A recent tweet by a Carleton University PhD graduate, Dr. Jenn Provencher, said something to the effect that Indigenous people are willing to share traditional knowledge, if they think you are willing to learn. She was live tweeting at the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) and was sending to twitter a paraphrase of one of the keynote’s, Sen Murray Sinclair’s, inspirational points. So true! For our work on avian cholera in the Arctic, Inuit participation, guidance, and direction was of paramount importance. Collectively, it steered another Carleton PhD candidate, now Dr. Sam Iverson, to many eider duck breeding colonies on islands along the shores of Hudson Strait.
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