Blog: Where to go for in-depth Arctic Winter Games coverage

13-year-old Ethel Ford of Rankin Inlet, a community in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut,  races in the individual 7.5 km dog mushing race. She finished just three minutes behind the gold medallist from Alaska. ‘I did alright,’ she told the CBC’s Alyssa Mosher, but Ford says she wishes she’d stopped for people passing her, so they could help pack down the trail and lead her faster to the finish line. (Michel Rheault / CBC.ca)
13-year-old Ethel Ford of Rankin Inlet, a community in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, races in the individual 7.5 km dog mushing race. She finished just three minutes behind the gold medallist from Alaska. ‘I did alright,’ she told the CBC’s Alyssa Mosher, but Ford says she wishes she’d stopped for people passing her, so they could help pack down the trail and lead her faster to the finish line. (Michel Rheault / CBC.ca)
The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) is currently underway in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The event began on March 15 and runs until March 22.

For those not familiar with the Games, the AWG is one of the circumpolar world’s most important sport events. Athletes from regions all over the North compete in everything from hockey and volleyball, to dog mushing and Dene games.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has sent a whole team to cover the games and set up an Arctic Winter Games micro-site that’s filled with event stats, athlete profiles and feature stories.

It’s so rare to have cultural events unting northerners from Russia, Greenland, Alaska, Canada and Sapmi all in one place, so the site is well worth checking out!

CBC Arctic Winter Games micro site

Meet the CBC News team covering the event

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 an award-winning 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 murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying an culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

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

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

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."

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