Additional Information: This is an in-person event and will not be live-streamed, but a video will be available on the Dickey Center’s YouTube Channel as well as the Institute of Arctic Studies’ website.

Talk Description:

McGill University and Dartmouth College have been collaborating on a systematic review of the connections between water and Indigenous Peoples’ social and emotional well-being, and the potential roles of intergenerational dialogue and art-based practices in fostering social resilience. The speakers, Dr. Gordon Hickey and Dartmouth student Alyssa Noseworthy, will present their initial findings and consider how art and artistic practice and social movements may help to advance water justice and support Indigenous community well-being in the Arctic and Amazon.


Dr. Gordon Hickey, McGill University

Gordon Hickey is Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University specializing in sustainable natural resource management, policy and governance. He is the Founding Head of the interdisciplinary Sustainable Futures Research Laboratory. In 2019, he held the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Arctic Studies at Dartmouth working on transboundary fishery governance.

Alyssa Noseworthy, Dartmouth ‘24

Alyssa Noseworthy is a French, Spanish, and translation student at Dartmouth College. Having lived abroad in Argentina, France, and Spain, she has a passion for intercultural dialogue and the power of language. In the summer of 2023, she was awarded an internship through McGill University and the Institute of Arctic Studies in the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth. Through the internship, she collaborated on a project to explore water justice for Indigenous communities and arts-based solutions to climate change.