Article in International Innovations Full Release

A feature on our research on climate change and mental health in Nunatsiavut has just reached full release, and I’m pleased to share the links here. Click on the photo below to access the article online, including the embedded documentary and hyperlinks, or to download a pdf copy. Alternatively, click here for a pdf copy.

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Courtesy of International Innovation – a leading scientific dissemination service.

Two Up-Coming Film Screenings

March is another great month for film screenings for Attutaunijuk Nunami/Lament for the Land. I’m pleased to announce two up-coming screenings happening this week and next.

This Friday, March 13th, Attutaunijuk Nunami is being screened as part the Tracking Shots Aboriginal Cinema Series at Wilfrid Laurier University. While I couldn’t be there in person, I will be participating in a Q&A at the end of the screening virtually. If you’re in the Waterloo area, join us (see poster below).

Next Thursday, March 19th, I have the pleasure of being hosted by the School of Environment at Laurentian University to give a talk and screen the film. If you’re in the Sudbury region, we’d love to have you join (see poster below).

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The Research Behind Attutauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land

Over the past 18 months, I have had the pleasure of working with people throughout Nunatsiavut, Labrador to film, produce, and release a documentary film about climate change impacts on the land, culture, livelihoods, and wellbeing in the region. On September 21st, we released Attutauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land online, for free, to share the voices, experiences, and wisdom of the speakers with the world.

It’s not a flashy film. It’s gritty. It’s raw. And it’s full of voices and stories that still, no matter how many times I’ve watched and listened to it, elicit strong emotions and deep respect.

Now, I’m pleased to share a video that gives a glimpse into the research that led to this film, and provides some insight into why we should all be thinking more about the impacts of climate change on our minds and on our mental wellbeing.