Highlights/Northwest Territories

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Debate over hunting with drones continues in Northwest Territories

Indigenous groups in Canada’s Arctic are grappling with an influx of new technology and how to make sure it doesn’t do more harm than good. Drones are giving biologists a better idea of caribou migration and the social actions that» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Fossil of world’s earliest fungus unearthed in Canadian Arctic

Scientists have unearthed fossilized fungi in the western Canadian Arctic dating back up to one billion years, nearly half a billion years earlier than previously thought, according to research published in the journal Nature. The discovery of these microscopic and» 

Environment, Indigenous

Ottawa and Dehcho First Nations create Canada’s newest Indigenous protected area

The federal government and Dehcho First Nations in the Northwest Territories have agreed to a landmark deal that will protect a “breadbasket” wilderness area from resource development for generations to come. The agreement signed by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and» 

Indigenous

Indigenous Cultural Tourism: How the North is learning from community success in southern Canada

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  The successes of cultural tourism in Canada’s southern Aboriginal communities are providing an important roadmap for development of Indigenous cultural tourism in the North, a sector expected to» 

International

Russian oil, cooperation over commerce & Canada’s Arctic highway : 2017 Arctic Year in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The end of the year is often a time to take stock, and here at Eye on the Arctic we’re no different. That’s why, as 2017 draws to» 

Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Yukon cancer warning labels on alcohol

A world first? Several countries around the world, including the U.K., U.S.A., Sweden and France among others have varying sizes, styles, and degrees of obligatory and voluntary warning labels on alcohol products. These often warn of the dangers of drinking» 

Society

Is hunting with drones ethical? Canada’s Yukon territory says ‘no’

The issue of drones and hunting has become an increasingly hot-button issue in many areas of rural Canada, but at least one of Canada’s northern territories has nixed the practice once and for all with new regulations that came into» 

Economy

How much does Inuit art contribute to the Canadian economy?

 When it comes to economic development in the Canadian Arctic, resource development dominates the headlines. But a recent report lays out in detail, just how much the Inuit arts economy contributes to the North, and to Canada as a whole. In 2015 alone, the Inuit art economy contributed $87.2» 

Arts and Entertainment

Inuit Art Foundation takes over art certification from Canadian government

A trademark that certifies Inuit art, and has been issued by the Canadian government for almost sixty years, is now in Inuit hands. The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF), which promotes Inuit artists and publishes the magazine Inuit Art Quarterly, will now» 

Indigenous, Society

Federal government invests over $35M to preserve Indigenous languages in northern Canada

The federal government is pledging to invest $35.4 million to support and preserve Indigenous language services in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) in Canada’s north. The federal government has allocated $19.6 million for the N.W.T. and $15.8 million for Nunavut. The»