S. Allen Counter, who found descendants of US explorers in Greenland, dies at 73

S. Allen Counter, who found descendants of US explorers in Greenland,...

S. Allen Counter, a Harvard scientist best known for championing the achievements of African-American explorer Matthew Henson and for traveling to Greenland, where he...
Nunavut seamstresses are reviving a skin tent tradition

Nunavut seamstresses are reviving a skin tent tradition

Pond Inlet elder Rhoda Arnakallak remembers falling asleep in a sealskin tent, lulled by her grandmother’s tales.But the tent was more than a place...
Study shows longer, more frequent warm weather events in Arctic

Study shows longer, more frequent warm weather events in Arctic

New research released Tuesday reveals that winter warming events in the Arctic have happened more often — and lasted longer — in the past three...
Nunavik’s biggest park looks to diversify visitor experience

Nunavik’s biggest park looks to diversify visitor experience

UMIUJAQ — It’s the end of May and the temperature has climbed to 24 C (75 F) in Umiujaq, the second most southerly community...
‘Igloo Art’ certification now in Inuit hands

‘Igloo Art’ certification now in Inuit hands

One of Canada’s most recognizable art certifications will continue into the future under Inuit management for the first time in its history—and it’s got...
Canadian inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women to hold Nunavut hearing

Canadian inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women to hold Nunavut...

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has announced its first set of community hearings for the fall, including a...
‘The permafrost is dying’: Bethel sees increased shifting of roads and buildings

‘The permafrost is dying’: Bethel sees increased shifting of roads and...

BETHEL — Along the main thoroughfare here, drivers brake for warped asphalt. Houses sink unevenly into the ground. Walls crack and doors stick. Utility poles...
In Northwest Arctic, a powerful tool in combating suicide: Training youths to help each other

In Northwest Arctic, a powerful tool in combating suicide: Training youths...

Last month, the University of Alaska Fairbanks announced a $4.25 million initiative to tackle youth suicide in Alaska Native communities, with a focus on resilience and...
Red Bull plans adventure filming in Nunavut’s High Arctic

Red Bull plans adventure filming in Nunavut’s High Arctic

Among the many places on which you can land in Nunavut’s High Arctic islands, Axel Heiberg Island, just south of Ellesmere Island, stands out...
Gas blast kills three in Norilsk Nickel mine

Gas blast kills three in Norilsk Nickel mine

MOSCOW — A methane gas explosion on Friday ripped through an Arctic mine run by Russian miner Norilsk Nickel, killing three people and injuring several others, the...