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  • Policy

    • Advancing Implementation of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, link
    • White House Arctic Science Ministerial: September 28, 2016, link
    • U.S.-Nordic Leaders’ Summit Joint Statement, link
    • FACT SHEET: U.S.-Nordic Collaboration on Climate Change, the Arctic, and Clean Energy, link
    • Russian Maritime Policy 2020, link
    • Russian Federation's Policy for the Arctic.pdf, link
    • National Strategy for the Arctic Region, link
    • Kingdom of Denmark Strategy for the Arctic 2011– 2020, link
    • Finland Arktinen strategia 2013 , link
    • Statement on Canada’s Arctic Foreign Policy, link
    • A Parliamentary Resolution on ICE Arctic Policy approved by Althingi, link
    • 2013 Arctic Research Plan, link
    • Joint Communication to the European Parlament and the Council, link
    • Norway’s Arctic Policy - Summary, link
    • The Research Council of Norway: Research strategy for the arctic and northern regions, link


    General Readings

    • Arctic Social Sciences Opportunities in Arctic Research (1999), link
    • AHDR-II (2014) Arctic Human Development Report: Regional Processes and Global Linkages, link
    • The Arctic in the Anthropocene (2014, link

    Data and methods

    • Pulsifer, P., Gearheard, S., Huntington, H. P., Parsons, M. A., McNeave, C., & McCann, H. S. (2012).Special Issue on ELOKA.. Polar Geography, 35(3-4)

    Sustainability science

    • ICARP III Arctic Sustainability Science summary (TBA)
    • Chapin III, F. S., Kofinas, G. P., & Folke, C. (Eds.). (2009). Principles of ecosystem stewardship: resilience-based natural resource management in a changing world. Springer Science & Business Media.


    • Rasmussen R.O. et al., 2011. Megatrends. TemaNord, link
    • Smith, L. C. (2010). The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future. Penguin.
    • AMSA


    • Huskey, L. (2006). Limits to growth: remote regions, remote institutions. The Annals of Regional Science, 40(1), 147-155.
    • Petrov, A. N. (2008). Talent in the cold? Creative capital and the economic future of the Canadian North. Arctic, 162-176.
    • Bob Reiss 2012. The Eskimo and the Oil Man: the battle at the top of the world for America’s Future
    • ICC Alaska Food Security Report, link
    • RESDA Gap reports, link


    • Julie Crukshank Do Glaciers Listen? (2005, UBC press; reprinted by U Washington)




    • T. Max Friesen, « The Arctic CHAR Project: Climate Change Impacts on the Inuvialuit Archaeological Record », Les nouvelles de l'archéologie [En ligne], 141 | 2015, mis en ligne le 30 septembre 2015, consulté le 21 janvier 2016. URL :  ; DOI : 10.4000/nda.3098
    • Kintigh, Keith L. et al. (2014) Grand challenges for archaeology. PNAS January 21, 2014  vol. 111 no. 3 link

    Human-environmental relations

    • Brewington, Seth, et al. "Islands of change vs. islands of disaster: Managing pigs and birds in the Anthropocene of the North Atlantic." The Holocene(2015): 0959683615591714.
    • M. Cone 2007. Silent Snow: the slow poisoning of the Arctic. First Grove Press.
    • Ursula Heise 2008 Sense of Place and Sense of Planet. Oxford University Press
    • Engelhard, Georg H., et al. "ICES meets marine historical ecology: placing the history of fish and fisheries in current policy context." ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil (2015): fsv219.
    • Campbell, Sarah K. and Virginia L. Butler (2010).  Archaeological evidence for resilience of Pacific Northwest salmon populations and the socioecological system over the last ~7500 years. Ecology and Society 15(1):17. link


    • Carson, D. B. (Ed.). (2011). Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. Migration (Southcott & Huskey)
    • Huskey, L., & Southcott, C. (2010). Migration in the Circumpolar North: issues and contexts. CCI Press.
    • Trovato, F., & Romaniuk, A. (2014). Aboriginal Populations: Social, Demographic, and Epidemiological Perspectives. University of Alberta.


