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


ISBN 978-1-897568-39-2

Publish Date

May 2016


6" x 9", Full Colour

# of Pages

252 pages

Print format

EPUB, Trade paperback


English & Inuktitut

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“The Caribou Taste Different Now”

“The Caribou Taste Different Now”

Inuit Elders Observe Climate Change

In full colour with photos of the 145 contributing Inuit elders, “The Caribou Taste Different Now” grounds the discussions, debates, and discourses about climate change to material and everyday life in the contemporary Canadian Arctic. 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 and lives of the North. 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. With a foreword by Mary Simon, this distinct book foregrounds the words of those most intimately poised to observe the effects of climate change. The 145 Inuit contributing this study share their personal knowledge and experience on the land, lending unique insight alongside scientific analysis and research findings.

“The Pan-Canadian/cross-community collaborative effort in this important publication, which brings together the Elders and knowledge holders as they share their observations, is absolutely invaluable.” -Sheila Watt Cloutier, author of The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet

Read Reviews and Articles:

Arctic Journal Review (March 2017)



Nunatsiaq News

Radio Canada (French)

José Gérin-Lajoie is a researcher at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Her numerous publications and lectures have focused on berry ecology andenvironmental changes in the Canadian Arctic.

Alain Cuerrier is an adjunct professor at l’Université de Montréal in the Department of Biological Sciences. He is also a botanist and researcher with the Montreal Botanical Gardens.

Laura Siegwart Collier is a PhD candidate at Memorial University of Newfoundland.