With 2015 behind us, we take a look back at some of your most-read Eye on the Arctic stories of the year.
This year’s crop of stories is a diverse list covering everything from indigenous rights to military and from Arctic governance to press freedom.
Here’s a taste of some of the stories that particularly caught your eye.
–Should traditional Alaska subsistence foods be commercially sold? Alaska Dispatch News took on this question in an August feature story looking at the the different legal and cultural positions around this controversial issue
–#SavetheArctic… from Greenpeace. This January blog from Arctic expert Heather Exner-Pirot looks at Greenpeace’s #SavetheArctic campaign and questions whether it helped the public’s understanding of Arctic issues or distorted it.
–Russia moves first troops to Arctic base near Finnish border. A January report from Yle News, looks at reaction to Russian military infrastructure near Finland’s border.
–Arctic Council 2015. The U.S. took over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada in April and the stories, blogs and analysis pieces in our special Arctic Council 2015 section continued to grab our readers’ and listeners’ attention throughout the year.
–Media & the Arctic: What happened at Barents Observer? The implosion at the Barents Observer, arguably once the most respected news sources for Arctic Europe, touched on everything from business and politics to Russian-Norwegian relations in the Arctic.
That’s all from us for 2015. We’ll be back next week with more stories and newsmakers from across the North.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca