Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Living Above & Beyond

New Arctic marine protected area created

A new marine protected area in Canada’s Arctic, located around the west side of Darnley Bay near Paulatuk has been created. Called Anguniaqvia Niqiqyuam,...

BHENY Program achieving success

Children in the North have a 32 to 40 per cent higher rate of hearing loss than their counterparts in the south, and as...

Help line aids mental wellness

Jane Philpott, the federal Minister of Health, announced the launch of the national toll-free First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line in...

Inuit Traditions focus of Conference

The 20th biennial Inuit Studies Conference, held in October in St. John’s Newfoundland, was an interactive event that included presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions...

NWT’s first self-government celebrates

The new Deline Got'ine government celebrated their beginning in September, kicking off a week of festivities in the Great Bear Lake community. It has...

UPCART strategy moves forward

The Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Round­table (UPCART) held their sixth meeting at Indian House Lake on George River in September. As a result, the...

Hitmakerz tour Nunavut

A new, northern arts initiative hopes to give Nunavut youth skills writing, recording, producing,marketing, and selling professional music. The Nunavut Hitmakerz travelled to Clyde...

Eastern Arctic exhibit begins Canadian tour

After the establishment of Nunavut, the collections of art, archives, and artifacts from the Northwest Territories (NWT) were assessed, and ownership of the material...

Kuujjuaq gears up for Johnny May’s last festive flight

After a Candy Drop farewell tour over Nunavik communities this past Spring, the famed Inuit bush pilot Johnny May (now 71) will be waving...

Feds address housing issue

Residents in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, in Northern Quebec, are desperate for housing. In an effort to alleviate some of the social housing issues in the...