Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Living Above & Beyond

MSR appointed to represent Indigenous people

On August 5, Mary Simon was appointed as the Minister’s Special Representative (MSR). This position will allow Simon to lead engagements and provide advice...

Bear Witness Arctic Expedition to celebrate Canada’s History

In April 2017, a team of explorers will circumnavigate Bylot Island, by ski. An historic, remote and uninhabited island in Canada’s High Arctic, at...

Kunuk’s new film to be released

Director Zach Kunuk’s Atanarjuat — The Fast Runner — was named best Canadian feature film at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September...

Music camps travel to the Yukon

Under the instruction of cellists Nico Stephenson, Isidora Nojkovic, and Roland Gjernes, a series of free, week-long music camps occurred in several Yukon communities...

Calling all Nunavik throat singers

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Fédération des Co-opératives du Nouveau-Québec, or Ilagiisaq, is hosting Katatjaliutjiniq, a throat-singing contest open to all Nunavimmiut. Song entries...

Community Fund Program winners announced

Field Law has announced this year’s winners of its annual Community Fund Program. The Program, which supports local community initiatives and projects, handed out...

Does the future of Inuit tradition lie in modern technology?

Inuit sources for cultural knowledge are rapidly changing. The loss of Elders with first-hand experience of traditional lifeways and the breakdown of oral and...

FOXY creates new program

FOXY, or Fostering Open eXpression among Youth, uses art to encourage young women to talk about their sexuality and relationships. It received the $1-million...

International trade in polar bear products safe

No proposal has been submitted to the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) to uplist polar bears from Appendix II to...

Attracting tourists to the North

The Nunavut government’s Economic Development and Transportation department has released a report entitled, Nunavut Marine Tourism Management Plan 2016-2019 that outlines new laws and...