Polar Knowledge Canada was proud to present the 2022 Northern Science Award to Lucassie Arragutainaq, of Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting.
Mr. Arragutainaq is widely known and respected for his numerous and unique contributions to Inuit research and environmental stewardship. He has documented Indigenous ecological knowledge and participated in scientific studies of the changing environment of Hudson Bay, influencing the course of research in the region and bringing community voices and priorities to the forefront.
For over three decades, Mr. Arragutainaq has worked tirelessly for the benefit of Northerners and Indigenous People and the wildlife on which they depend. Through his leadership, experience, and expert facilitation of community-driven research, he has been a mentor and an inspiration to young researchers and many others who have worked with him.
The Northern Science Award is presented annually to recognize a significant contribution to meritorious knowledge and understanding of the Canadian North and, in the spirit of the last International Polar Year (2007-2008), recognizes the transformation of knowledge into action.