Highlights/Lancaster Sound

Environment, Indigenous

Inuit and Ottawa reach agreement in principle on Arctic marine conservation area

The federal government and the Inuit have reached another milestone in creating Canada’s largest marine conservation area in the northeastern part of the fabled Northwest Passage, officials announced Tuesday. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), which represents approximately 14,000 Inuit in the» 

Environment, Politics

Ottawa and Inuit agree on boundaries for Arctic marine conservation area

Nearly five decades after Canada’s Inuit began their fight to preserve a unique marine ecosystem, the federal government, the Territory of Nunavut and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association announced Monday that they’ve reached an agreement on the final boundary for a» 

Environment, Indigenous, Society

Legal action taken to protect rich Arctic area

The World Wildlife Fund has gone to court to try to kill old permits for gas and oil exploration in Lancaster Sound, in the northern territory of Nunavut. The conservation group says the permits awarded to Shell decades ago present an» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

‘Zombie’ oil permits block marine protection in Arctic

The permits were there, but are they legally still there? In a strange case yet to be defined, it appears that long-expired oil exploration permits in the Arctic, are causing controversy today. Through freedom-of-information requests, Greenpeace obtained documents showing that» 

Environment, Indigenous

Environmental group calls for protection of Lancaster Sound

An environmental group has partnered with Inuit artists to produce a short film it hopes will draw attention to the long-delayed promise of creating a marine conservation area in one of the most biologically rich and sensitive areas of the»