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Alfred University professor to give talk on Canada’s Nunavut Territory

ALFRED, NY – At the Dec. 7 Bergren Forum, Robert Myers, professor of anthropology and public health at Alfred University, will give a talk titled “Nunavut of the North, Canada’s High Arctic: Trapped Between Two Worlds.”

The talk will examine the Inuit people who inhabit the Canadian Arctic, living in the newest, sparsely-populated territory of Nunavut . Myers will discuss how they must adapt to a rapidly changing world of modern consumerism, the internet, cultural loss, and climate change. The presentation will look at Iqaluit, the territorial capital on Baffin Island, and Resolute, Canada’s second-most northern community, which is situated far above the Arctic Circle.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, is held at 12:10 p.m. each Thursday the University is in session in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.  It is open to the public, free of charge. Attendees may bring their lunches; coffee and tea are provided.