Expedition Team United

Theo Ikummaq After months of anticipation, all seven expedition members are finally united in Iqaluit. Inuit partners Theo Ikummaq, Simon Qamanirq, and Lukie Airut arrived right on time with 24 sled dogs in tow. The group spent several hours shuttling the dogs and gear from the airport to the base camp and out onto the […]

Sheila Watt-Cloutier testimony

Inuit activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Shelia Watt-Cloutier testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on March 1, 2007. Her message was clear: Climate change threatens to undermine the culture, health, and livelihood of the Inuit and other indigenous people around the world. Here is a portion of her testimony: “While Inuit are […]

Quotes from Baffin Island Inuit

Inuit people from across Alaska and Canada delivered a petition to the Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Quotes from members of the communities through which the Global Warming 101 expedition has traveled are highlighted in the petition. These quotes give an intimate perspective on day-to-day realities of living in a warming climate: “Even areas […]