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The Meaning of Ice People and Sea Ice in Three Arctic Communities

By: Shari Fox Gearheard(Editor), Lene Kielsen Holm(Editor), Henry Huntington(Editor), Joe Mello Leavitt(Editor), Andrew R Mahoney(Editor), Margaret Opie(Editor), Toku Oshima(Editor), Joelie Sanguya(Editor)
366 pages, 300 colour & b/w photos and illustrations, colour maps
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The Inuit relationship with sea ice told through stories, artwork and photographs
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The Meaning of Ice is about the Inuit relationship with sea ice. Focusing on three communities, the book presents the annual cycle of ice and associated activity, discusses the meaning of sea ice for each location, and compares the ways in which each group of people has adapted to their environment and is now adjusting as that environment changes.

The Meaning of Ice was written by a team of researchers, including local residents, who spent time together in Barrow, Alaska; Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada; and Qaanaaq, Greenland. In each place they traveled on the ice, learned about local ice terminology and dynamics, and shared stories and ideas. The format of the book reflects the various ways the team members know sea ice, through the words and images of local residents organized around themes such as "home", "food", and "freedom". Maps, calendars, and the rich Inuit vocabulary for sea ice provide additional insights into the Inuit relationship with sea ice.
 

Contents

- Contributors
- Introduction
- About This Book
- A note on reading The Meaning of Ice
- Acknowledgments
- THREE ARCTIC COMMUNITIES
- Barrow
- Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River)
- Qaanaaq
- Change
- Home
- Food
- Freedom (Travel)
- Tools and Clothing
- The Language of Sea Ice
- About the Siku-Inuit-Hila Project

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Biography

Shari Fox Gearheard is originally from southern Ontario, Canada. She is a geographer and researcher with NSIDC, University of Colorado Boulder, and lives full time in Kangiqtugaapik, Nunavut. Lene Kielsen Holm is from Qaqortoq, South Greenland. She is a researcher and project leader with the Greenland Climate Research Centre, at Pinngortitaleriffik, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, in Nuuk. Henry Huntington grew up on the east coast of the United States. He lives now in Eagle River, Alaska, and studies human- environment interactions in the Arctic. Joe Mello Leavitt is a whaling captain and subsistence hunter from Barrow, Alaska. He is a wellrespected expert on sea ice and frequent collaborator with other researchers on sea ice projects. Andy Mahoney, originally from Devon, England, is an assistant professor of geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, specializing in sea ice. Margaret Opie is a whaler and subsistence hunter from Barrow, Alaska. She is retired from a professional career with the local government, the North Slope Borough. Toku Oshima is a full time hunter, fisherwoman, and sewer from Qaanaaq, Greenland. She is also a trained electrician. JOELIE SANGUYA is a hunter, qimuksiqti (dog teamer), experienced researcher, and filmmaker from Kangiqtugaapik, Nunavut.

By: Shari Fox Gearheard(Editor), Lene Kielsen Holm(Editor), Henry Huntington(Editor), Joe Mello Leavitt(Editor), Andrew R Mahoney(Editor), Margaret Opie(Editor), Toku Oshima(Editor), Joelie Sanguya(Editor)
366 pages, 300 colour & b/w photos and illustrations, colour maps
NHBS
The Inuit relationship with sea ice told through stories, artwork and photographs
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"In a field of study – climate change/sea ice/Inuit – that can appear to be, at the least, overcrowded, The Meaning of Ice stands out and is outstanding. As I read it, what came to mind was that the best way to describe the volume's qualities is that it is nothing less than a work of Ethno-Anthropology, an odd but right term to use here. The Inuit who participated in Siku-Inuit-Hila, in concert with the project's editors and scientific advisors, have produced a work that removes its subject from the realm of abstraction and in so doing makes it absolutely clear that the sea ice is not someplace Inuit only venture onto; rather it is an essential aspect of Inuit culture and life. The Meaning of Ice is very much greater than the sum of its parts and kudos to all involved in it."
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