Arctic Indigenous Peoples live in and observe the Arctic environment year-round. Intimate knowledge of the environment is fundamental to their survival. They frequently depend on natural resources for their livelihood. This event presents a review of the capabilities, good practices, opportunities, and barriers of community-based environmental monitoring programs in the circumpolar region, with a focus on decision-making for resource management.

The event is organized by: Council of Yukaghirs Elders, Yakutia; CSIPN, Russia; and NORDECO, Denmark. The moderators are Rodion Sulyandziga, CSIPN, and Finn Danielsen, NORDECO.


  • Nunoq Per Ole Frederiksen, Hunter and Fisherman, Coordinator of PISUNA in Attu, Greenland
  • PâviâraK Jakobsen, Qeqertalik Municipality, Greenland: “Engaging fishermen in documenting resources: Lessons from PISUNA in Greenland”
  • Hannah-Marie Garcia, Indigenous Sentinels Network, Alaska: “The Indigenous Sentinels Network: A tool for community-based monitoring (CBM)”
  • Vyacheslav Shadrin, Yukaghirs Elders Council, Russian Arctic: “Yakutia good practice and lessons learnt of CBM”

Location: Place Québec in the Palais de Congrès, Montreál (hybrid event). No registration.

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More information: Rodion Sulyandziga, e-mail: