustainable Arctic – Arctic Circle Assembly 2018 Side Event

Event
Date
20 October 2018
Location
Reykjavík, Iceland
Speaker
Brendan O'Donnell

Ecologic Institute's Arctic Summer College, supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, organized a side event on the contexts of sustainable development in the Arctic, welcoming over 50 participants in the first session slot of Saturday at the Arctic Circle Assembly on 20 October 2018. A recording of the side event is available online.

Three experts shared their insights with the audience, providing their unique perspectives on:

  • the Northern European developments and their impacts on traditional Saami livelihoods (Jannie Staffansson, Saami Council),
  • on the journey of the Aishihik First Nation in the Yukon to ensure well-being and livelihoods for future generations (Jocelyn Joe-Strack, Subarctic Research & Strategy) and
  • on the representation and perception of the Arctic and its inhabitants in literature, poetry and photography (Brendan O'Donnell, Ecologic Institute US).

What does “sustainable” development mean from an Arctic perspective? Can low-carbon technologies have negative impacts on traditional livelihoods? How can indigenous views be included in land-use planning? Which Arctic narratives are guiding us?

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Organizer
Partner
Speaker
Brendan O'Donnell
Team
Brendan O'Donnell
Max Gruenig
Date
20 October 2018
Location
Reykjavík, Iceland
Language
English
Participants
50
Project ID
Keywords
Arctic Summer College, ASC, sustainable development, Arctic Circle Assembly, Samen, Saami Council, Aishihik, literature, poetry, photo art
Arktis, Yukon
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