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Introduction

The Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic (SLICA) is a joint international project that conducts a comparative study of living conditions among the Inuit and Saami peoples of the United States, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the indigenous peoples of the Kola Peninsula and Chukotka in Russia.

The major objectives of the SLICA are:

bulletTo achieve a collaboration of researchers and Arctic Native peoples interested in living conditions in the Arctic.
bulletTo extend the field of living conditions research to include dimensions most relevant to Arctic peoples.
bulletTo compare living conditions in different regions of the Arctic
bulletTo advance our understanding of the relationships between policies, individual resources, and living conditions.
bulletTo provide local, regional, national, and international organizations an improved basis for decision-making.

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