Highlights / Inuit

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 »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Canada announces $650M in new COVID-19 funding for Indigenous communities

The federal government is investing an additional $650 million to support Canada’s Indigenous communities on healthcare, income support, and new shelters for women, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. The new money is aimed at preparing these communities for a »

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Inuit children play outdoors in Pond Inlet, Nunavut

File photo of children on the playground outside of the Ulaajuk elementary in Pond Inlet, where life is now returning to normal following a COVID-19 scare. (Kieran Oudshoorn/CBC). Read the article »

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Arctic territory of Nunavut reports first COVID-19 case

The Coast Guard ship Des Groseilliers is seen near the arctic community of Pond Inlet, Nunavut August 23, 2014. Nunavut was the last jurisdiction remaining in Canada to have zero cases until Thursday, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Wattie. Read the article
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Health, Indigenous

Arctic territory of Nunavut reports first COVID-19 case

Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut has reported its first case of COVID-19 in the Inuit community of Pond Inlet, according to territorial Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson. Nunavut was the last jurisdiction remaining in Canada to have zero »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Greenland wants its say in huge Canadian Arctic mining project

High up in the Canadian Arctic a giant open pit mine is extracting millions of tonnes of iron ore which is then shipped to destinations in Europe and Asia. The Baffinland company’s Mary River site on Baffin Island, originally began »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canada History: Apr.1, 1999: Canada’s map redrawn with a new territory

The Inuit who comprise the vast majority of the approximately 39,000 residents of the eastern Arctic, had long been requesting authority over their region.  In 1976 Inuit groups had sought political control over the region as a way to settle »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Inuit group calls for air transportation to be designated as essential service

As the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic grounds many of Canada’s air carriers to halt, the country’s national Inuit organization is calling on the federal government to designate air transportation to remote Arctic communities as an essential service. Inuit Tapiriit »

Environment & Animal Life

Waivers to possible Arctic HFO ban denounced by Indigenous & environmental orgs

The International Maritime Organization’s sub-committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) meeting wound up in London on Friday, with agreement on the draft text of a ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic from July 1 2024, but with »