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Indigenous, Politics

National Inuit organization outlines priorities for 2019 election

Social infrastructure to deal with the mental health crisis affecting Inuit communities, housing, renewable energy and climate action, a partnership with the Crown and sustainable economic development of Canada’s Arctic regions are among the priorities for federal parties unveiled Friday »

Indigenous

Inuit leaders call on Canada to go “beyond symbolic gestures” for Indigenous language preservation

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Inuit leaders from across Canada issued a joint statement on Friday calling on the federal government to do more to preserve Inuit, First Nations and Métis languages in »

International

ITK, an Arctic Council rejig and the summit Finland won’t let die : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long,  Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take »

Health, Indigenous

Inuit organization releases strategy to eliminate TB by 2030

Canada’s national Inuit organization released Monday its strategy to eliminate by 2030 the “staggeringly high rates” of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit leaving in a vast region of the Canadian Arctic stretching from the Labrador Sea in the east to the »

Indigenous

Inuit perspectives crucial as Canada develops Northwest Passage says report

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North.  Inuit must be at the negotiating table as climate change redefines the future of the Northwest Passage, says a new paper released in Canada this month. “Inuit utilized »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Society

Canadian Inuit release suicide prevention strategy

Canada’s National Inuit organization,  Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), released its National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy this week saying the country can no longer ignore the mental health crisis in the North. “To overturn the now 30-year high rates of suicides in »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous mental health funding sends important signal says Canadian Inuit leader

Canada’s national Inuit organization says the indigenous mental health funding announced this week is important not only for the resources it will provide, but also because of the signal  the federal government is sending about its relationship with Inuit. “In the past, government has been »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Shipping, Russia and reality TV : Arctic week in review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week: – New guidelines on polar shipping focus »

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Eye on the Arctic – ‘Yes’ to development but on our terms, say Inuit

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from Canada’s northern regions. Indigenous leaders from several regions around the world released a declaration this week calling for an end to Arctic resource development. The groups released the statement jointly »

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Eye on the Arctic –Inuit organization optimistic about Canada’s Arctic Council mandate

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from Canada’s northern regions. Today, Part 3 of our ongoing series looking at the Arctic Council. The leader of Canada’s national Inuit organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami(ITK), says he’s optimistic about Canada’s »