A look back at some of the week’s stories from around the Arctic.
A rare meeting between ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and Alaska lawmakers on Thursday led to rumours that a joint project may be in the works. In the end, no major announcement was made, but the significance of the meeting is still being debated.
With mining and forestry companies increasingly coming North to do business, Sami herders say a new study using GPS-monitoring to chart reindeer migrations may help the herders bolster claims to traditional grazing territories.
A progress report is released into the circumstances around a tragic 2011 plane crash in the Canadian Arctic that killed 12 people. And earlier in the week, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation releases data showing that the most expensive rents in the country are in two northern Canadian communities.
In Finland, recently discovered archeological sites in Finnish Lapland give researchers new insights into the history of indigenous Sami reindeer herders.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca