The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for a land-rush mentality

The current Alaska petroleum reserve plan is solid. Don’t fall for...

During Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s Alaska visit this past May, he issued a rather hastily ginned-up secretarial order at an oil industry...
Elders thank Obama for Bering Sea designation

Elders thank Obama for Bering Sea designation

Imarpig. In my Yup’ik language, this means the big water, the ocean. This is the Bering Sea. It is where our stories come from...
As Iceland celebrates its centennial, it offers lessons in independence for Greenland and the Faroe Islands

As Iceland celebrates its centennial, it offers lessons in independence for...

One hundred years ago, in 1918, the year of Iceland’s independence, the winter was so harsh and cold in the first months of the...
Why the Arctic should — and probably will — stay on Trump’s foreign policy agenda

Why the Arctic should — and probably will — stay on...

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s attendance at the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Fairbanks this week, as the United States hands over the council’s...
Alaska’s dark mirror in the Russian Far East shows our luck, their tragedy

Alaska’s dark mirror in the Russian Far East shows our luck,...

The part of Russia that looks on a map like a mirror image of Alaska has lived in an opposite universe.While Anchorage grew in...
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
Indigenous consultation is a two-way street

Indigenous consultation is a two-way street

“We take Indigenous consultation very seriously,” the woman shared. Alone at my table, I looked over to her group of five who were getting...
The Arctic Dialogue is put to the test

The Arctic Dialogue is put to the test

In less than six weeks, four of the Arctic states have rolled out or will roll out their High North strategies. There are great...
Commentary: Indigenous peoples are safeguarding Arctic cooperation

Commentary: Indigenous peoples are safeguarding Arctic cooperation

At the recently concluded Arctic Circle Assembly held in Reykjavik, representatives from Arctic states underlined time and again the achievement of continuing cooperation under...
A red alert for the future Arctic

A red alert for the future Arctic

Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod was right when he issued a “red alert” in November and called for an urgent national debate on the...