More Than Just a Book Club

Sometimes, reading a good paper can give folks decent food for thought. Sometimes, it can spark a team to examine some of its fundamental objectives and strategies. In a recent SEARCH reading group, the latter outcome was realized. In discussing both Arctic: Traditional Knowledge, Livelihoods and Community Engagement Setting the Scene by Manrique de Lara and co-authors and The Indigenous Worldview of Yupiaq Culture: Its Scientific Nature and Relevance to the Practice and Teaching of Science by Kawagley and co-authors, we found our way from discussing the strengths of science to considering how to best co-produce a conceptual framework of the Arctic socio-ecological system. As one way to advance knowledge syntheses and build relationships across the Arctic research community, the SEARCH reading group has now found another way of furthering co-production. Long may its influence continue!