Savoonga residents, including the mayor, talk about the difficulties they had in coping with a large storm and power outage in late 2010. They also offer advice on how to cope with similar situations for other villages dependent on electric power.
Shaktoolik residents give advice on how native villages can adapt to climate change, focusing on the importance of being proactive within the community and taking measures to ensure that cultural traditions are passed on.
Savoonga residents talk about the importance of their elders and sharing as key components to their culture and their ability to adapt to climate change. Both elements make their communities more resilient to climate change.
Savoonga residents talk about the importance their subsistence activities and place-based knowledge to their cultural preservation. Protecting their subsistence culture is of primary importance to them and an important component for all cultures to protect, and in some cases relearn, to better adapt to face climate change.
Shaktoolik resident Carole Sookiayak talks about the importance of preserving the wisdom of the elders in order to better adapt to climate change.
Savoonga residents talk about the importance of listening to the elders to learn how to adapt to climate change. Their enduring wisdom acts as a safety net for the people of Savoonga and is a vital source of resiliency for the village.
Savoonga residents talk about adaptation strategies they have tried in the face of climate change.
The late Clara Sookiayak talks about how difficult it is to evacuate Shaktoolik in a storm.
Shaktoolik residents talk about evacuation efforts and related difficulties during large storms.
Shaktoolik residents talk about how they have learned to adapt to large storms and other climate impacts and how traditional subsistence cultural practices are essential in order to be more resilient.