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Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) United Nations asks for international support to fight Ebola The fight against the deadly Ebola disease continues, this time against a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of» 

Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology

Video game adapted to promote Indigenous youth mental health

Young people in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut helped adapt a video game designed to help users cope with depression and anxiety. The video was originally created for Maori youth in New Zealand. “In that context, it was shown that» 

Indigenous, Society

Inuit organization accuses Nunavut’s education system of ‘cultural genocide’

An Inuit organization in charge of overseeing the implementation of the Nunavut Agreement that created Canada’s newest Arctic territory 20 years ago told a United Nations meeting Monday that both the federal and territorial governments are complicit in “cultural genocide”» 

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous, government to jointly manage Franklin artifacts

The Canadian government and the Inuit Heritage Trust have made an agreement for the study and preservation artifacts from the 1845 Franklin expedition. Sir John Franklin set out from England with a crew of 129 aboard two ships to look» 

Indigenous, Society

‘We’re up here!’ says Nunavut premier as territory celebrates 20th anniversary

As Nunavut celebrates the 20th anniversary of becoming Canada’s northernmost territory, Premier Joe Savikataaq says he wants people in the rest of the country and outside its borders to remember that it is not just an expanse of frozen land» 

Society

Nunavut is turning 20 : read RCI’s many reports on Canada’s newest territory

On April 1st 2019, Canada celebrates the 20th anniversary of the creation of Nunavut. Over 36 000 Canadians live there, and 23 000 of them speak primarily Inuktitut at home. Find out more about Canada’s newest, largest, and most northerly» 

Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change

When Bernie Adams’ 19-year-old son Robert was stabbed to death in the Inuit village of Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec in March 2018, Adams thought nothing could hurt more. But being an Inuk trying to navigate a child’s violent death in Quebec only» 

Politics

As provincial budget approaches, Quebec Bar sounds alarm on dire state of Nunavik justice system

With the Quebec provincial budget scheduled for later this month, the Quebec Bar Association is demanding immediate, short-term investments to address justice system shortfalls in Nunavik, the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec. “The justice needs in the North are urgent,» 

Twice yearly, native settlements were visited by a government doctor. Shown here is T.J.Orford, doctor and agent for the James Bay district, with a child showing signs of tuberculosis. The child will be hospitalized "outside"(ie in southern Canada) at government expense. Jan. 1946 (Library and ARchives Canada, Mikan-3225246)

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Prime Minister to apologize to Inuit for mistreatment during TB programme

9,000 government files to be opened for searches of missing Inuit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut tomorrow where it is expected he will apologize for treatment of Inuit during various tuberculosis crises across the north over several» 

Indigenous

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»