SLICA Results Workshop
March 22, Anchorage Alaska
The SLiCA international team hosted a public briefing on
SLiCA results Thursday morning, March 22nd, and an afternoon workshop involving
international indigenous partners and researchers to
discuss the results of the Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic at the
University of Alaska Anchorage on Thursday, March 22, 2007. The briefing and
workshop constituted the launch of the University of Alaska human dimensions
component of the International Polar Year.
The SLICA Results Workshop was sponsored by the National
Science Foundation, the University of Alaska Foundation, University of Alaska
Health Research, and the Institute of Social and Economic Research.
Access presentations, verbatim discussion notes, and SLiCA
International Polar Year:
Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic Results Workshop
March 22, 2007
at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus
At the beginning of
the International Polar Year, this UA sponsored workshop examined the
results of a recently completed international survey of indigenous people in
Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka. Researchers from Alaska, Canada, and
Greenland presented results from 7,000 interviews conducted with indigenous
people in the Arctic as part of the Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic,
or SLiCA. In Alaska, researchers interviewed native people in the Bering
Straits, Northwest Arctic, and North Slope regions. The morning session of the
workshop was open to the public and included an overview of the SLiCA
survey results with time for questions. The afternoon session was a
technical session limited to 40 people. Participants reviewed the summary
tables and discussed next steps, including the need for discussions involving
regions in each country.
General Session: 9:30 am. – 11:45 am.
Objectives of the morning session: Present an
overview of SLiCA, including the research process, results, and SLiCA’s
contribution to the International Polar Year. Answer questions.
Location: University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA),
Social Science Building, SSB 118
Participants: The morning session was attended by
about 100 people, including indigenous representatives, government officials,
researchers, and the press.
Hosts: The SLiCA international team
Moderator: Fran Ulmer, Director, Institute of Social
and Economic Research.
Presentation Powerpoints: Below are hyperlinks to
powerpoint presentations and podcast segments. Note: you can open up both at the
same time and they should appear in different browser windows. You can advance
the powerpoint presentation slides yourself to correspond to the audio content.
Unfortunately, podcasts were not recorded for the second talk by Birger Poppel,
or the talks by Larissa Abryutina and Heather Myers.
Introduction to the SLiCA Results Workshop,
Audio, Fran Ulmer,
Chancellor of UAA
Launch of the International Polar Year,
Audio, Karen Purdue, University of Alaska
Motivation for the study,
Audio, Birger Poppel, University of Greenland
9:50-10:10 a.m. The
collaborative process, Part 1:
Cochran, Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council
The collaborative process Part 2:
The collaborative process,
Audio, Karl Christian Olsen (Puju)
Overview of methods and results,
Audio, Jack Kruse, ISER
Prevalence of the mixed economy, Birger Poppel
Chukotka, Larissa Abryutina, Russian
Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON)
Food, community, health and satisfaction with life,
Heather Myers, University of Northern British Columbia
Open forum, Fran Ulmer with SLiCA team
Thirty-four people gathered to discuss SLiCA results. The
objective was to begin the process of understanding the meaning of the answers
people gave in the survey. Those gathered included indigenous leaders and
Marg Kruse took verbatim notes of the discussion. After
editing the notes, she sent them out to the participants to review and revise.
You can read the revised notes of the
SLiCA Results Discussion as a PDF file. The file includes a table of
contents to help you find discussion topics of most interest to you.
The main conclusion of the afternoon discussion is that
time is needed within the regions to review and discuss the results.
Access SLiCA Results.