A few weeks ago, a crew from CBC News: The National visited Rigolet, Nunatsiavut to learn from people in the community about the ways in which a changing climate and environment were impacting their lives, livelihoods, and wellbeing. It was an honour to be a part of this, and to travel on the land and listen to the stories and talk about our research.
Derrick Pottle, Karl Michelin, Martin Shiwak, Inez Shiwak, and all the other amazing folks who shared their experiences, wisdom, and love of the land in Rigolet through this news story, on video and in print — thank you for sharing, for welcoming everyone into your community, and for showing us all how to live in relationship with the land and with all its inhabitants.
Working with everyone over the years has been one of the most profoundly transformative experiences of my life, and I am endlessly grateful for the multitude of gifts you have given me, and everyone around you, by speaking out, speaking up, and advocating for Labrador Inuit culture, and for the land.
There was also an accompanying CBC news article.