    Traditional Knowledge

    • Bohensky, E. L., & Maru, Y. (2011). Indigenous knowledge, science, and resilience: what have we learned from a decade of international literature on “integration”. Ecology and Society, 16(4), 6.
    • Houde, N. (2007). The six faces of traditional ecological knowledge: challenges and opportunities for Canadian co-management arrangements. Ecology and Society, 12(2), 34.
    • Thornton, T. F., & Scheer, A. M. (2012). Collaborative engagement of local and traditional knowledge and science in marine environments: a review. Ecology and Society, 17(3), 8.
    • Exploring the role of traditional Ecological knowledge in climate change initiatives Kirsten Vinyeta and Kathy Lynn. 2013 Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-879. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 37 p. link
    • Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Impacts, Experiences and Actions Julie Koppel Maldonado, Benedict Colombi, Rajul Pandya, Editors ISBN 978-3-319-05266-3 Previously published in Climatic Change, Volume 120, Issue 3, 2013
    • Alaskan Inuit Food Security Conceptual Framework: How to Assess the Arctic from an Inuit Perspective Technical Report Inuit Circumpolar Council - Alaska, 2015 link
    • Local Knowledge as a Model of Climate Change Mitigation by Nichlas Emmons The Inuit Circumpolar Council – Alaska (ICC-AK) recently released a report that strongly tied the protection of traditional aspects of culture to the protection of the natural environment. © 2016, Inc., 01/21/16. link
    • What is Natural?: Epilogue to Preserving Yellowstone's Natural Condition: Science and the Perception of Nature by James A. Pritchard Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:254-257;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.254
    • Case Study: Native Hawaiian Collection, Use, and Management of Plants and Plant Communities within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park by Jim Martin and Laura Carter Schuster Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:307-310;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.307
    • Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Beluga Whales Cultural Survival link
    • Climate and Politics Could Test Arctic People McGill University for Original Study Posted by Katherine Gombay-McGill Futurity, Earth and Environment, January 8, 2016 link
    • Weathering Uncertainty, Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation by Douglas Nakashima, Kirsty Galloway McLean, Hans Thulstrup, Ameyali Ramos Castillo and Jennifer Rubis
      Paris, UNESCO, and Darwin, UNU, 1Ó0 pp. 2012. ISBN 978-92-3-001068-3 (UNESCO), ISBN 978-0-9807084-8-6 (UNU)
    • Weaving Indigenous and sustainability sciences to diversify our methods Jay T. Johnson, Richard Howitt, Gregory Cajete, Fikret Berkes, Renee Pualani Louis &  Andrew Kliskey
    • Sustaining indigenous geographies through world heritage: a study of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park Mark Palmer
    • Weaving Indigenous science, protocols and sustainability science Kyle Powys Whyte, Joseph P. Brewer II, Jay T. Johnson
    • Atayal's identification of sustainability: traditional ecological knowledge and indigenous science of a hunting culture Wei-Ta Fang, Hsin-Wen Hu & Chien-Shing Lee
    • Indigenous Siberians solve collective action problems through sharing and traditional knowledge John P. Ziker, Joellie Rasmussen, David A. Nolin
    • Embracing the sacred: an indigenous framework for tomorrow’s sustainability science Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani & Christian P. Giardina
    • Indigenous ecological calendars define scales for climate change and sustainability assessments Ferdouz V. Cochran, Nathaniel A. Brunsell, Aloisio Cabalzar, Pieter-Jan van der Veld,  Evaristo Azevedo, Rogelino Alves Azevedo, Roberval Araújo Pedrosa, Levi J. Winegar
    • The role of Indigenous science and local knowledge in integrated observing systems: moving toward adaptive capacity indices and early warning systems Lilian Alessa, Andrew Kliskey, James Gamble, Maryann Fidel, Grace Beaujean, James Gosz
    • Niching sustainability in an Indigenous community: protected areas, autonomous initiatives, and negotiating power in natural resource management Pei-Shan Sonia Lin, Yen-Lan Liu
    • Participatory mapping to negotiate indigenous knowledge used to assess environmental risk Catherine J. Robinson, Kirsten Maclean, Ro Hill, Ellie Bock, Phil Rist
    • Sustainable development education, practice, and research: an indigenous model of sustainable development at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI, USA Michael J. Dockry, Katherine Hall, William Van Lopik, Christopher M. Caldwell
    • Taking different ways of knowing seriously: cross-cultural work as translations and multiplicity Laura Zanotti & Marcela Palomino-Schalscha
    • Inuit knowledge and environmental assessment in Nunavut, Canada Darek Gondor Traditional knowledge in a time of crisis: climate change, culture and communication R. D. K. Herman
    • For full references and additional information visit:
    • Gadamus and Raymond-Yakoubian 2014: Qualitative Participatory Mapping of Seal and Walrus Harvest and Habitat Areas:  Documenting Indigenous Knowledge, Preserving Local Values, and Discouraging Map Misuse  This one may also be of relevance to the workshop:
    • Raymond-Yakoubian 2015: Conceptual and Institutional Frameworks for Protected Areas, and the Status of Indigenous Involvement: Considerations for the Bering Strait Region of Alaska
    • Barnhardt, R. (2015) Cultivating education for cultural sustainability in Alaska native communities. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
