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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» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics

B.C Natural gas pipeline protest: Agreement to restore calm

After armed police broke down a First Nations road barricade and arrests of protesters, a sort of truce has been reached to avoid further conflict and possible injury. This week as the police enforced a court injunction against the Wet’suwet’en who» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Society

Pipeline protests continue: Second roadblock remains

The Wet’suwet’en First Nations continue their protest over plans to run a natural gas pipeline over their claimed territory in northern British Columbia. They continue to block an access road into the area A first barrier was taken down by» 

Indigenous, Politics

Pipeline protesters delay Trudeau speech

Dozens of drumming and chanting protesters delayed on Tuesday a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a forum dedicated to relations between Canada’s Indigenous communities and the federal government. Trudeau finally spoke at the Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

British Columbia pipeline protest update

Yesterday afternoon, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police dismantled a First Nations road blockade in northern B.C. They were enforcing a December court injunction against members of the Wet’suwet’en who are protesting a proposed 700 kilometre gas pipeline which» 

Indigenous, Politics

Saskatchewan premier apologizes to Sixties Scoop survivors

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has offered an apology for the province’s role in a practice that took away Indigenous children from their families and placed them in care of non-Indigenous families in the 1960s through 1980s, leaving them “caught between» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

Pipeline protests continue: Gas pipeline in northern British Columbia

While debate over oil pipelines in southern Canada continue, another pipeline conflict is brewing in northern British Columbia. This time it concerns a 700 kilometre gas pipeline to stretch from Dawson Creek in the northeast of the province to Kitimat» 

Health, Indigenous, Society

Ski program for Indigenous youth continually moving ahead

A program to improve the health and well being of Indigenous youth through outdoor sport and play really appears to be working in the Canadian West. Spirit North is doing just fine, thank you very much. Led by a former» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Feeling blue? Here’s some tonic!

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we prepare to enter a new year, this story is for all of us devolving into cynicism, for all of us viewing with alarm the hardening of our hearts, for all of us of who have lost» 

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»