Whapmagoostui & Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik
Year(s) Funded: 2014-2015
Topic Area: Access to Land
Contact: Adam Lewis, Makivik Corporation, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Partners: Makivik Corporation, Cree Trappers Association, Sakkuq Landholding Corporation of Kuujjuaraapik, Cree Regional Authority, Strata360
Title: Real-time Monitoring for Travel Safety and Food Security in the Cree and Inuit communities of Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuaraapik (Nunavik)
Action: This project brought together both Cree and Inuit organizations and community for the purpose of implementing an ice monitoring system in the neighbouring Inuit and Cree communities of Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuaraapik. The monitoring program encompasses multiple areas of study including: warmer and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and travel safety. This project identified locally observed changes in climate and examined their impacts on travel route safety (i.e. have the travel routes been changing in recent times and why? How are travel routes determined to be safe?) and Traditional harvesting activities for food security for the local and Inuit and Cree populations. The project also investigated and identified appropriate technologies for the strengthening of community-based ice monitoring and travel safety systems.
Results: The development of adaptation and monitoring tools to support safe access by the Inuit and Cree to land and resources in southern Nunavik. Identify locally observed changes in climate and examine their impacts on travel route safety and traditional harvesting activities and food security for the local Inuit and Cree populations. Translation of traditional knowledge into Geographic Information Systems (traditional knowledge spatial maps generated).
Outputs: A monitoring tool and database were developed.