The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) recognizes that the Arctic, subarctic, and mountainous regions around the world are the traditional homelands of many Indigenous Peoples. NSIDC offers gratitude and respect for Indigenous Peoples’ long-standing knowledge of and stewardship of these lands and waters. We acknowledge that research in cryospheric areas has sometimes been complicit in colonial practices that have undermined Indigenous Knowledge systems.
In recognition of this, NSIDC is committed to conducting research and managing data with respect for and in coordination with Indigenous groups. Our cooperative efforts with partners aim to contribute towards preserving, protecting, and contributing to Indigenous Knowledge for current and future generations.
To learn more about how NSIDC coordinates with Indigenous Peoples in its research, please visit our Featured Research Project pages and the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) website.
As a member of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies (CIRES) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), NSIDC also recognizes and supports the Land Acknowledgements by these organizations, which are linked below:
- CIRES Education & Outreach Lands Recognition Statement
- CU Systemwide Lands Recognition Statement
- CU Boulder Land Acknowledgement