Highlights / Inuit

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 »

Indigenous, Society

A special coat turns up in an Edmonton thrift store

It’s axiomatic that one never knows what they will find in a thrift store. Sometimes, it’s not all that great. Other times? It’s a bit of giggle. Other times? Travel with me, if you will, to the Goodwill Alberta store »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

Northern Canadian writers tackle the roiling world of Arctic horror

Ghosts, cannibals and animals that may not be what they seem — a Canadian anthology has brought together some of the North’s most notable writers to explore the darkest corners of Arctic horror. Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories is made up »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Inuit throat singer to perform with musicians of other cultures

Oktoécho is an ensemble of between three and 30 musicians who promote the creation and performance of what it calls “blended musical works.” It has worked with artists from Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq, Austria and Argentine. Inspiration comes from award-winning »

Indigenous, Politics

Premier François Legault apologizes for Quebec’s treatment of Indigenous people

Quebec Premier François Legault apologized to the province’s Indigenous and Inuit inhabitants Wednesday, saying successive provincial governments have failed to address the discrimination and prejudice experienced by them over the decades. “I offer Quebec’s First Nations and Inuit people the »

Arts & Entertainment

Exhibition to showcase Inuit art from Atlantic Canada

A new exhibition featuring the work of 25 known and emerging Inuit artists from Altlantic Canada is coming to Montreal in October. Nunatsiavut — Our Beautiful Land will showcase more than forty artworks by established and emerging artists, and will »