Arctic Wisdom: Putting a Human Face on Global Warming
A Project of International Humanities Center (IHC)
501(c)3 TID 33-0767921
During Toonik Tyme this year, ICC Chair, Sheila Watt-Cloutier
has invited celebrities, NGOs, governmental organizations and businesses
to visit Iqaluit for a special two-day Arctic Wisdom briefing on global
warming. The briefing will cover the situation in the Arctic from scientific,
cultural, and political perspectives. The Toonik Tyme Festival will offer
participants a chance to experience Inuit culture firsthand.
Aerial artist John Quigley of Spectral Q Productions
from Los Angeles will create a dramatic human image on the sea ice. This
aerial image, intended as a wakeup call for the United States and other
countries with large CO2 emissions, will be created by involving both
the community and visiting members of international organizations. 1000
Inuit children, parents and elders will gather on the disappearing sea
ice sending an "Aerial Human Message from the Top of the World".
April 21 & 22, 2005
Most participants arriving April 20 and departing
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
Iqaluit (pop. 6000; 63.75N LAT.) is located on the
edge of the arctic circle in the Nunavut Territory of
northeastern Canada, near Greenland.
It is a small town with a population of 6,000 Inuit.