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9. What are Indigenous Peoples’ contributions and perspectives to the study of mercury in the Arctic?

8 April 2022

Summary

The value of IK has been increasingly concerns of Nunavimmiut (residents of Nunavik) and respects recognized by scientists and governments in the Arctic and and utilizes Inuit values and knowledge in the process. [...] To include examples in this chapter, principal The present chapter reviews some of the Indigenous investigators of CBM projects in the circumpolar Arctic contributions in Hg research and monitoring activities in the were contacted and asked for a description of the activities. [...] This research is crucial to support food security, in the project descriptions in the text of the chapter below and health and the well-being of Arctic Indigenous Peoples, as to the project numbers given in Appendix Table 9.1 (A9.1). [...] This collaboration has been led by and knowledge have been critical for the donation of samples the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, with local members of the teams having played key roles within the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission and the captains the practical and logistic aspects of the partnerships. [...] In the Finnish Arctic, the impacts of Hg contamination in relation to hydropower development and forestry practices Russia on Sámi communities and wildlife were investigated around the Lokka and Porttipahta reservoirs (Lapland) between 2000 As is the case in other Arctic regions, the main sources of Hg and 2010.

Pages
22
AMAP
Arctic Monitoring And Assessment Programme