Eye on the Arctic news round-up


The Canadian Press/Jonathan HaywardA round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.


Canada’s national Inuit organization challenges the EU seal ban in the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.


Controversy continues at the crisis-hit  Talvivaara mine in east Finland. 



Greenland denounces Russia’s closure of RAIPON (Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East.)


The Norwegian armed forces stage a large-scale military exericise in the country’s Far North.


Some 46 vessels have travelled the Northern Sea Route in the 2012 navigation season.

United States

A new caribou study raises questions about oil development in Alaska.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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