The Arctic: the role of indigenous peoples

written by Eleonora Milazzo – ACCEL European Fellow

Illustrations by Dayanita Ramesh - ACCEL North American Fellow
Illustrations by Dayanita Ramesh – ACCEL North American 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.

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