Highlights / Inuit

Health, Indigenous, Society

Canadian company to send PPE to northern Indigenous communities

The Canada Goose company plans to send 7,000 units of Canadian-made personal protective equipment to remote northern Inuit communities. Both reusable and disposable gowns will be shipped to frontline workers in Nunatsiavut, Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. These are »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

New Indigenous protected area created in the Canadian Arctic

The federal government is investing $1.43 million for the creation of a new Indigenous protected and conserved area in the Canadian Arctic in partnership with the Inuit community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec. The Arqvilliit Indigenous protected and conserved area »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology

Traditional Inuit storytelling heard on new podcast

A rich collection of recorded interviews from Indigenous people in Canada’s north will be sampled on a new podcast from the public broadcaster, CBC. This will be the first CBC podcast to be in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

In Eastern Canada, Musique Nomade stands by Indigenous musicians

Since my first Safe&Sound column on throat singing, I meant to explore Canada’s Indigenous music scene. In Quebec, the most important stakeholder is undoubtedly Musique Nomade, a Montreal-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and producing up-and-coming Indigenous musicians.  Based on »

Health, Indigenous, Politics

Ottawa pledges $305M for Indigenous communities to tackle coronavirus crisis

The federal government has announced an additional $305 million to help Canada’s Indigenous Peoples battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money can be used for a wide variety of measures such as supporting vulnerable community »

Indigenous, International, Society

COVID-19 poses ‘critical threat to Indigenous Peoples,’ says UN rights chief

The COVID-19 pandemic that has infected nearly 20 million people worldwide and has claimed over 730,000 lives, poses a critical threat to Indigenous Peoples, says the United Nations top human rights official. In a statement released on Sunday, on the »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, International

‘New wave’ of Inuit throat singers reach the Canadian mainstream music scene

This week marks the beginning of this Safe&Sound music column dedicated to Canadian artists, and as we are celebrating on this coming Sunday, June 21, the National Indigenous Peoples Day, this first edition will be dedicated to a very special »

Indigenous

June 21 is  National Indigenous Peoples Day

This date, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, is perhaps the culmination of Canada ‘s National indigenous History Month. The month, and this special day are to inspire Canadians to learn about the »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Video of violent arrest in Nunavut sparks debate about policing in Canada

The violent arrest of an Inuk man in Nunavut, captured on video, has once again raised questions about policing in Canada’s north and relations between the country’s Indigenous communities, racial minorities and the national police force. The video of the »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Inuit tale wins at Canadian Screen Awards

Canada’ major film awards event, the Canadian Screen Awards, handed out its ‘Genie” awards for the best in cinema, television and digital media last week. A merger of the previous Gemini and Genie awards for TV and film respectively, this »