Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 15 December 2008

For further information, please go to: http://www.imr.no/assw2009/sessions/indigenous_cultures

Or contact:
Deanna Paniataaq Kingston
Email: deanna.kingston@oregonstate.edu

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Abstracts are now being accepted for session 6, "Indigenous Cultures - Past and Future," to be convened during the International Symposium of the 10th Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW 2009), 24-26 March 2009, in Bergen, Norway. This session offers an opportunity to bring indigenous scholars, and scholars who have worked with indigenous communities, from the Arctic into discussion with scientists from around the world. The full session description is available at:  http://www.imr.no/assw2009/sessions/indigenous_cultures.

The session welcomes papers that address the challenges facing arctic indigenous peoples in the past, present, and future and which enlighten both the positive and negative opportunities and impacts. Presentations will be 20 minutes followed by a 5-minute question and answer period.
Details on for abstract submission can be found on the ASSW website: http://www.imr.no/assw2009.

The ASSW 2009 is jointly organized by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Arctic Ocean Science Board (AOSB), European Polar Board (EPB), Pacific Arctic Group (PAG), Ny-Alesund Science Managers Committee (NySMAC), Forum for Arctic Research Operators (FARO) and International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA). For the first time, the ASSW 2009 will include an International Symposium with the theme "Arctic Connections: Results of 150 Years of Research." The ASSW
2009 International Symposium is a high profile, international venue for the presentation and exchange of the latest developments in arctic science.

For further information about this session, please go to: http://www.imr.no/assw2009/sessions/indigenous_cultures

Or contact:
Deanna Paniataaq Kingston
Email: deanna.kingston@oregonstate.edu

The abstract submission deadline for this and all other sessions is Monday, 15 December 2008.

For further information about the ASSW 2009, including instructions for submitting an abstract, please visit the conference website: http://www.imr.no/assw2009.