Highlights / Nunavut

Politics

Trudeau gets glimpse of life in the Far North during tour of Arctic Bay

Sitting on a bed next to one of the oldest Inuit women in northern Nunavut, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heard and witnessed first-hand what life is like for the people of the Far North. The Canadian Press, first published on» 

Indigenous, Politics

Ottawa unveils new agreement to address Arctic housing crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government has reached a new housing agreement with Nunavut to help address the housing crisis across Canada’s Arctic territory. Under the 10-year agreement the federal and territorial governments will provide nearly $316 million» 

Arts and Entertainment

Conversation with Inuk carver Toonoo Sharky – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Carving is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about northern art. But just like other art forms in the Arctic, carving is evolving» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Society

The Balmy North: It’s getting a whole lot hotter at the top of the world

As we ponder the topsy-turvy world of climate change, let us now take a closer look at the top of the world. Travel with me please to Canadian Forces Station Alert, located at the northeastern tip of Ellesmere island, just» 

Indigenous

Video Archive: Mental health in Arctic Canada – Can community programs make the difference?

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North For many northerners in Canada’s remote Arctic communities, the obstacles to receiving mental health services are multiplied by their isolation and lack of culturally relevant counselling. For this» 

Environment

What’s making the muskoxen sick on Victoria Island? – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. For at least a decade in Canada’s western Arctic, the muskoxen Inuit rely on for everything from food, to» 

Indigenous, Society

Inuit organization accuses Nunavut’s education system of ‘cultural genocide’

An Inuit organization in charge of overseeing the implementation of the Nunavut Agreement that created Canada’s newest Arctic territory 20 years ago told a United Nations meeting Monday that both the federal and territorial governments are complicit in “cultural genocide”» 

Indigenous, Society

‘We’re up here!’ says Nunavut premier as territory celebrates 20th anniversary

As Nunavut celebrates the 20th anniversary of becoming Canada’s northernmost territory, Premier Joe Savikataaq says he wants people in the rest of the country and outside its borders to remember that it is not just an expanse of frozen land» 

Society

Nunavut is turning 20 : read RCI’s many reports on Canada’s newest territory

On April 1st 2019, Canada celebrates the 20th anniversary of the creation of Nunavut. Over 36 000 Canadians live there, and 23 000 of them speak primarily Inuktitut at home. Find out more about Canada’s newest, largest, and most northerly» 

Indigenous

“I’m always looking up at the sky,” says Canadian Inuk artist – Video archive

In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art and artists of Canada’s Arctic were the main conduit for northerners to communicate their culture and communities to the rest of the»