Highlights / Nunatsiavut

Environment & Animal Life

Study to be done on establishment of a protected marine area in Atlantic Canada

A coastal area adjacent to the Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador in Atlantic Canada is under consideration to become an Indigenous marine protected area. Canada’s environment minister Catherine McKenna and Johannes Lampe, the president of Nunatsiavut, the Inuit »

Environment & Animal Life

Scientific expedition winds up in Inuit region of Atlantic Canada

A 10-day research project between an ocean conservation group and the government of the Inuit region of Atlantic Canada wound up this week after a 10-day expedition to better understand the coastline in the region. The Imappivut, (“Our Oceans” in »

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 »

Indigenous

Food insecurity in Arctic Canada needs northern solutions, hackathon hears

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North Tackling food insecurity in Canada’s Arctic is a complex issue, but one thing is clear, solutions need to come from the communities affected, not from southern capitals, heard »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Mental Health – Can community programs in Arctic Canada make the difference? (Video)

May 1-7 is  Mental Health Week across Canada. It’s an annual event organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association to help decrease the stigma around mental health and raise awareness about the hurdles people face when trying to get help. »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

National Film Board shares its treasure trove of Inuit stories

The National Film Board of Canada is launching a new learning resource designed to feature and share Inuit culture and life in the Arctic at the upcoming katingavik inuit arts festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Katingavik, which means a gathering place for »

Indigenous, International, Society

From women’s leadership to children’s literature, website spotlights Labrador Inuit

It’s rare you can learn about everything from Labrador’s Inuit women leaders, to children’s Inuktitut literature, in just one place. But thanks to a new website launched this month, researchers, and those from the region, can now do just that. Titled »

Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology

Website launched to help Inuit living with cancer

Video: Sophie Keenlan – One Woman’s Journey When Sophie Keelan found out she had breast cancer in 2007, she experienced the same feelings of disbelief, fear and uncertainty that any other Canadian feels when they receive a cancer diagnosis. But like other Inuit »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Eye on the Arctic – Caribou conservation in Canada’s North

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Caribou is central to Inuit and First Nations cultural life in northern Canada. But the decrease in the numbers of certain herds is causing concern in many aboriginal »