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Indigenous

Inuit in Canada, Alaska and Greenland found international business association

A new alliance made up of Inuit business representatives from across North America has formed to create the International Inuit Business Association (IIBA). The IIBA’s founding meeting took place on Thursday and will represent Inuit businesses from across Alaska, Canada» 

Environment, Indigenous

Colonialism still present in Arctic, says premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories

REYKJAVIK, Iceland ­-  Despite improved relations between the federal government and Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, northerners still get excluded from political decisions that impact their lands and livelihoods,  says Bob McLeod, premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories. “Colonialism is not entirely absent,”» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Greenpeace report on sustainable development in Nunavut lacks substance: expert

A recent Greenpeace-commissioned report outlining a roadmap for sustainable development in Nunavut is a good first step but it still misses the point, says a Canadian expert on Arctic development. The report, entitled Beyond Fossil Fuels – Sustainable Economic Development Opportunities» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous

Greenpeace report calls on Nunavut to shun resource development in favour of sustainable projects

Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut has an unprecedented opportunity for demonstrating to the world what sustainable development looks like in the post-fossil fuel era, says a new report commissioned by Greenpeace. The report, entitled Beyond Fossil Fuels – Sustainable Economic Development» 

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

UNESCO names 20 new biosphere sites, 2 in Canada

At a meeting in Lima Peru last week UNESCO named 20 new sites around the world as “biosphere reserves”. These are areas where sustainable development is taking place while also preserving much of the natural environment and decisions are taken»