Highlights / reindeer

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

History Canada: Mar. 6, 1934: Canada’s epic reindeer project

While we have long seen American movies of cowboys moving great herds of cattle to market across the unspoiled western prairie landscape, one of the greatest herding efforts ever finally ended on March 5, 1935. It must surely rank as »


The Arctic railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?

INARI, Finland – Jussa Seurujarvi, a 23-year-old Indigenous Saami reindeer herder, still remembers the relief he felt when the proposed Arctic railway, a massive infrastructure project that would have stretched across northern Finland into Norway, was nixed by a report »


Could it be Santa’s reindeer, asks trucker

A truck driver in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador encountered a herd of about a dozen caribou on the highway, posted a video of them along with the comment, “I think Santa’s reindeer’s are lost on the west »


Arctic Indigenous food culture takes the day at international cookbook awards

Each week, Eye on the Arctic brings you news and views from around the North A book showcasing the recipes of  Indigenous peoples from across the Arctic took the day at the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards in Yantai, China. EALLU »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

The Canadian voices behind a Christmas classic.

It’s an annual Christmas event and has been every year since that first broadcast in 1964, fifty years ago. Very few Canadians, and even fewer Americans who have watched the animated Chrismas special for five decades, realize that the voices »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Government offers land reserved for reindeer grazing in Canada’s North for oil, gas exploration

Land reserved for reindeer grazing in Canada’s North has instead been offered up by the Canadian government for oil and gas exploration, according to a Canadian Press report by journalist Steve Rennie. Companies interested in obtaining exploration rights in the Mackenzie »