Trudeau apologizes to Newfoundland-Labrador residential school survivors

Trudeau apologizes to Newfoundland-Labrador residential school survivors

In a long-awaited act of contrition, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to the Inuit, Innu and NunatuKavut people of Newfoundland-Labrador for abuses...
A new report proposes Inuit cross-border management for North Water Polynya

A new report proposes Inuit cross-border management for North Water Polynya

A commission under the banner of the Inuit Circumpolar Council says control over the North Water Polynya, an area of ice-free water, which lies...
Solidly southern Scotland seeks northern prosperity

Solidly southern Scotland seeks northern prosperity

Pivoting to the North to develop economic ties with Iceland, the Faroe Islands and other countries of the Arctic will result in a “fairer...
Indigenous participants help keep Finland’s Arctic conference on track

Indigenous participants help keep Finland’s Arctic conference on track

In his keynote speech at an Arctic conference now underway in Rovaniemi, Timo Soini, Finland’s foreign affairs minister, summed up what many feel is...
Canada’s road to the Arctic Ocean opens

Canada’s road to the Arctic Ocean opens

Canada has never had an all weather road to its Arctic Ocean. Historically, the only way of reaching communities that are in the northernmost...
ICC hopes Inuit Day observance will grow

ICC hopes Inuit Day observance will grow

Though the day’s not widely observed in Nunavut and Nunavik, the Inuit Circumpolar Council hopes that every Nov. 7, Inuit Day, sometimes called International...
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary grows to six Nunavik communities

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary grows to six Nunavik communities

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is growing in Nunavik, with the network of marine rescue volunteers in the region now including 24 members in...
Shoppers across the Alaska and Canadian Arctic can now find some items in local indigenous languages

Shoppers across the Alaska and Canadian Arctic can now find some...

Grocery shoppers in Arctic Alaska and in communities across northern and Arctic Canada can now select items labeled in their regions’ indigenous languages, a...
An update to the official Danish dictionary raises objections from Greenlanders

An update to the official Danish dictionary raises objections from Greenlanders

If you speak Danish and are looking for an insensitive term to describe someone who is falling­-down drunk, ‘grønlænderstiv’ (drunk as a Greenlander) is an option. Few...
We’re not ready to respond to oil spills, Arctic delegates tell Transport Canada

We’re not ready to respond to oil spills, Arctic delegates tell...

Should an oil spill happen in the Canadian Arctic, many communities know they are the ones that will have to react first, but residents...