written by Eleonora Milazzo – ACCEL European Fellow
Dr. Bernard Funston (Northern Canadian Consulting) underlined in his interview with ACCEL that:
“(…) we often talk about sustainable development in the Arctic and we seem to fail to understand that until very recently indigenous peoples were living sustainably. We don’t have to teach them but learn from them.”
What we need to understand as we approach the topic of Arctic sustainable development is that incorporating local and indigenous knowledge is paramount for the future of the Arctic.