Silalirijiit Project: Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River), Nunavut, Canada, Weather Station Network

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Product Type
Observation Platform
Product Status
Ongoing
Data Type
Indigenous terminology
Quantitative (environmental) data
Topics
Weather
Geographic Area
Canada
Nunavut
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About this product

Clyde River (Kangiqtugaapik) is located on the east coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut. Starting in 2009, local hunters and Elders partnered with researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University to initiate the Silalirijiit Project.

An Inuktitut word, silalirijiit (pronounced see-lah-LEE-ree-yeet) means "those who work with weather." This project facilitates collaboration and knowledge exchange between Inuit experts, visiting scientists, hunters, Elders, and youth. It braids Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ), environmental modeling, and a unique methodological approach that incorporates on-the-land teaching and learning. The project seeks to understand local and regional weather patterns and weather changes, and aims to identify weather and other environmental information that are of most importance and use to people in the Clyde River area.

Read about the project's history here.