Workshop on the update of the Nordicity Index developed by L.E. Hamelin 23 Novembre 2022

From October 24- to26, 2022, the INQ Research Chair on Northern Sustainable Development hosted a workshop in the Innu community of Essipiton the update of the Nordicity index developed by L.E. Hamelin.  The participants were Thierry Rodon, Suzie Larrivée, Janec Wisniewski, Stéphanie Roullier from Laval University; Anne-Marie Hamelin, daughter of Louis Edmond Hamelin; Marcel Furlong, Prefect of the MRC Manicouagan; Catherine Hébert and Virginie Provost,Société du Plan Nord; Kathleen Goulet, Innu Essipit First Nation Council; André Desrochers,University of Ottawa; Micheline Anctil, Prefect of the MRC Haute-Côte-Nord; Adélard Benjamin, Innu Pessamit First Nation Council; and Jean-Philippe Messier, Founder and Director General of the Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve (MWBR).

The objective of the workshop was to share the preliminary results of the research project on the update eof the Nordicity index developed in the 1960s by L.E. Hamelin and to reflect with regional partners (northern Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and organizations) and the Société du Plan Nord, on how to adapt the index to the new realities of northern communities.

Find the report here.