ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᒃ

ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᒃ, “ᑲᖏᖅᑐᑦᑎᐊᑯᓗᒃ,” ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᓐᓇᖅᐸᓯᖓᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ Patricia Bay. ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐃᓄᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓃ 900 ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, ᐃᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᓂᖅᑲᔮᒥ, ᐊᕙᓗᔭᐅᒪᑦᓱᓂ ᑲᔾᔮᓇᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᓱᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ Barnes Icecap-ᒧᑦ. ᐃᓐᓈᕈᐊᓗᐃᑦ, ᐱᖃᓗᔭᐃᑦ ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᓪᓗ ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᒻᒥ ᐅᐸᒍᒪᕆᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᓂᒃ ᓯᑯᓂᓗ ᒪᔪᕋᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᓕᒫᒥᒃ. ᑕᑯᔭᑦᓴᐅᓪᓗᑎᓪᓗ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᓯᐊᑦ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᑦᓱᑎᒃ ᑐᑦᑐᐃᑦ, ᐊᓪᓚᓐᖑᐊᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᐳᐃᔩᑦ. ᐃᒐᓕᖅᑑᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓂᕐᔪᑎᖃᕐᕕᒃ, ᓴᐳᑎᔭᐅᓯᒪᑦᓱᑎᒃ ᐊᕐᕖᑦ, ᐃᓂᖃᖅᓱᑎᒃ Patricia Bay-ᒥ.

ᐊᐅᓚᓂᐅᔪᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᖃᖅᓱᓂ ᓯᕗᕙᖅᑎᑦᓯᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓱᖏᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᓄᖅᑑᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᓪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᒍᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ.

ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᓯ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᓯᓐᓂᓗ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑏᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᑦᓴᖃᖅᑲᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᐸᓪᓕᐊᔫᑉ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᒥᑦᓵᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᑐᓂ? ᐊᒥᖅᑲᐅᑎᒋᒍᒃ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓯᓚᑐᓂᑦ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᐅᔪᓪᓗ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᓘᓐᓇᑎᓄᑦ. ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᓴᕋᖅᓴᖅ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᑕ ᒥᑦᓵᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒍᑦᓯᐅᔾᔨᓗᑎᓪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᑐᖃᕐᒧᑦ.

ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᐃᓂᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᕗᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓱᖏᐅᑎᒍᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᓂ.

ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᖅ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᓯᑯᖓᓂᒃ, ᓯᑰᑉ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᑰᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖏᓐᓂ ᕐᑳᓈᖅ, ᑲᓛᖡᑦ, ᕕᐅᕈ ᐊᓛᔅᑲ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ. ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᒍᒪᕖᑦ? ᐊᑕᖏᑦᓯᑦᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓕᑕᖅᑖᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᑦᓱᐃᒍᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᖅᐱᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᓯᑯᖓᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᕐᓴᕐᓂᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᓯᓐᓂ ᐅᕙᓐᖓᑦ!

ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᓂᕈᒥᑦᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓ ᐊᔭᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᓱᑲᑦᑐᐊᓗᒻᒥᒃ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᔪᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒪᖃᑎᒌᑦᑐᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖃᓪᓚᕆᒋᐊᖃᕋᑦᑕ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᒪᓐᓂᑦᓯᐅᑎᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐃᖅᑳᓃᑦᑐᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᐊᕐᔪᐊᐃᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓕᕇᖅᑐᓄᑦ.

ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᑕᕐᓂᖓ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓂ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᓯᓚ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᐱᕙᑦᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᓴᖅᑮᒍᑕᐅᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᓗᐊᓐᖏᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᓂᓪᓗ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᑦᓱᓂ ᐅᓕᕕᔾᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅ, ᓄᓇᐃᑦ ᓯᑑᕐᓂᖏᑦ, ᐊᐅᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ, ᓯᓈᓂ ᓯᑯᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ, ᓯᓚᕐᓂᓪᓗᓯᑲᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᕐᓃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᓈᑉ ᓄᖑᑎᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓ. ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᕗᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑮᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑦᑐᐃᓂᖏᑦ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᖃᑦᓯᐊᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᐃᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ.

The Nunavut Climate Change Partnership (NCCP) was a collaborative partnership between the Government of Nunavut, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Natural Reosurces Canada to build capacity for community-level adaptation planning.

Mercury (Hg) is a toxic heavy metal that changes into various chemical forms through geochemical processes. It is an element that occurs naturally in the environment but with industrialization, humans have altered its cycle by adding more mercury in the water, air, and soil.

ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᖅᐱᑦ

ᐅᖃᐅᑎᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᒻᒪᖔᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᓯᓐᓂ, ᐊᔾᔨᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᑦᓴᕈᖅᑎᑦᓯᕙᓪᓗᓯ ᐃᓚᒍᑦᓯᐅᔾᔨᓗᓯᓗ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᓄᑦ ᑐᑦᑕᕐᕕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓅᖓᔪᓂᒃ.

ᐊᒥᖅᑲᐅᑎᒋᒍᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᓯᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖓᑦ