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Portraits of Resilience

Fri Oct 1, 2010
Sun Apr 3, 2011

Through spectacular sea-and-landscapes, visitors can see firsthand the beauty of four Arctic towns, which may soon be altered forever by climate change. Teen photographers share not only the aesthetic splendor of their hometowns, but also stories of their personal experiences with climate change. Visitors will discover poignant and heartwarming tales of adjustment to changes both big and small. From the people of Shishmaref, Alaska, losing their homes because of the ocean coastal erosion, to the story of the hockey team of Pangnirtung, Canada, unable to practice for the winter tournament because the ice rink doesn’t freeze in time, Portraits of Resilience documents the effects of climate change and the efforts these affected communities are making both to combat and adapt to their changing landscape.

Many Strong Voices thanks the following organizations for their assistance and support:

Nordic Council of Ministers; Communities of Shishmaref, Panirtung, Ummannaq, and Ungàrgga/Nesseby; The Embassy of Canada in Denmark; Government of Nunavut; Ummannaq Polar Institute; GoNorth; Land is Life; First Air; Constant Arts Society; Sammi Council.

The Many Strong Voices program is coordinated by UNEP/GRID-Arendal and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO).