Highlights/Indigenous

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Society

A Cape Breton First Nation and an aquaculture giant gear for success

Did you hear the one about the little First Nation that really–REALLY–could, just like that famous little steam engine? In a story that continues to unfold–as well as amaze and impress–the We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

CPAWS says time is short to avoid Canadian ‘nature emergency’

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says Canada needs to do more–way more–to protect its land and wa Noting that biodiversity is declining faster than any other time in human history and citing a recent report that over one million» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Society

The Balmy North: It’s getting a whole lot hotter at the top of the world

As we ponder the topsy-turvy world of climate change, let us now take a closer look at the top of the world. Travel with me please to Canadian Forces Station Alert, located at the northeastern tip of Ellesmere island, just» 

Environment, Indigenous, Society

Second First Nation declares water state of emergency

A second First Nation in less than a week has declared a state of emergency over the quality of its water. On Friday, the band council of the Eabametoong First Nation, located about 360 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ontario,» 

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

Volunteers bring running water to Indigenous homes

A lack of clean, running water has been linked to the high rate of suicide among Indigenous youth in Canada. Access to water is an on-going problem on many of the reserves where Indigenous people live. The Canadian government has» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Another statue controversy in Canada: Samuel de Champlain

The 17th century French explorer Samuel de Champlain has long been lauded in Canadian history books as opening up Canada through his travels into the then unexplored interior of the country. In the quiet and picturesque city of Orillia, Ontario,» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Debate over hunting with drones continues in Northwest Territories

Indigenous groups in Canada’s Arctic are grappling with an influx of new technology and how to make sure it doesn’t do more harm than good. Drones are giving biologists a better idea of caribou migration and the social actions that» 

Indigenous, Politics, Religion, Society

Statue of historic B.C. justice is removed

Another statue of a now-controversial historical figure has been removed from a public square in British Columbia. As members from local First Nations cheered, a monument to B.C.’s first chief justice, Matthew Begbie, was removed from the New Westminster provincial» 

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»