Integration of Inuit land safety knowledge into Inuit Nunangat search and rescue : a scoping review
Simms, David Kevin
MetadataShow full item record
The demand for search and rescue (SAR) interventions in Inuit Nunangat has risen considerably over the past decade. Yet, the effectiveness of Inuit Nunangat SAR faces serious challenges: a vast geography with SAR resources located in the South; limited training and supplies for Inuit; lack of integration of Inuit Knowledge into SAR processes; and a rapidly changing climate and environment. Given the increasing demand for SAR services in Inuit Nunangat, using a scoping review methodology, this research identified, analyzed, and reported on the nature, range, and extent of literature on Inuit Nunangat SAR operations in the published literature. Of the 2,728 articles identified, 40 were analyzed. Key findings included: the integration of Inuit land safety knowledge in SAR operations is limited, yet essential; further resources to expand and enhance Inuit Nunangat SAR processes and effectiveness is a priority within a changing climate; and Inuit-led research to enhance SAR is recommended.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Alexander, Don (Planning Institute of British Columbia, 2009-06)Book Review of "The geography of bliss: One grump's search for the happiest places in the world" by Eric Weiner (New York: Twelve, 2009.) "The beography of bliss" is a funny, yet insightful look at why some people and ...
Ayres, Matthew (2012-07-13)Long before the introduction of a western-style formal education for the Inuit of Canada’s north, the people learned everything they needed to know from their immediate and extended family units. The goal of education for ...
Diffusion of personal health information : self-determining and empowering practices for Manitoba Inuit Clark, Wayne Voisey (2012-09-11)This paper describes Inuit cultural considerations when defining and communicating electronic health concepts and personal health information services to urban Inuit audiences. Applying a two-eyed seeing model to build on ...