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Indigenous

Indigenous Cultural Tourism: How the North is learning from community success in southern Canada

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  The successes of cultural tourism in Canada’s southern Aboriginal communities are providing an important roadmap for development of Indigenous cultural tourism in the North, a sector expected to» 

Internet, Science and Technology

$125.2 million announced for high-speed internet in Inuit region of Arctic Quebec

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  Ottawa and the province of Quebec announced $125.2 million this week to help improve high-speed internet in Nunavik, the Inuit region of northern Quebec. The money will go» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Consumers risk being sued for online criticism

A Canadian woman posted some negative comments on the internet about a restoration company in Ottawa and now the company is threatening to sue her for damage to its reputation. Under Canada’s criminal law, “a defamatory libel is matter published,» 

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, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Black History Month: We’re here and we mean business

The second annual International Black Economic Forum This major economic event takes place this weekend in Montreal. Frantz Saintellemy, entrepreneur is the honorary president this year of the international forum. He is also the founder of Group 3737, a business» 

Economy, Society

Huge grocery chain admits price fixing

Bread prices “fixed” for 14 years It was a rather stunning admission: the head of Canada’s largest grocery chain and baking operation admitted they’d been “fixing” the price of bread since 2002. Galen Weston, chairman and CEO of George Weston» 

Economy, International

Beware risks of business with China: former ambassador

A former Canadian ambassador to China says the Canadian government is not doing a good enough job of warning people of the risks of doing business in China. Chinese authorities have imprisoned Canadian wine producer John Chang for over 20» 

Indigenous

Court ruling on Inuit consultation a ‘wake-up call’ for Canadian government says lawyer

A ruling by Canada’s Supreme Court this week that Inuit must be sufficiently consulted before projects affecting their communities are approved, will have important implications for future Arctic ventures, say those involved in the case. “We’re walking on cloud nine and so» 

Economy

How much does Inuit art contribute to the Canadian economy?

 When it comes to economic development in the Canadian Arctic, resource development dominates the headlines. But a recent report lays out in detail, just how much the Inuit arts economy contributes to the North, and to Canada as a whole. In 2015 alone, the Inuit art economy contributed $87.2» 

Arts and Entertainment

Inuit Art Foundation takes over art certification from Canadian government

A trademark that certifies Inuit art, and has been issued by the Canadian government for almost sixty years, is now in Inuit hands. The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF), which promotes Inuit artists and publishes the magazine Inuit Art Quarterly, will now»