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Environment

Is climate change luring sharks north? Communities wrestle with bite mystery off Arctic coast

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  Sometimes it’s seals with amputated flippers. Or even a sea lion snatched seemingly out of thin air. But for at least 10 years, subsistence harvesters in Alaska’s coastal» 

Indigenous, Society

Ancient arctic people spun yarn before Vikings

New research has put the lie to a theory that Norse people from Iceland and Greenland taught the ancient Thule and Dorset people in the Canadian Arctic how to spin yarn. New technology to date artefacts shows that the ancestors» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous

Inuit food, language, art featured at Montreal festival

Concordia University in Montreal will hold its third annual Tillitarniit festival celebrating Indigenous people of Canada’s north on August 2 to 4, 2018. It used to be a film festival but this year will expand to include musical performances, games,» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Another resignation from troubled inquiry into Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The MMIW as it’s known, was announced by the Trudeau government in 2015 to examine the causes of violence against aboriginal women resulting in disproportionately high numbers of murders and persons listed as missing from aboriginal communities.. However, from the» 

Indigenous

Indigenous licence plate celebrates Mi’kmaq people

Upon request, the province of Nova Scotia will issue vehicle owners a special licence plate designed to highlight the language, culture and identity of the Indigenous people of the area, the Mi’kmaq. In Canada, each province or territory is responsible» 

Arts and Entertainment

From the Arctic to Atlantic, a photographer documents seal hunting in Canada

A photographer renowned for his images documenting the human face of seal hunting in Quebec and Newfoundland will spend at least another two years chronicling the Inuit seal hunt in Arctic Canada. “I’ve been hunting there and became passionate about» 

Indigenous

 Canadians and Indigenous reconciliation- clearly divided

Canada’s indigenous population has had an historically rocky relationship with governments. Although efforts have been made in recent years to reconcile with regrettable past actions, only some progress has been made. The residential school issue remains a tragic stain on» 

International, Society

Canadian-owned gold mine closes, Guatemalans seek help

Goldcorp and the Guatemalan government must be made accountable for future human rights and environmental harms following the closure of the Marlin gold mine in western Guatemala, says a Guatemalan human rights defender seeking support in Canada. Sister Maudilia Lopez» 

Environment

Talking muskox health: Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, we bring you a video from our documentary archive The Arctic is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world and» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Chocolate maker from Syria unveils bar with Indigenous word for peace

The “Peace by Chocolate” company founded by Syrian refugees in Canada has produced its first chocolate bar and has given it an Indigenous name for peace. Until now, the chocolates produced in the tiny eastern town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia»