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Environment

2019 Arctic wildfire season ‘unprecedented’ say experts

June and July are shaping up to be the most intense Arctic wildfire periods on record with blazes raging everywhere from Siberia and Alaska to even Greenland. Although fires are a natural part of the boreal forest life cycle, the» 

Indigenous

Canadian researchers to establish Indigenous-led centre focused on HIV rates among First Nations, Inuit & Métis

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded a federal grant to First Nations researchers at Canada’s University of Saskatchewan to establish an Indigenous-led centre devoted to addressing» 

Indigenous

Visit an Arctic College class in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. Ever wondered what goes on in one of Nunavut’s Arctic college learning centres? While many people are aware that Nunavut’s Arctic College was set up to provide» 

Indigenous

Video Archive: Mental health in Arctic Canada – Can community programs make the difference?

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North For many northerners in Canada’s remote Arctic communities, the obstacles to receiving mental health services are multiplied by their isolation and lack of culturally relevant counselling. For this» 

Society

Royal Canadian Mint issues Nunavut gold collector coin to commemorate 20th anniversary of Arctic territory

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, and made the coin with gold» 

International

China, Russia … and Canada… singled out in new U.S. Arctic defense strategy

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North China and Russia are being singled out in the new U.S. Arctic defense strategy, echoing the increasing rhetoric from U.S. officials in recent months targeting the two» 

Indigenous

Indigenous participation key to Arctic development, Inuit activist tells Economic Forum of the Americas

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Full Inuit participation will be key to long-term sustainable development in the Arctic as well as helping the world confront the current climate crisis, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a» 

Indigenous

Inadequate shelter services in Arctic Canada imprison Inuit women in cycle of violence: study

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The lack of women’s shelters, transition lodging and second-stage housing services is keeping Inuit women trapped in an ongoing cycle of violence, says a report from Canada’s» 

International

Better wildfire management would help reduce black carbon pollution say Arctic experts

Better wildfire management and improved agricultural practices have been added to a list of black carbon and methane mitigation recommendations by a group of international experts. The Arctic Council Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane, which includes experts from» 

International

Canada files submission to establish continental shelf’s outer limits in Arctic Ocean

Canada filed its Arctic continental shelf submission with the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on Wednesday, claiming approximately 1.2 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean seabed and subsoil in an area that includes the North»