Pre-announcement buzz suggests the Arctic Council might be a Nobel Peace Prize contender

Pre-announcement buzz suggests the Arctic Council might be a Nobel Peace...

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo on October 11 and one of the many names mentioned in...
Canada’s senate approves a new Arctic special committee

Canada’s senate approves a new Arctic special committee

The Senate of Canada has voted in favour of setting up a special committee on the Arctic — but we’ll have to wait until...
Historic Sámi agreement starts long way towards ratification

Historic Sámi agreement starts long way towards ratification

Eleven years of negotiations between Finland, Norway and Sweden were successfully brought to an end as a unified Nordic agreement on indigenous Sámi rights...
Greenland lawmakers will consider opening an East Asia office

Greenland lawmakers will consider opening an East Asia office

Greenland’s long-discussed plans of establishing a diplomatic presence in China will be taken up by legislators in Nuuk during the spring session of Inatsisartut,...
The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal ‘veto’

The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal...

There are few green lights on the track towards a possible new railway supposed to link shipping of cargo from Asia, via the Arctic,...
Denmark suggests Greenland is responsible for cleaning up old US pollution

Denmark suggests Greenland is responsible for cleaning up old US pollution

Is Greenland looking to have its cake and eat it when it comes to cleaning up disused American military bases? Yes, appears to be...
New U.S. Senate defense bill requires Arctic strategic ports, attention on Russia and China

New U.S. Senate defense bill requires Arctic strategic ports, attention on...

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed its sprawling National Defense Authorization Act, appropriating $750 billion in national defense spending for 2020. The legislation included...
A Nuuk plan to marginalize the Danish language in Greenland worries Copenhagen

A Nuuk plan to marginalize the Danish language in Greenland worries...

A single sentence in the agreement struck by the four parties making up Greenland’s new coalition government is threatening to sour the relationship between...
Alaska moves to include Native languages in public signs

Alaska moves to include Native languages in public signs

Expect to start seeing Native languages on public information signs around the Alaska.Under an administrative order issued by Gov. Bill Walker last month, state...
Finland’s PM suggests Russia could be responsible for GPS jamming during NATO war games

Finland’s PM suggests Russia could be responsible for GPS jamming during...

HELSINKI/MOSCOW — Finland's GPS signal was intentionally disrupted during NATO war games in the Nordic countries over the past few weeks and the culprit...