Church of Sweden to apologize for ‘dark’, ‘colonial’ Sámi mistreatment

Church of Sweden to apologize for ‘dark’, ‘colonial’ Sámi mistreatment

Church leaders in Sweden say they will apologize to that country’s Sámi community for centuries of mistreatment that contributed to what it describes as...
Inuit cancer patients often face difficult decisions without support far from home

Inuit cancer patients often face difficult decisions without support far from...

Inuit are resilient. They have demonstrated self-determination and the ability to navigate and adapt to harsh and changing environments. Inuit live in many locations, including...
Iqaluit residents grieve a tragedy far away, yet close to home

Iqaluit residents grieve a tragedy far away, yet close to home

T-shirts, shoes, stuffed animals and signs bearing slogans such as “Check every school” were among the items left in Iqaluit Square Friday afternoon during...
Finnish museum prepares Sámi exhibit ahead of major handover of artifacts

Finnish museum prepares Sámi exhibit ahead of major handover of artifacts

Finland’s national museum is planning an exhibit of Sámi artifacts this autumn in connection with a major handover of items it describes as a...
Styrofoam igloos: A 1950s cure for the Inuit housing crisis

Styrofoam igloos: A 1950s cure for the Inuit housing crisis

Content warning: This piece contains an offensive term applied to some Indigenous Arctic peoples in the quotes from historical news coverage. The COVID-19 pandemic and...
This week shows security will continue to compete with climate for priority in Arctic politics

This week shows security will continue to compete with climate for...

As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled home from the Reykjavik Arctic Council ministerial meeting — and his first direct talks with his...
Arctic Council marks cordial start to Russian chairmanship in Reykjavik

Arctic Council marks cordial start to Russian chairmanship in Reykjavik

In a summit marked by a return to the diplomatic tenor more typical of top-level Arctic Council meetings, representatives from the eight Arctic countries...
Major uranium miner halts Greenland exploration amid ban discussion

Major uranium miner halts Greenland exploration amid ban discussion

One of the world’s largest uranium miners is putting the brakes on operations in Greenland just five months after being issued two exploration licenses...
Nunavut MP calls federal housing funding ‘laughable’

Nunavut MP calls federal housing funding ‘laughable’

Nunavut’s MP stood in Canada's House of Commons last week to demand more housing money, calling the federal government’s recent $25 million pledge “laughable...
Why Arctic ministers must go further than the IMO’s weak heavy fuel oil ban

Why Arctic ministers must go further than the IMO’s weak heavy...

In November 2020, a decade after the Arctic Council first concluded that oil spills are the greatest risk posed by shipping, the International Maritime...