Monday, September 25, 2017

Living Above & Beyond

Order of Quebec awarded

Zebedee Nungak received the Order of Quebec during a ceremony in Quebec City in late June. The Order of Quebec is the highest honour Quebec’s...

Celebrating Indigenous leaders

David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented honours to Northerners in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership at a ceremony June 19, at Rideau Hall...

Arctic exhibit a multimedia experience

The Canadian Museum of Nature opened its new permanent Canada Goose Arctic Gallery June 21. This 8,000-sq. ft. gallery, the museum’s Canada 150 legacy...

Northwest Passage trip includes special gift

To mark 75 years of diplomatic relations be­tween Canada and Norway, as well as the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Royal Norwegian Embassy presented...

Report supports Inuit-led management of Pikialasorsuaq

Mary Simon, Minister Caroline Bennett’s Special representative, released her final report on the Pikialasorsuaq April 27. She recommends that Canada accept the Pikialasorsuaq Commission’s recommendation...

New Indigenous exhibit opens

The Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, unveils its new Canadian History Hall July 1, which includes exhibits on Canada’s Indigenous peoples. The Rossy...

Report says prepare for uncertain future

The State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity The State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report, released in May in Fairbanks, Alaska, at the Arctic Council ministerial...

Reference tool helps shipping practices

A new World Wildlife Fund-Canada guide designed to help mariners in the Hudson Strait identify and avoid marine mammals was unveiled May 25. Mining, fishing...

Celebrating seals

Canada celebrated its first National Seal Products Day May 20 this year. The bill proposing the national day passed into law on May 16. National...

Plan to protect eastern Hudson Bay belugas

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has approved Nunavik’s new three-year beluga management plan, including a five per cent increase in quota from the...