This investigation examines 120 youth life history narratives in Alaska Inupiat, Alaska Yup’ik, Canadian Inuit, Norwegian Sami and Siberian Eveny communities to identify shared and divergent stressors and patterns of resilience in the transition to adulthood.
The project is organized by the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at University of Alaska, Fairbanks and is funded by the NRF.
This week Oct 23-26, 2012, the research team and community groups meet in Washington DC for a three day cross-site work-shop, discussing findings and proceedings. The workshop is being held at S. Dillon Ripley Center at the Smithsonian Mall in Washington DC.
As a part of the work-shop the group attends the 18th Inuit Studies Conference 2012 held in DC this wee and will make a panel presentation to the conference on the research topic on Oct 25 1:30-3:00 at the Ripley Center.
UArctic VP Indigenous Jan Henry Keskitalo joins the work-shop and the conference.
Negotiating Pathways to Adulthood: Social Change and Indigenous Culture in Four Circumpolar Communities
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
This project has run since 2009 and focuses on contemporary dynamics of rapid social change that have dramatically affected the political, cultural, and economic systems of circumpolar Indigenous people. See the project website at www.uaf.edu/canhr/projects/nsf/