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Time Tuesday, February 8 Wednesday, February 9 Thursday, February 10
7:00am -8:30am
Confederation Foyer
8:30am – 9:30am
Confederation II
Opening Plenary
  • Opening prayer and Algonquin welcome – Annie Smith St-George
  • Remarks by Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities – Diane McClymont Peace
  • Remarks by the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health – Susan Chatwood
  • Overview of workshop schedule – Erin Myers
Keynote Plenary
  • “Everything is connected: environment, economy, foreign policy, sustainability, human rights and leadership in the 21st century”
    Keynote – Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Briefing Plenary
  • “Sharing knowledge for a better future.” – Michael Westlake, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • “Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada.” – Duane Smith, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada
9:30am – 9:45am
Confederation Foyer
9:45am – 11:45am
Confederation I
Sharing our knowledge session I
  • Station 1 – “Real-time Monitoring for Travel Safety and Food Security in Salluit, Nunavik.” (Salluit, QC, 2010-2011)
  • Station 2 – “Climate Change and Health – Linking our Past and Future through our Traditions and Culture: An Ethno-Botanical Resource Study to determine the Effects of Climate Change on Traditional Ecosystems.” (Selkirk, YT, 2009-2010)
  • Station 3 – “Community Youth Researchers Survey on Polar Bear and Caribou: The Changing Way of Life in Fort Severn First Nation.” (Fort Severn, ON, 2010-2011)
  • Station 4 – “Aklavik Elder’s Traditional Knowledge, Climate Change and Community Health.” (Aklavik, NT, 2010-2011)
  • Station 5 – “Nisga’a women’s healthy foods, shelter, and education in the mountainous permafrost.” (Nisga’a, BC, 2010-2011)
  • Station 6 – “Monitoring and Surveillance of Water Borne Diseases in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Adapting to a Changing Climate in the North.” (Inuvik, NT, 2009-2010)
Sharing our knowledge session III
  • Station 1 – “Traditional Land Use Health Study.” (Little Salmon/Carmacks, YT, 2010-2011)
  • Station 2 – “Culturally important plants of the Ross River Dena, and associated impacts related to climate change.” (Ross River, YT, 2010-2011)
  • Station 3 – “Changing Climate, Changing Health, Changing Stories: a capacity development approach to community-based participatory health research in Nunatsiavut, Canada.” (Rigolet, NL, 2009-2011)
  • Station 4 – “Arnait Project: A women’s Retreat on Climate Change and Health.” (Clyde River, NU, 2010-2011)
  • Station 5 – “Climate Change and food (in) security among female Inuit: a case study.” (Igloolik, NU, 2008-2009)
  • Station 6 – “Food Security and Climate Change: Teslin Tlingit Research Food Security and Climate Change Health Impacts in Our Community” (Teslin, YT, 2010-2011)
Sharing our knowledge session V
  • Station 1 – “Determinants of Food Security among Inuit Women in Arviat, Nunavut: the role of climate change and multiple socio-economic stresses.” (Arviat, NU)
  • Station 2 – “Climate as a Health Determinant in the Aklavik region of the Northwest Territories.” (Aklavik, NT, 2008-2009)
  • Station 3 – “Health Risk and Climate Change in Sahtúot’ine Stories: Envisioning Adaptions with Elders and Youth in Délįnę, NT.” (Délįnę, NT, 2009-2010)
  • Station 4 – “Research of Traditional Medicinal Floral Resources within Acho Dene Koe First Nation’s Traditional Territory and the Impact of Climate Change.” (Fort Liard, NT, 2009-2010)
  • Station 5 – “The Northern Contaminants Program: Recent developments in climate change and community-based monitoring research.” (NCP)
  • Station 6 – “Our Land, Our Life, Our Future: Community Health, Climate Change & Community Based Adaptation Solutions Toward Wellness.” (Tuktoyaktuk and Fort Good Hope, NT, 2008-2009)
11:45am – 1:15pm
Confederation II
CSCH annual general meeting
1:15pm – 3:15pm
Confederation I
Sharing our knowledge session II
  • Station 1 – “To Feed Our Community Project.” (White River, YT, 2010-2011)
  • Station 2 – “Life with Ice: A special book project to report Inuit-led research on sea ice, sea ice use, and sea ice change in three Arctic communities.” (Clyde River, NU, 2008-2009)
  • Station 3 – “Establishment of Inuit Community Based Ice Monitoring and Surveillance Programs for Human Safety and Security.” (Nain & Hopedale, NL, 2008-2009) + “The development of an Inuit focused ecohealth program in Nain, Nunatsiavut: a pilot study for building capacity while adapting for a healthy future.” (Nain, NL, 2010-2011)
  • Station 4 – “Community Perspectives on Climate Change and Health: a Photovoice Research Project.” (Iqaluit, NU, 2009-2010)
  • Station 5 – “A Multi-disciplinary Investigation of Climate Change Impacts on Yukon River Traditional Foods and the Implications for Health and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in River Culture and Lifestyle.” (Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, YT, 2010-2011)
  • Station 6 – “Traditional Knowledge: A Blueprint for Change.” (North West River, NL, 2010-2011)
Sharing our knowledge session IV
  • Station 1 – “Tay River Caribou Herd: Preliminary Investigation.” (Ross River, YT, 2009-2010)
  • Station 2 – “Building Local Capacity to Monitor Microbiological Water Quality in the Streams and Rivers of Iqaluit Nunavut: towards protecting drinking water resources in a changing climate.” (Iqaluit, NU, 2009-2010)
  • Station 3 – “Impacts to the Health and Wellness of Jean Marie River First Nation in the Face of a Changing Climate.” (Jean Marie River, NT, 2010-2011)
  • Station 4 – “Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change: Assessing, Mitigating, and Communicating Health Risks.” (Igloolik, NU, 2009-2010)
  • Station 5 – “Community Action on Climate Change & Food Security Adaptation in Old Crow.” (Old Crow, YT, 2008-2011)
  • Station 6 – “Pauktuutit: Inuit Women of Canada.” (Iqaluit, NU, 2008-2009)
Closing plenary
  • Keynote – François Paulette
  • Next Steps
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Closing Prayer
3:15pm – 3:30pm
Confederation Foyer
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Adjoining Break Out Rooms
Break out session
  • Workshop 1 – “Tracking knowledge about food security.”
  • Workshop 2 – “Participatory research processes and ethics.”
  • Workshop 3 – “Internet and social media workshop.”
  • Workshop 4 – “Capacity Building for Planning Community-Based Projects or Proposals.”
Break out session
  • Workshop 1 – “Tracking knowledge about food security.”
  • Workshop 2 – “Participatory research processes and ethics.”
  • Workshop 3 – “Internet and social media workshop.”
  • Workshop 4 – “Capacity Building for Planning Community-Based Projects or Proposals.”
Confederation Foyer
Open invitation “Meet and Greet” with public officials
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Confederation II
(dinner on your own)
  • “The Students of Moose Kerr School Presents: A Documentary about Climate Change”
  • “Tukisinnik Community Research Forum”
  • “Healthy Food, Shelter, and Education in the Glacier Permafrost: Nisga’a Women Remember”
  • “Inuit Women’s Perspective on Climate Change: Impacts on Inuit Women’s Health”
  • “Teslin’s Voice”
  • “Our Changing Homelands, Our Changing Lives”
  • “Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change” green hosting open source