Monday, May 21, 2018

Living Above & Beyond

Standardization of Inuit language debated

Delegates from across the four Inuit regions of Canada, as well as representatives from Greenland, and Alaska, attended a two-day summit organized by Inuit...

Inuktitut Language Promotion Campaign launched

The Kativik School Board has launched the campaign ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒃᑳ ᐅᖃᐅᓰᕐᓯᑌᓕᑕ! (Hey fellow Inuit, let’s speak our language!) to help raise awareness about the importance...

Recording oral history and place name legacies

The Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute have launched their place name maps and online interactive “living” atlas. This series of topographic maps, features traditional...

Inquest targets key areas for action plan

In October, Nunavut held a two-week inquest into suicide. More than 30 witnesses testified, including families who have lost children to suicide, social workers,...

Learning resource showcases Canadian wildlife migrations

Environmental awareness and geographic literacy are combined in new wild migration giant floor maps created by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Canadian Geographic. Each of...

Honorees inducted into first Order of the NWT

The Order of the Northwest Territories inducted its first-ever members at an induction ceremony in October at the legislative assembly. The medal is the...

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;...