Headline: Climate Change in the Arctic: How Indigenous Knowledge and Science Can Help

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IASS/Karsten Häcker

The Embassy of Canada in Berlin, the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies are hosting a panel discussion and reception on

Wednesday, 20th February 2019
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45, 14473 Potsdam

Featuring a keynote speech by
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, Consultant – Subarctic Research & Strategy and PhD Candidate – University of
Saskatchewan

Jocelyn Joe-Strack, Daqualama, is a member of the Wolf Clan of northwestern Canada’s Champagne and Aishihik First Nation. Jocelyn is an Indigenous scientist, philosopher and entrepreneur who strives to evolve tomorrow’s policies by blending yesterday’s ancestral lessons with today’s systematic knowledge. She uses her experience as a trained microbiologist, hydrologist and policy analyst along with her cultural foundations to explore resilient approaches to challenges such as climate change, societal wellbeing, and valuation in economics and policy. With her business, Subarctic Research & Strategy, she is currently leading development of a progressive Land Use Plan for her First Nation’s Traditional Territory – which will contribute to the Yukon-wide regional land planning process. Daqualama was born and currently lives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

And presentations by

  • Prof. Dr. Hugues Lantuit, Coastal Permafrost Geomorphologist, Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research & Adjunct Professor, University of Potsdam
  • Dr. Volker Rachold, Head of German Arctic Office, Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
  • Dr. Kathrin Stephen, Scientific Project Leader GloCAST (Global Change and Arctic Sustainable Transformations), Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
  • Vilena Valeeva, Research Associate and PhD candidate, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

Moderated by
Ghislain Robichaud, Science and Technology Counsellor, Embassy of Canada in Berlin

The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception.

The event will be held in English. Admission is free. Please RSVP by February 18 at
brendon.mustill@international.gc.ca