Highlights / Nunavut

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, International

‘New wave’ of Inuit throat singers reach the Canadian mainstream music scene

This week marks the beginning of this Safe&Sound music column dedicated to Canadian artists, and as we are celebrating on this coming Sunday, June 21, the National Indigenous Peoples Day, this first edition will be dedicated to a very special »

Society

Discontent and concern over RCMP behaviour grows in the North

Concern and dissatisfaction–and of late, more and more resistance–are being voiced about the RCMP’s conduct in Canada’s Far North. As the premier of the Northwest Territories was calling the issue of racism “huge,” in an interview with CBC News on »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Video of violent arrest in Nunavut sparks debate about policing in Canada

The violent arrest of an Inuk man in Nunavut, captured on video, has once again raised questions about policing in Canada’s north and relations between the country’s Indigenous communities, racial minorities and the national police force. The video of the »

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COVID-19 roundup: Finns not too mentally affected by virus; Svalbard opens up

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a smaller impact on the psychological health of the population than expected, according to findings from the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). Tourism to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard from Norway will be »

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Inuit children play outdoors in Pond Inlet, Nunavut

File photo of children on the playground outside of the Ulaajuk elementary in Pond Inlet, where life is now returning to normal following a COVID-19 scare. (Kieran Oudshoorn/CBC). Read the article »

Health, Indigenous

Nunavut breathes easier following COVID-19 false alarm

When health authorities in Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut reported their first case of the coronavirus last week, in the Inuit community of Pond Inlet a hamlet of about 1,600 on the northern tip of Baffin Island, it sent emotional »

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COVID-19 roundup: Norway’s reopening continues; census restarts in Alaska

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg said the population’s cooperation helped contain COVID-19 and has well-positioned the country to continue reopening of the economy. The U.S. Census Bureau says it will begin a phased-in re-start of its field operations in Alaska, »

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COVID-19: Northern Siberia residents flout lockdown; antibody testing in Sweden

“Calculate how many people you’ve had contact with over the past five days. Are you ready to forgive yourself if one of them does not survive a coronavirus infection? Was the reason you left home really worth it?” With COVID-19 »

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Arctic territory of Nunavut reports first COVID-19 case

The Coast Guard ship Des Groseilliers is seen near the arctic community of Pond Inlet, Nunavut August 23, 2014. Nunavut was the last jurisdiction remaining in Canada to have zero cases until Thursday, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Wattie. Read the article
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Health, Indigenous

Arctic territory of Nunavut reports first COVID-19 case

Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut has reported its first case of COVID-19 in the Inuit community of Pond Inlet, according to territorial Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson. Nunavut was the last jurisdiction remaining in Canada to have zero »