In this video segment adapted from the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Alaska Native peoples describe the importance of observing regular changes in the land and the weather. A female Inuit elder explains how it was traditionally the task of the women and girls to forecast the weather for hunting trips. Recent changes in climate have increased the uncertainty of using the traditional knowledge of Alaska Native science to predict the weather and associated animal behaviors, and this is having an impact on the subsistence lifestyle.
This media asset was adapted from "Inuit Observations on Climate Change" by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
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