Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nain Network Project Update

The scientists running the Nain Networks Project (also called Akkunaptingni meaning “amongst us”), are greatly appreciative for those who did an interview for the project.

This project involves conducting interviews with people about what networks they use to help one another on certain issues like food, jobs, housing and health.

We spoke to Kirk Dombrowski, Professor of Anthropology, and Dr. Joshua Moses the Project Investigator, both with the City University of New York

Dombrowski says they just finished their one hundred and first interview today and plan to do 300 more interviews in the community of Nain.

So far they have provided 350 coupon referrals to the people that have already had interviews, and hope to see everyone come out for an interview.

Moses adds they hope this Network project is useful to those in the community.

He also mentions that if anyone that has any suggestions to please let them know.

Dombrowski says they are leaving and heading back home to New York in Mid May of 2010.

The Nain Networks Project is funded by the Arctic Social Science Program of the National Science Foundation of the United States government.

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