Goal 5. Explore Arctic Cultures and Community Resilience


Communities in the Arctic are experiencing significant, rapid environmental, economic, and social changes from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Nevertheless, Arctic indigenous groups have a long history of adapting to challenges.

Ensuring the security of subsistence foods, practices, and affiliated social systems is critically important to the health and well-being of indigenous peoples.

To better understand community resilience during times of rapid change, researchers are investigating the adaptive strategies communities use to persevere and grow stronger.


  • Identify present and future drivers of change that may affect Arctic residents.
  • Integrate social and natural science with traditional and local knowledge.
  • Highlight domestic and international research results of Arctic resilience strategies.
  • Research shifting patterns of food consumption in the Arctic and the extent and impact of food and nutritional insecurity, with particular focus on effective adaptation strategies.