Saturday, February 24, 2018

Living Above & Beyond

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...

NWT residents honoured

Recipients of the Order of the Northwest Territories were Recipients of the Order of the Northwest Territories were honoured at the end of May for this...

Improvements galore to new airport

Iqaluit’s new airport is scheduled to open in August 2017. The $300-million improvements include more space, 16 check-in counters, two lanes of security screening,...

AIP announces new prize categories

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP). In its sixth year, the total prize amount has been increased to up...

Inuit tradition alive and well at Ivakkak 2017

All 13 teams with 153 dogs began the 15th Annual Ivakkak 2017 race in Umiujaq, Nunavik, March 28. Community stops included Inukjuak, Puvirnituq, and...