All Arctic Council, all the time – Arctic week in Review

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United States Secretary of State John Kerry, Canadian Minister for the Arctic Council Leona Aglukkaq, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson pose with Inuit wearing traditional dress at the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting Friday, April 24, 2015 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Ministers from the eight Arctic nations and the leaders of northern indigenous groups form the Council. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
United States Secretary of State John Kerry, Canadian Minister for the Arctic Council Leona Aglukkaq, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson pose with Inuit wearing traditional dress at the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting Friday, April 24, 2015 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Ministers from the eight Arctic nations and the leaders of northern indigenous groups form the Council. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week, and it was pretty much all Arctic Council, all the time:

-Arctic expert Heather Exner-Pirot looks at the Arctic Council winners and losers, and some of her conclusions may surprise you.

– Arctic indigenous peoples warn the international community that continued tensions with Russia could erode progress made on circumpolar cooperation since the end of the Cold War

– The U.S. lays out a climate-focused agenda as it takes over the chairmanship from Canada

– Mia Bennett, from the Cryopolitics Arctic News & Analysis blog, compares the Iqaluit ministerial to the 2013 ministerial in Kiruna, Sweden

-And before we go, we’ll leave you with the one non-Arctic Council story that dominated our headlines this week, and that’s a report from the Barents Observer looking at Soviet-era nuclear submarine pollution in the North

That’s all from us this week! We’ll be back on Monday with more stories and newsmakers from across the North.

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

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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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