Nunavut MP talks of workplace racism in her farewell speech

Nunavut MP talks of workplace racism in her farewell speech

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq said she “never felt safe” during her time as Nunavut’s MP and accused the federal government of refusing to provide Inuit with...
Continued warming could make Alaska’s Arctic refuge even more crucial for calving caribou

Continued warming could make Alaska’s Arctic refuge even more crucial for...

The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is so important to the Porcupine Caribou Herd that the Indigenous Gwich’in people of the...
Greenland is seeking a free trade agreement with the US

Greenland is seeking a free trade agreement with the US

Greenlandic lawmakers are hoping firmer relations with the United States can lead to the easing of a number of regulations that hinder trade between...
Pacific walrus protections are poised to get a fresh look

Pacific walrus protections are poised to get a fresh look

The loss of Arctic sea ice prompted Endangered Species Act protections for three species of marine mammals in Alaska — polar bears, ringed seals...
US Defense Department announces new Arctic security center

US Defense Department announces new Arctic security center

The U.S. Department of Defense formally announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new regional security studies center for the Arctic. The Ted Stevens Center...
Denmark agrees to give Greenland front seat at Arctic table

Denmark agrees to give Greenland front seat at Arctic table

COPENHAGEN — Greenland and the Faroe Islands will get a more active and prominent role in the Arctic Council, a high-level forum of Arctic...
Russia-Norway emergency cooperation gets priority despite military buildup and COVID crisis

Russia-Norway emergency cooperation gets priority despite military buildup and COVID crisis

One day after Norway scrambled a pair of F-16 fighter jets to meet Russian military planes outside its northern airspace, the two countries kicked...
Biden administration suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Biden administration suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Citing "legal deficiencies" that include inadequate environmental review, the U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday suspended all activity related oil and gas exploration on leases...
Environmentalists condemn Biden’s backing of an Arctic Alaska oil project

Environmentalists condemn Biden’s backing of an Arctic Alaska oil project

Environmental groups have condemned the Biden administration's defense of a proposed ConocoPhillips oil development in Alaska's Arctic, a drilling project approved under former President...
Inuktitut speakers are left out of federal elections, say Nunavut MP and language commissioner

Inuktitut speakers are left out of federal elections, say Nunavut MP...

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq is looking to get Indigenous languages included on voters’ ballots in the next election — something the territory’s languages commissioner...