Highlights/culture

Arts and Entertainment

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art and artists of Canada’s Arctic were the main conduit for northerners to communicate their culture and communities to the rest of the» 

The Nova Scotia book of Everything

Everything you wanted to know about Nova Scotia and were going to ask anyway. It’s summer in Canada, or nearly, and a time for travel. If heading to the province of Nova Scotia, here’s a quick and enjoyable way to» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Supreme Court refuses honour killing appeal

Canada’s top court will not hear an appeal by Hamed Shafia convicted of killing his three sisters and another family member in January 2012. The judge found Shafia and his parents guilty of first degree murder in a case he» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canada history: Jan 18,1972 Canada stands up for Canadian music

Until 1972, just about the only way a Canadian musical artist would be heard on Canadian radio, was through a combination of extreme talent and good luck, or if they had already been successful in the US. It was extremely» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Video Documentary: How indigenous knowledge is changing what we know about the Arctic

Related stories from around the North: Canada:  Is climate change making the muskoxen sick on Victoria Island?, Eye on the Arctic Finland:  Sámi spokesperson urges respect for nature, Yle News Greenland: What the EU seal ban has meant for Inuit communities» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Society

Arctic Tourism: “See it before it’s gone”

Until fairly recently, distance and conditions had greatly limited tourism to  the Arctic. In recent years that has been changing, but is it a good thing or not? Alison Gill (PhD), Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

Canada to be guest of honour at international book fair

It may seem a long way off, but in the publishing industry it is very big news. Canada has been invited to be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020 (Frankfurt Buchmesse-FBM). “The Frankfurt Book Fair» 

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous family bans English to preserve culture

Like many parents, Nancy Mike and Andrew Morrison have to work hard if they want to preserve their aboriginal language. Because so much English is spoken in Iqaluit in the northern territory of Nunavut, they have decided to ban English» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Dam threatens indigenous culture: Amnesty International

Amnesty International Canada has launched a worldwide campaign to stop construction of a massive hydroelectric dam in western Canada. It says the dam violates Canada’s commitments to uphold the human rights of indigenous peoples. “This is a dam that would»