Saturday, February 24, 2018

Living Above & Beyond

20th Edition of Aqpik Jam attracts record crowds

Taking place in Kuujjuaq from August 10 to 14, the annual music festival, named after the cloudberry (aqpik in Inuktitut), definitely left a lasting...

Upholding Inuit harvesting rights

An important milestone for wildlife management in Nunavut was reached July 1 when the Government of Nunavut’s department of Environment implemented new regulations under...

New community signs JBNQ agreement

In July, Nunavik’s northernmost community officially joined the region’s land claims agreement. The letters patent mark the transfer of category 1 lands to Ivujivik....

Polar Medals awarded

The Governor General awarded new Polar Medals to deserving recipients in Whitehorse in July. The 10 recipients are Michel Allard, a scientist from Quebec city;...

Repulse Bay gets new name

Repulse Bay will be celebrating in July when it officially becomes known as Naujaat, a traditional Inuktitut name meaning, “nesting place of seagulls”. English sailor...

Google maps Northern national parks

Thanks to a partnership with Google Canada, those who love to explore Canada’s spectacular Northern national parks can now do so online as well. With...

TAKU exhibit this summer

Makivik Corporation and the Native Friendship Centre of Montréal are exhibiting TAKU (to see), the work by Inuit youth carvers who visit the mikinak youth...

Production crews film in Nunavut

Film crews were in Iqaluit and Apex, Nunavut, in April to capture scenes for Two Lovers & A Bear, the upcoming feature film by...

Mushrooms making history in the NWT

Come late May and into mid July, NWT residents who want to gain some fast cash may do just that during this season’s mushroom...
Caribou hunting moratorium in Nunavut

Managing the North’s caribou

Nunavut government’s interim moratorium on hunting caribou on and around Baffin Island, which took effect January 1, will help give the Baffin Island caribou...