    • Dublin, R., Sigman, M, Anderson, A., Barnhardt, R. & Topkok, S. (2014). COSEE-AK Ocean Science Fairs: A Science Fair Model That Grounds Student Projects in Both Western Science and Traditional Native Knowledge. Journal of Geoscience Education. (62)4: 166-176
    • Barnhardt, R. (2013). Indigenous Education Renewal in Rural Alaska. Honoring Our Children: Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students. J. Reyhner, W. S. Gilbert and L. Lochard. Flagstaff, AZ, Northern Arizona University.
    • Barnhardt, R., & Kawagley, A. O. (2011). Sharing Our Pathways: Native Perspectives on Education in Alaska. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
    • Barnhardt, R., & Kawagley, A. O. (Eds.). (2010). Alaska Native Education: Views From Within. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
    • Barnhardt, R. (2010). Indigenous Contributions to Sustainability. In A. Lovecraft, H. Eiken (Eds.), Perspectives on a Changing Arctic: Indigenous Knowledge, Climate Change and Sustainability. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press.
    • Barnhardt, R. (2010). Alaska Native Science Fairs. In Polar Science and Global Climate: An International Resource for Education and Outreach, Pearson Custom Publishing.
    • Barnhardt, R. (2009). Place-based Education and Indigenous Knowledge in Alaska. In F. Kanda, D. Ubukata & P. Ohmori (Eds.), Education for a Sustainable Society. Kushiro, Japan: Hokkaido University of Education.
    • Barnhardt, R. (2009). Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Higher Education: Preparing Alaska Native PhD's for Leadership Roles in Research. Canadian Journal of Native Education. Vol. 31, No. 2 (Winter Issue).
    • Barnhardt, R. (2009). The Implementation of a World Indigenous Accreditation Authority. In L. S. Warner & G. Gipp (Eds.), Tradition and Culture in the Millennium: Tribal Colleges and Universities. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
    • Barnhardt, R., O.R. Rasmussen and J.H. Keskitalo (2008). Arctic Social Indicators: Education. In J.N. Larsen & P. Schweitzer (Eds.), Arctic Social Indicators. Copenhagen: Arctic Council.
    • Barnhardt, R. (2008). Theory Z + N: The Role of Alaska Natives in Administration. Democracy and Education, 17(2), pg. 15-22.
    • Barnhardt, R., & Kawagley, A. O. (2008). Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Education. In G. Fenstermacher, J. Wiens & D. Coulter (Eds.), Why Do We Educate? National Society for the Study of Education.
    • Barnhardt, R., Tippins, D., & Brandt, C. (2008). Locations of possibilities in tertiary science education: Responding to the voices of Navajo women. Cultural Studies and Science Education. (2)4.
    • Barnhardt, R., Archibald, J., Cajete, G., Cochran, P., McKinley, E., & Merculieff, L. (2007). The Work of Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley. Cultural Studies and Science Education, 2(1).
    • “Bilingualism, Culture and Identity” (co-authored with Maria Brisk and Courtney Clayton) in Culturally Responsive Teacher Education: Language, Culture and Community, Maria  Brisk, Ed., Lawrence Erlbaum, New York (2007).
    • “Creating a Place for Indigenous Knowledge in Education: The Alaska Native Knowledge Network” in Place-Based Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity, Greg Smith and David Gruenewald, Eds., Lawrence Erlbaum, New York (2007).
    • Barnhardt, R., & Kawagley, A. O. (2007). Culture, Chaos and Complexity: Catalysts for Change in Indigenous Education. In B. Despres (Ed.), System Thinkers in Action: A Field Guide for Effective Change Leadership in Education. New York, NY: Rowan & Littlefield Education.
    • “Culture, Community and Place in Alaska Native Education” Democracy and Education, Spring, 2006, 16(2), pp. 44-51.
    • For more information about the Gwich’in Caribou Project: Visit our web page at
    • Kaupapa Maori Research, Linda Tuhiwai Te Rina Smith, in "Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision", Marie Battist (ed)
    • "Indigenizing The Academy, Tranforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities"
    • The World Intellectual Property Organization Traditional Knowledge Documentation Toolkit "Indigenous Research Paradigm: A Conceptual Model" by Dr. Lori Lampert
    • Leonard, Wesley Y. & Erin Haynes. (2010). Making "Collaboration" Collaborative: An Examination of Perspectives that Frame Linguistic Field Research. Language Documentation & Conservation 4: 268-293. link
    • Rasmus, S.M. (2002). Repatriating words: Local knowledge in a global context. American Indian Quarterly, 26(2), 286-307.
    • Rasmus, S.M., Allen, J., & Ford, T. (2014). “Where I have to learn the ways how to live: Youth resilience in a Yup’ik village in Alaska. Transcultural Psychiatry, 51(5), 713-734, first published on May 13, 2014 doi:10.1177/1363461514532512.
    • Ulturgasheva, O., Rasmus, S., Wexler, L., Kral, M., & Nystad, K. (2014). Making the circle stronger: Comparative analysis of youth experience and resilience strategies across five arctic indigenous communities. Transcultural Psychiatry, 51(5), 735-756, doi:10.1177/1363461514547120
    • Rasmus, S.M. (2014). Indigenizing CBPR: Evaluation of a community-based participatory research process implementation of the Elluam Tungiinun (Towards Wellness) program in Alaska. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54(1-2), first published April 23,  2014, doi: 10.1007/s10464-014-9653-3.
    • Ulturgasheva, O., Rasmus, S. & Morrow, P. (2015). Toward resilient collaboration: Transformative moments in a circumpolar study of youth resilience. Arctic Anthropology, 52(1), 60-70. ISSN 0066-6939