Indigenous knowledge, research are key to protecting the Arctic
“I want to thank Governor General Julie Payette for the generous invitation to join her on this important expedition to the Arctic. Through such first-hand experiences, we can better understand the issues faced by Inuit communities and northern residents, and we will continue encouraging stronger partnerships that help bridge the gap between Indigenous knowledge and research.”
– The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport
Budget 2018 is providing the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada with $3.8 million in 2018–19 to develop a strategic plan that identifies new ways of doing research with Indigenous communities.
Budget 2018 is also providing $20.6 million over four years to POLAR Knowledge Canada to support the Canadian High Arctic Research Station campus and enable world-class cutting-edge research that strengthens Canadian leadership in polar science and technology.
The Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen provides a platform for scientists to explore the vast reaches of the Arctic.
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Ann Marie Paquet
Office of the Minister of Science and Sport
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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