Houses are pictured overlooking Nuuk's old town in Greenland.

A scene from Nuuk's Old Town in Greenland. A general election took place in Greenland this week.
Photo Credit: Eilís Quinn/Eye on the Arctic

Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 11/28/14

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North  

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of the top headlines from Eye on the Arctic this week:

– The Canadian government has made the Arctic a cornerstone of their domestic policy, but how well are the living up to their obligations? 

– Blogger Mia Bennett looks at what was at stake in Greenland’s general election this week.

– Coal company Store Norske’s decision to lay off one third of its workers in the Arctic Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is driving fears that up to 250 people will leave Longyearbyen, Svalbard’s largest settlement.

And in our Feature Interview for today, we speak to Jordan Peterson, who works for the Gwichen Tribal Council in the Arctic town of Inuvik in Canada’s Northwest Territories, about youth’s increasing role in the environmental movement in the North:


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