Project Report

A team of early career researchers are guest editors of a special collection to appear in the journal Arctic Science. This collection is being made possible by cross-cutting funding from IASC. and will be published in 2023. The special collection addresses the need for engaged, peer-reviewed discourse on Indigenous and decolonizing perspectives on approaches in the environmental science, and features perspectives from across the circumpolar north. 

The journal has agreed to match IASC’s funding, providing the publication fees for up to 20 Indigenous and/or early career first-author manuscripts.

  • A call for manuscript proposals remains open until Feb 28th, 2023 (see
  • The guest editors are: Victoria Qutuuq Buschman (University of Alaska Fairbanks, MWG Fellow 2021); Margaret Rudolph (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Megan Sheremata (University of Toronto, SHWG Fellow 2019); Enooyaq Sudlovenick (University of Manitoba, MWG Fellow 2020); Stanislav Saas Ksenofontov (University of Northern Iowa, SHWG Fellow 2018).
  • IASC funds have provided author fees for 10 publications submitted by Indigenous and/or ECR researchers first authors, and the journal has waived the fees for an additional 10 manuscripts.
  • The collection is aiming for representation from Indigenous homelands across the circumpolar north, especially those least underrepresented in methodological discussions of scientific research.
  • The special collection was the theme of a session at ArcticNet in Dec 2023, involving 13 paper presentations.

The related ASSW 2023 session,Transforming Approaches in Arctic Science, will be convened on Feb 21. This session aims to identify additional contributions to the collection. A meeting will also be held during ASSW 2023 to discuss the special collection on Feb 22, and will be open to interested members of the IASC community.


Date and Location: 

December 2023 | Where: Toronto, Canada


IASC Working Groups / Committees funding the Project:


Project Lead

Megan SheremataVictoria BuschmanStanislav Ksenofontov


Year funded by IASC




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