‘Sami Blood’ a pulsating look at ethnic prejudice in Scandinavia

‘Sami Blood’ a pulsating look at ethnic prejudice in Scandinavia

There haven't been many movies that tell the story of the Sami people of Scandinavia, an indigenous race that has been the victim of...
A new cooling in US-Russia relations 150 years after Alaska purchase

A new cooling in US-Russia relations 150 years after Alaska purchase

Relationships built on friendship exchanges between the Russian Far East and Alaska since 1988 are substantially diminished, even as Alaska celebrates the 150th anniversary...
Russia seeks meeting with UN Ocean Affairs Commission

Russia seeks meeting with UN Ocean Affairs Commission

Russia wants to meet the UN’s Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in July.According to the Danish online newspaper Arktisk Nyt, the...
US Senate could authorize up to 6 icebreakers — when there’s money for them

US Senate could authorize up to 6 icebreakers — when there’s...

WASHINGTON — The United States is one step closer to acquiring polar icebreakers that Alaska’s congressional delegation has long argued are desperately needed.The Senate...
Norway to boost Sami language resources

Norway to boost Sami language resources

"The Norwegian government will increase resources available for strengthening of the Sami language," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner.In October...
U.S. House panel wants to know how climate change impacts the military

U.S. House panel wants to know how climate change impacts the...

WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Wednesday to produce a report on climate change and...
China’s Belt and Road Initiative moves into the Arctic

China’s Belt and Road Initiative moves into the Arctic

When China convened its Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last month, most of the attention focused on the initiative’s plans for transportation infrastructure...
Can shared culture keep the Arctic a place of peace?

Can shared culture keep the Arctic a place of peace?

It isn’t just the artists who want to put culture center stage in the Arctic.“We can use culture to prevent this area from becoming...
Alaskans in tiny Cessna make goodwill flight to Russia

Alaskans in tiny Cessna make goodwill flight to Russia

A Cessna 172 flew from Nome to an airport in Russia in just three hours.But the goodwill mission on June 14 in a small plane...
Russia starts cleaning up Cold War-era nuclear waste

Russia starts cleaning up Cold War-era nuclear waste

MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday sent a first shipment of spent fuel from Soviet-era nuclear-powered submarines to a reprocessing plant as part of an international...