ILLUSTRATION & LETTERING
INUVIALUIT CLIMATE CHANGE VOCABULARY
Sheena Adams works in the Canadian north for the Arctic Energy Alliance, a non-profit working towards reducing the environmental impacts of energy production in the Northwest Territories. Inuvialuit communities don’t have many words in their languages for climate change vocabulary - until recently. Over several days, Sheena worked with elders from 5 regions to create 186 terms in three dialects related to renewable energy. As part of the project, she asked for visual representations of a selection of words for their communication materials.
Read more about Sheena’s work on the Smithsonian website.
These images were water-coloured and content selected based on suggestions from the team. Vocabulary was hand lettered and checked by the community for accuracy.