Elana Wilson | Monday, 24 January 2005 - Tuesday, 8 February 2005
Elana Wilson, a Ph.D. student at the Scott Polar Research Institute currently researching political development in the circumpolar north, traveled to Vermont in late January and early February 2005. During her visit, Wilson presented lectures at Dartmouth and the Center for Northern Studies (CNS) at Sterling College about nationalism, citizenship, and gender in Nunavut. She met with CNS faculty to discuss curriculum content and contributed to classroom discussions on Harpoon of the Hunter written by Markoosie and the film Nanook of the North. In an "Introduction to the North" class with first- and second-year students, Wilson discussed ideas of community development in the circumpolar North and ways in which students can research community and native problems locally. Additionally, Elana visited third-year students to discuss the research process and their ideas for final projects. As part of the tour, Elana and her host compiled information on excursions you can take to learn about indigenous peoples and the Arctic.
These resources are available at: http://www.sterlingcollege.edu