For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer service means more health risks

For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
The Arctic Council can continue without Russia

The Arctic Council can continue without Russia

On February 24, Russia launched an armed attack on Ukraine and extended the war it had already begun in 2014 to the whole of...
Suspending participation in the Arctic Council is tragic, but right

Suspending participation in the Arctic Council is tragic, but right

On March 3, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States — sometimes called the “Arctic 7” or “A7” — announced that...
Indigenous cultures must not be forced to bear the brunt of global climate adaptation

Indigenous cultures must not be forced to bear the brunt of...

As I write this, I am sitting by Várjjatvuotna; this is the name for Varangerfjord in my native Sámi language, once the only language...
A new media campaign highlights difference between walrus and elephant ivory

A new media campaign highlights difference between walrus and elephant ivory

Revulsion over the devastating poaching of elephants in Africa has had an unintended victim, say Alaska Native groups: the legal and economically important trade...
An Alaska scientist will fill the last vacancy at a key US Arctic research agency

An Alaska scientist will fill the last vacancy at a key...

President Joe Biden has appointed an Indigenous scientist from Alaska to the seventh and final seat on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Nikoosh Carlo, who...
How better design can make rural Alaska homes healthier

How better design can make rural Alaska homes healthier

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
Arctic Frontiers 2022 is postponed amid a fresh COVID-19 surge

Arctic Frontiers 2022 is postponed amid a fresh COVID-19 surge

Arctic Frontiers, one of the largest annual Arctic conferences, held each year in Tromsø, Norway, has been postponed, as coronavirus infections surge there and...
In rural Alaska, COVID-19 evokes memories of a past pandemic — and shapes preparations for the next one

In rural Alaska, COVID-19 evokes memories of a past pandemic —...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
Freight backlogs leave some grocery shelves bare in parts of Nunavut

Freight backlogs leave some grocery shelves bare in parts of Nunavut

Grocery stores across the Baffin region are struggling to keep their shelves stocked due to shipping delays caused by the spread of the latest...