Ice has been central to Newfoundland identity. But what will happen when the ice is gone? This chapter considers the relationship between ice, identity, and climate change.
Activities and Prompts
Activity: Read this chapter together with Ashlee Cunsolo and Neville R. Ellis’ recent work on ecological grief, “Ecological grief as a mental health response to climate change-related loss” (2018) and “Hope and Mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding Ecological Grief” (2018) and watch the documentaries, Lament for the Land, produced by Ashlee Cunsolo and the communities of Nunatsiavut, Meshkanu, about Innu elder and environmental activist Elizabeth Penashue’s annual March trek across the rivers, mountains, and lands she has called home, and What Does the Water Remember, produced by FemNorthNet and the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. Consider how each informs the other and where this larger conversation might take you.
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