Our first day of presentations was a day of making connections for me. A common experience in these types of Northern communities, it was an exercise in intersectionality, with many different perspectives and topics being presented. While I had explored all topics before, through my academic and career work and personal interest, I loved the opportunity to run through my mental library and pull out things that paired with concepts brought up today. Below my resource list with corresponding presentations from the great guests we had:
Raven Recycling: More emphasis needs to be placed on reducing and reusing, especially when it comes to plastic. Personally, I have been working to plan a build of a reprocessing machine for use at my place in Inuvik. Plans and blueprints are available, open-source, from Precious Plastics. I hope to build an extruder for melted plastic that can create filament for use in my 3D printer.
Scott Slocombe: Discussion of land management in the Kluane region is relevant to my work with the Gwich’in Land and Water Board and other co-management boards in the Mackenzie Valley. The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board has a great overview document of Environmental Assessment, available in English, French, Gwich’in, Slavey, etc.