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Politics

Canada’s 2019 budget slim on hard power Arctic commitments, experts say

While the new Liberal budget promises to spend $700 million over the next 10 years for things like post-secondary education in Canada’s North, new infrastructure and Arctic research, there is barely any mention of investing in the government’s hard power» 

Politics

As provincial budget approaches, Quebec Bar sounds alarm on dire state of Nunavik justice system

With the Quebec provincial budget scheduled for later this month, the Quebec Bar Association is demanding immediate, short-term investments to address justice system shortfalls in Nunavik, the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec. “The justice needs in the North are urgent,» 

Indigenous

Inuit, First Nations, Métis welcome Canadian gov’s Indigenous child protection legislation

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Canada’s Inuit, First Nations and Métis organizations say they welcome the Indigenous child protection legislation introduced by the federal government in the House of Commons on Thursday. “With» 

Society

Lack of staff forces legal aid closure in Inuit region of Arctic Quebec

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The legal aide office in Kuujjuaq, the administrative capital of the Inuit region of Nunavik, Quebec, will be temporarily shut down in March after an inability to recruit» 

Indigenous

Inuit leaders call on Canada to go “beyond symbolic gestures” for Indigenous language preservation

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Inuit leaders from across Canada issued a joint statement on Friday calling on the federal government to do more to preserve Inuit, First Nations and Métis languages in» 

Environment

Arctic experts tackle black carbon risk posed by wildfires

Forest fires, important sources of black carbon emissions, devastated Arctic regions around the world in 2018, and are an increasing concern for circumpolar nations, says the chair of the Arctic Council expert group on black carbon and methane. The fires» 

Indigenous

U.N. Year of Indigenous Languages: Spotlight Nunavut

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The United Nations has designated 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages. The goal is to to make people more aware of the languages and their role in» 

International

Alaska drilling, China, and the Arctic Council handover to Iceland : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long, Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take» 

International

ITK, an Arctic Council rejig and the summit Finland won’t let die : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long,  Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take» 

Indigenous

“I’m always looking up at the sky,” says Canadian Inuk artist – Video archive

In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art and artists of Canada’s Arctic were the main conduit for northerners to communicate their culture and communities to the rest of the»