News Archive 2009-2018

Arctic Blogger Alison Weisburger ’10 Brings Concerns to the Surface (Arctic Institute) Archives

Alison Weisburger '10. Photo: The Arctic Institute.


Alison Weisburger ’10, North American Arctic analyst and outreach coordinator at The Arctic Institute, has been sharing her research and insight on the policy institute’s blog.

In a recent post, Weisburger takes issue with a news outlet’s recent coverage of the Arctic and issues facing the Inuit.

“To highlight how the declining ability to hunt seals impacts sled-dogs rather than people illustrates either a lack of understanding of a typical traditional food based Inuit diet, or an outsized, but not uncommon, concern with the plight of Arctic animals over Arctic human beings,” writes Weisburger in an op-ed piece.