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Environment Canada Website Features International Polar Year Projects

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Environment Canada spotlights Canadian research projects from the International Polar Year (2007-2008), a two year multidisciplinary scientific program organized through the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The international program involves over 60 countries, and includes research on changing snow and ice conditions, global linkages between polar oceans and global […]

“Field Notes”: Monthly Newsletter Focuses on Current Research in Circumpolar North

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Keep track of polar field service activities through the newsletter of the National Science Foundation’s arctic logistics contractor: VECO Polar Resources (VPR). Involved in over 100 research projects in Canada, Greenland, and the Circumpolar North, VPR provides transportation, field equipment, camp management, and safety training for field researchers through a global network of service providers. […]

An Ethno-Historical Cantata Tells Story of Ascencion Solorsano de Cervantes (1854-1930)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

The cultural history of the Amah-Mutsun (“San Juan”) Tribe is the subject of a new collaboration between librettist and mezzo-soprano Helene Joseph-Weil and composer Benjamin Broom. Set out in 14 scenes, and involving multi-media displays and spatial sound effects, the two hour cantata tells the story of Ascencion Solorsano de Cervantes (1854-1930), the last fluent […]

NOMAD and Long Term Monitoring of Migratory Reindeer Herds in Northern Samiland

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Mobile field station (NOMAD) combines social science and natural sciences to explore human-Rangifer interactions in the Kola Peninsula of the Russian Federation and the Murmansk Region of Samiland. Research seeks a comprehensive understanding of the changing environment, climate change, and resource use of domestic reindeer herding. Researchers will follow the herds for up to a […]

New Totem Pole Finds Home in Chicago Field Museum

Friday, April 6th, 2007

A new totem pole at the Chicago Field Museum draws on historical connections both near and far. The work is a collaboration of master Chilkoot-Tlingit carver Nathan Jackson and family, and is presented to the Field Museum as a gift of the Cape Fox Corporation and the Tlingit community of Saxman, Alaska. In 2001, the […]

Anthropologist Lydia T. Black (1925-2007)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Alaska Public Radio has provided an audio remembrance of anthropologist and author Lydia T. Black, who passed away in her home in Kodiak, Alaska, on Monday, March 12, 2007. The broadcast details stories from family and colleagues, and her passionate commitment to teaching and Alaska Native culture and history. You can hear the radio broadcast […]