Inuit conservation is transforming life and work in the Arctic – IRPP

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by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2022173 Views

March 29, 2022

An emerging Inuit-led conservation sector draws on hunting and fishing to innovate in areas like eco-tourism, food security, environmental management.

COVID-19 continues to disrupt employment in remote northern communities. For the Inuit of Nunavut, unemployment has worsened: between August and October 2021, almost a quarter of them were looking for work. At 22.3 per cent, unemployment was slightly more than two-percentage points higher for unemployment over the previous year.

Amidst the disruptions, Inuit are turning to land-based skills to sustain their communities. Skills like hunting and harvesting contribute to community resilience and economic recovery. With the right support, these skills could play a larger role in northern economies.

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