The Caribou Taste Different Now

Inuit elders from eight Canadian Arctic communities share how climate change is affecting their traditional way of life.

Edited by José Gérin-Lajoie, Alain Cuerrier and Laura Siegwart Collier

Climate change is expected to have a particular impact on the Arctic regions of the world. Melting permafrost, changing wildlife migration patterns, and new species of flora and fauna threaten to forever change the landscape of the North, as well as the lives of its people. In this book, Inuit elders and knowledge holders from eight Canadian Arctic communities — Kugluktuk, Baker Lake, Pangnirtung and Pond Inlet in Nunavut; Umiujaq, Kangiqsujuaq and Kangiqsualujjuaq in Nunavik; and Nain in Nunatsiavut — share their observations of climate change, including how it is affecting traditional ways of life. Paired with scientific analysis of the research findings, this book adds a valuable and unique insight to the academic literature on climate change. (From Nunavut Arctic Colle)