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Think Tank Wants To Study ‘LGBT2SQ+’ Challenging ‘Heteronormativity’ In The Far North


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The Arctic Institute issued a call for researchers to submit papers for a series examining “heteronormativity” in the far northern portion of the planet.

The nonprofit think tank, which exists to develop economic, military, and health security policy for the Arctic, asserted that “queerness and Indigenous” identities in the region have often been diminished. Analysts are therefore assembling a series of papers called “Queering the Arctic” to examine the role of “queerness” among native populations.

“How are queer people in the Arctic challenging well-established systems of heteronormativity? To what extent are they suffering from societal, cultural or structural shortcomings and how are they using their resources to overcome them?” the group asked in a press release. “With these pointed questions, we want to challenge deficiency-oriented, ethnocentric and neoliberal approaches and invite authors to create a space to identify ‘Hope Spots’ from Indigenous and queer feminist perspectives, may it be artistic, academic, analytical or narrative.”

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