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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 »

Arts & Entertainment, Politics

Canada must develop cultural diplomacy strategy, says Senate committee

Canada’s world-class arts and culture are top foreign policy assets and the federal government must develop a comprehensive strategy to make cultural diplomacy a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy, says a Senate committee report. Canadian artists are known around the »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, International, Society

Culture Day in Quebec

Every year, the province holds “culture day” in which various cultural institutions open their doors to the public in a kind of exposition of what they do and what they offer. Here in Montreal, the headquarters centre of the domestic »

Arts & 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

Country food vs junk food : Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. Country food, the land and sea animals harvested by Inuit, are the most nourishing foods in the Canadian »

Arts & Entertainment

Canadian province of Ontario contributes $96,000 towards update of Inuit art trademark

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The Canadian province of Ontario may be a southern province, but this week it pledged $96,844 towards the Inuit Art Foundation’s update to the Igloo Tag Trademark. The »

Highlights, Society

Cultural divide in Canadian broadcasting: F-word OK in French

Complaint about the F-word on French media denied  (! Warning STORY CONTAINS CONTROVERSIAL LANGUAGE) It’s the “F-word”. It’s been feared by broadcasters and print media since, well, forever. At least in English. Though standards have relaxed and it does on »

International, Society

Arctic museum exhibit features Nordic cultures

Visitors to the Canadian Museum of Nature will be able to get in touch with the cultures of other Nordic nations from October 19 to 21. The embassies of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland are participating in Nordic Arctic »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Steven Heinemann: Art in 5 dimensions (3D and 2D)

Canadian artist Steven Heinemann knew from a young age he wanted to be an artist. After decades as a successful and renowned creator, the Gardiner Museum will be holding a retrospective in October this year featuring the Ontario artist’s work »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

A’ Ceangal nan Gàidheal: Àrd-Choinneamh Eadarnàiseanta nan Gàidheal*

The Scots are coming! Indeed, Canada will host a first ever international summit meeting of Gaels in Canada to discuss issues of Gaelic identity and culture. Many places in Canada, more so from Ontario eastward, owe their original to Scottish »