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Interior Secretary Has 'Much to Learn' from Kivalina's Iñupiaq Elders on Climate Change and Village Relocation

The article "Interior Secretary Has 'Much to Learn' from Kivalina's Iñupiaq Elders on Climate Change and Village Relocation," co-authored by current graduate student P. Joshua Griffin, appears in today's Huffington Post.

"There is more for policy makers to learn from Kivalina than the important knowledge elders share about the effects of climate change on land, sea and animals. Negotiating the constraints of state-led relocation planning processes, community leaders have developed and are mobilizing a sophisticated and hyper-contemporary understanding of politics, economics and government at multiple scales."

UW Anthropology PhDs, Mattison, Blumenfield, Shenk, receive collaborative NSF grant

Congratulations to University of Washington Anthropology PhDs, Siobhán Mattison (UNM), Tami Blumenfield (Furman), and Mary Shenk (Missouri)! They have received NSF funding for a collaborative three-year project that seeks to understand how social inequality evolves from relatively egalitarian origins in China and Bangladesh.