Even with a Congressional mandate, a strategic US Arctic port will face obstacles

Even with a Congressional mandate, a strategic US Arctic port will...

Before the United States spends billions for a port on the Arctic coast of Alaska capable of handling military vessels, the Alaska Congressional delegation...
Time will tell if this is a record summer for Greenland ice melt, but the pattern over the past 20 years is clear

Time will tell if this is a record summer for Greenland...

Greenland has been in the news a bit lately. From sled dogs seemingly walking on water, to temperatures soaring to 20℃ above average for...
Canada’s courts stacked against Indigenous people, prominent lawyer says

Canada’s courts stacked against Indigenous people, prominent lawyer says

Jurisdictions such as Nunavut do not sentence Indigenous people fairly, because criminal court judges don’t have the whole story of offenders put in front...
How state-level ivory bans are hurting Alaska Native hunters and their communities

How state-level ivory bans are hurting Alaska Native hunters and their...

Perry Pungowiyi, a Yupik artist and hunter from western Alaska, says there are two big changes that have made the tradition of walrus hunting...
How ocean currents can make the Arctic a model for reducing shipping emissions

How ocean currents can make the Arctic a model for reducing...

During the American War of Independence, the revolutionaries’ French allies were able to reach the new world faster than their British counterparts. This was...
Scholars and language advocates call for stronger protections for Inuktut in Nunavut

Scholars and language advocates call for stronger protections for Inuktut in...

Protect Inuktut in Nunavut!That’s the message that 37 scholars and language advocates are asking attendees to deliver to the Canadian government at an international...
Does a Russia-China alignment in the Arctic have staying power?

Does a Russia-China alignment in the Arctic have staying power?

The combination of climate change, Russia’s laser-like focus on its core interests in its High North region, and China’s expanding investments in the Arctic...
Nunavut set to see another busy cruise ship season

Nunavut set to see another busy cruise ship season

Nunavut communities should expect the usual influx of summer visitors arriving by ship this season.The Department of Economic Development and Transportation announced in a...
U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out of step with its spending priorities

U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate resumed consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020. This is the bill that sets the annual budget...
While Norway invests its oil money for the future, Alaska wrestles over how much to spend now

While Norway invests its oil money for the future, Alaska wrestles...

While Norway continues to focus on the long-term future when it comes to the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, Alaska remains mired in the present.The...