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dc.contributor.advisorKuppe, René
dc.contributor.authorWaters, Eleanor
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-05T12:18:53Z
dc.date.available2018-04-05T12:18:53Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/20.500.11825/471
dc.descriptionSecond semester University: University of Viennaen_US
dc.description.abstractArctic ice is melting at unprecedented rates, drastically altering arctic ecosystems, habitats, and lifestyles. Due to their subsistence ways of life, indigenous peoples have comparatively contributed very little to climate change, yet they are among the first to bear the brunt of its negative effects. Arctic indigenous peoples see human-induced climate change as a human rights issue, closely intertwined with self-determination and land rights. The various indigenous voices of the arctic tell us they want to defend their cultures and will not be mere victims. They are increasingly vocal and involved in local, regional, and global solutions. The research in this paper reveals the impacts of climate changes on traditional arctic ways of life. The contributions of indigenous ecological knowledge to adaptation initiatives are assessed and indigenous worldviews with inherent ties to the environment are discussed. A case study exposes the challenges of incorporating indigenous knowledge in Western science and politics. The Arctic Voices have a groundswell of support among scientists, researchers, environmentalists, and humanitarians yet there is very little government policy or action to help them combat climate change. As Arctic peoples continue to amplify their voices, policy and decision makers must listen in order to reach ethical and sustainable solutions to this crisis. Keywords: climate change; arctic; indigenous knowledge; indigenous rights; policyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMA theses 2013/2014;84
dc.relation.hasversionGlobal Campus awarded thesis: https://doi.org/20.500.11825/223
dc.subjectclimatic changesen_US
dc.subjectArtic regionsen_US
dc.subjectindigenous peoplesen_US
dc.titleArctic voices from the frontlines of a warming world : the importance of indigenous knowledge in the climate change discourseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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