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Eye on the Arctic video archive: Do mobility devices in the Arctic need a rethink?

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North This week on Eye on the Arctic, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at mental health services in the North.  CAMBRIDGE BAY, Canada _ Recovering from knee surgery» 

Indigenous, Politics

Canada commemorates hanged Métis hero’s legacy

Canada is marking the 132nd anniversary of the execution of Louis Riel, a visionary Métis leader and a rebel, whose fight to protect the rights of the Métis nation led to the creation of the Province of Manitoba, but also» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, Science and Technology

Canada now officially connected by road-coast to coast to coast

It’s official. For the first time in Canadian history, the country is now linked by all-weather road from Atlantic to Pacific, and now to the Arctic. Yesterday the final 137 kilometre section of an all-weather road linking Inuvik in the» 

Indigenous

Food insecurity in Arctic Canada needs northern solutions, hackathon hears

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North Tackling food insecurity in Canada’s Arctic is a complex issue, but one thing is clear, solutions need to come from the communities affected, not from southern capitals, heard» 

Indigenous, Society

Building ski resort on sacred land does not violate freedom of religion: Supreme Court

Developing a ski resort in a region considered to be a sacred land by British Columbia’s Indigenous peoples does not violate their constitutional right to freedom of religion, a divided Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a majority decision Thursday. The» 

Indigenous, Politics

People of South Sudan still need our help: UNICEF

David Morley has a message for Canadians: “Don’t give up on South Sudan!” The international community cannot just throw up its hands and walk away from the crisis in South Sudan both morally and politically, no matter how hopeless the» 

Indigenous, Politics

Indigenous parents forced to give up children for better access to healthcare: opposition MP

The federal government is denying opposition claims that Indigenous parents in Canada continue to face the impossible choice of either keeping their children or surrendering them to the country’s “badly broken and badly underfunded” foster care system so they can» 

History, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Nova Scotia moving to make amends to the Mi’kmaq nation

This story began thousands of years ago when a people now known as the Mi’kmaq nation, roamed much of what came to be called Eastern Canada. They lived peacefully, working the land, hunting and fishing to survive. Then the white» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous

Passing of celebrated Inuit carver Barnabus Arnasungaaq marks end of era

Art collectors and lovers in Canada and around the world are quietly mourning the death of a celebrated Inuit carver and sculptor whose passing marks the end of an era in Inuit art. Barnabus Arnasungaaq died in Baker Lake, a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, International, Sports

imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts festival underway in Toronto

imagineNATIVE, the film and media arts festival that screens and displays work from aboriginal people around the world, opened its 18th edition last night in Toronto. This year, over 100 feature films, documentaries, short films and music videos will screen»