Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tag: sept-oct-16

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...

Muskrat Falls threatening Inuit rights, health and way of life

A joint review panel appointed by the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2009 recognized that the Muskrat Falls...

Northern talent at Folk on the Rocks 2016

Despite financial setbacks that threatened the likelihood of it going ahead, this year’s Folk on the Rocks (FOTR) music festival in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories,...

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...

Inuit Voices Key to Canada’s Climate Strategy

Protecting the Inuit Nunangat Environment is one of the seven objectives ITK identified in our 2016-2019 Strategy and Action Plan. Our culture, language, and...

Searching for Arctic Gold

The North Baffin Gold Rush of 1912 By the early 1900s, bowhead whaling in the eastern Arctic was in decline. Whales had been over-hunted and...

The Dorset Effect – Art from Inuit’s finest

Four generations later, the artists of Cape Dorset continue a tradition of Inuit expression that makes this tiny hamlet on Nunavut’s Baffin Island a...

Paintings from the Top of the World

Beautiful, untamed, mysterious… The Arctic conjures up many emotions for those who have visited the region, and for those who have yet to experience...

First Air is… Devoted

First Air is devoted to the customers and communities it serves. Northerners count on First Air to fly them to various destinations year-round. Locals,...