Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2023
March 27, 2023
Session: Indigenous Cultural Resilience in Urban Environments.
In a rapidly changing world, urbanization is one of the defining signs of ongoing demographic, social, cultural, and economic transformations. The urbanization trend among Indigenous Peoples is likely to accelerate in the future due to climate and social changes. Given the speed and intensity with which Indigenous urbanization is taking place, it is crucial to shed light on the Indigenous cultural resilience of Indigenous urbanites and emerging urban Indigenous identities. Unveiling, understanding, and valuing Indigenous urban livelihoods is an important task with respect to research and policy making, but most crucially, in terms of individual and collective self-determination of the Indigenous Peoples.
Strengthening collaboration, coordination, and inclusivity within the Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) initiative.
The MUST team was grateful to take part in The National Science Foundation Navigating the New Arctic Community Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska in November of 2022.
The 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly
Arctic Circle is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic and our Planet. It is an open democratic platform with participation from governments, organizations, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, indigenous communities, concerned citizens, and others. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan.
The MUST project was represented by George Washington University Research Professor Marya Rozanova Smith at the Arctic Circle Assembly during October of 2022.