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Join us for a conversation with an award-winning social enterprise that empowers northern communities to adapt to increasingly unpredictable conditions.

When: 17th March 2022 11:30 am EST

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This webinar is an opportunity to participate in a conversation with Trevor Bell and his team from SmartICE - a Canadian award-winning social enterprise that empowers northern communities to adapt to increasingly unpredictable ice conditions with remote monitoring technology and Indigenous knowledge.

This interactive discussion will involve SmartICE staff from across Inuit Nunangat communities, including Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), Nunainguk (Nain), and Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay). It will explore Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit knowledge and values) of safe ice travel, Inuit ways of knowing and learning in the context of operator training (Pilimmaksaqniq Sikulirijimik), and the co-creation of community Ice Travel Safety Maps (Sikumik Qaujimajjuti).

The lecture series is a part of the 75 anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Iceland organized by the Embassy of Canada in Reykjavik, Embassy of Iceland in Ottawa in partnership with Polar Knowledge Canada and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN).