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Yup'ik Environmental Knowledge Project, Version 1

Over the last ten years the Calista Elders Council (CEC) staff has worked with elders from Bering Sea coastal communities to document Yup'ik place names. Elders have been eager to teach young people their rich history and named places of their homeland, including camp and settlement sites, rivers, sloughs, rocks, ponds, even sandbars and underwater channels. More than 3,000 names have been identified. Also included are Yup'ik views on the importance of place names, the land, values, and language.

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  • Geomorphology > Coastal Landforms/Processes
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  • Infrastructure > Cultural Features > Human Dimensions
  • Environmental Impacts > Environmental Assessments > Human Dimensions
  • Land Use/Land Cover > Land Tenure > Human Dimensions
  • Land Use/Land Cover > Land Management > LAND MANAGEMENT
  • Landscape > Landscape Management > LAND MANAGEMENT
  • Sea Ice > Ice Edges > SEA ICE
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Spatial Coverage:
N: 61.4, 
S: 61.4, 
E: -163.7, 
W: -163.7
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2000
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Ann Fienup-Riordan

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Fienup-Riordan, A. Compiled by M. John and A. Rearden. 2014. Yup'ik Environmental Knowledge Project, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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