Aurora receives $410K for Beaufort Sea project based on Indigenous knowledge

May 28, 2018

CBC states that Aurora College will receive $410K from the federal government over the next five years to research and restore the coast of the Beaufort Sea. The project investigates ground slumping on the coast due to permafrost thaw, and uses native plant species to mitigate its effects. “It's important to focus on the health of the Arctic environment now, so that Canada can assess changes and risks, and put plans in place to protect its long-term future,” Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod said in a statement. According to CBC, the project will rely on Indigenous knowledge systems to choose appropriate sites for the restoration. CBC