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Country food vs junk food : Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. Country food, the land and sea animals harvested by Inuit, are the most nourishing foods in the Canadian» 

Arts and Entertainment

The making of a tapestry – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous

Canada wants to list mysterious Arctic petroglyphs as UNESCO World Heritage Site

Their exact location is a jealously guarded secret but a set of mysterious petroglyphs in the Eastern Canadian Arctic feature among Ottawa’s latest submission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for consideration as a new World Heritage» 

Indigenous

Canada’s northern justice system needs victim-focused overhaul, national inquiry told

Charlotte Wolfrey’s daughter, Deidre Michelin, was just 15 days shy of her 21st birthday when she was shot and killed by her partner who then turned the gun on himself. All four of her grandchildren were in the house when their mother’s» 

Society

Lawyer hopes guilty verdict in death of Inuk mother helps restore faith in Canadian justice system

A Canadian Crown prosecutor says he hopes the guilty verdict in the Montreal death of an Inuk mother, helps restore the faith of Indigenous communities in the justice system. “Quite a few aboriginal communities in the country have felt that» 

Indigenous

Inquiry into violence against Indigenous women wraps up hearings in Canadian Arctic

A Canadian inquiry into violence against Indigenous women wrapped up its hearings in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut this week. Over three-days of testimony in the community of Rankin Inlet, witness after witness denounced the lack of services in» 

Arts and Entertainment

Canadian province of Ontario contributes $96,000 towards update of Inuit art trademark

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The Canadian province of Ontario may be a southern province, but this week it pledged $96,844 towards the Inuit Art Foundation’s update to the Igloo Tag Trademark. The» 

Indigenous

Inuit perspectives crucial as Canada develops Northwest Passage says report

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North.  Inuit must be at the negotiating table as climate change redefines the future of the Northwest Passage, says a new paper released in Canada this month. “Inuit utilized» 

Economy

North American Arctic is failing compared to Russia, Nordics, warns think tank

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North. Weak national leadership in the North American Arctic is hindering northern development compared to the thriving polar regions of Russia and the Nordics, says a Canadian think tank» 

Environment

Video: How Inuit knowledge is informing climate research in Canada

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North.  Related stories from around the North: Canada:  Video Series – Working with indigenous knowledge, Eye on the Arctic Finland: Finland’s Sámi request UN help in securing their rights, Yle News»