Cultural vulnerability site mapping in the Gwich'in Settlement Area

March 31, 2014

Environment and Natural Resources has assisted the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center, along with researchers from the University of Victoria and the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute, in the creation of a vulnerability index tool for climate change induced threats to archaeological sites within the Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA). Climate change induced threats, such as land slumps due to permafrost thaw, are increasingly impacting culturally significant sites and traditional land use areas.

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