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IAP 2005 Activity

The Canadian Arctic: Nunavik Natural History , Wildlife and Society in Ancient and Modern Times
Henry I. Smith
Tue Jan 25 thru Fri Jan 28, 11am-12:00pm, 32-144, Additional daily mtg: 2-3PM

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

The Arctic region of Northern Quebec known as Nunavik, a remote and wild land of spectacular scenery, challenging weather, exotic wildlife and resilient, fascinating Inuit people, from photographs and video by MIT professors. An Inuit guest lecturer from Nunavik's Katavik Regional Government will discuss aspects of ancient and modern Inuit society, how that society is coping with rapid
changes brought about by electronic communication, and
discuss economic development benign to the fragile Arctic ecosystem. Information on hiking, kayaking, and other ecotourism opportunities in Nunavik. The recent movie, Fast Runner, will be shown, as well as archival movies of ancient survival techniques. Note: Class also meets for second session on the listed days, 2PM to 3PM.
Contact: Cynthia Lewis, cindy@nano.mit.edu
Sponsor: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Latest update: 28-Oct-2004

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