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Polar Code may be applied to smaller Arctic vessels – Nunatsiaq News

14 June, 2019 “We are well aware of the increased number of fishing vessels and pleasure yachts” At a recent Arctic Council shipping forum in London, the International Marine Organization said it’s looking at expanding the Polar Code to smaller vessels. “The entry into force of the Polar Code marked only the first phase of […]

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Government of Nunavut to push back mandatory Inuktitut in K to 12 schools – APTN News

June 13, 2019 When Nunavut was founded, the plan was to have full Inuktitut instruction available in schools in 20 years. It is 20 years later; and the government of Nunavut has decided to push that goal back another 20 years. Bill 25 – the legislation to amend the Education Act – was introduced in […]

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‘Data is Power’ as Alaska Tlingit and Haida Draft Climate Adaptation Plan – The Energy Mix

With no climate plan currently in place in the state of Alaska, and federal efforts focused on the state’s rapidly melting northern regions, the Indigenous peoples of the southeast are forging ahead, determined to acquire more data on climate issues most pertinent to them like the rise of lethal phytoplankton which thrive in warmer coastal […]

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Northern hiring targets to increase to 75% for Tlicho road – CBC

There will be consequences for not meeting those targets, says N.W.T. gov’t Jun 14, 2019 The Northwest Territories government has revealed northern hiring targets it’s setting for the construction and operation of the Tlicho all-season road. With an estimated total cost of $411 million to build and operate for 25 years, the 97-kilometre two-lane gravel […]

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Indigenous participation key to Arctic development, Inuit activist tells Economic Forum of the Americas – Radio Canada International

Full Inuit participation will be key to long-term sustainable development in the Arctic as well as helping the world confront the current climate crisis, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a long-time Canadian Inuit rights activitst, told an audience at the International Economic Forum of the Americas on Wednesday. “The Inuit right to be cold is connected to everyone’s […]

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Gerry Cheezie elected chief of Smith’s Landing First Nation – CBC

Election comes as former chief sues First Nation over ousting Jun 13, 2019 Voters with the Smith’s Landing First Nation have elected Gerry Cheezie as chief in their elections for chief and council. Cheezie defeated Wilfred Paulette in Wednesday’s election, Margo Harney, the chief electoral officer reported. Smith’s Landing First Nation straddles the border between […]

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Ottawa says yes to proposed delay of Nunavut oil and gas report – Nunatsiaq News

13 June, 2019 NIRB will now deliver Baffin Bay-Davis Strait SEA in July Ottawa has granted the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s request for a two-month extension on its deadline for delivering its recommendations on potential future oil and gas development in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. The NIRB was supposed to deliver its report, called […]

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Nunavut program money should go to GN, not ITK, senator says – Nunatsiaq News

13 June, 2019 ITK’s board allocated more than $266 million in federal funds last month The Government of Nunavut should continue serving as the main delivery agent for social and health programs in the territory that receive funding from Ottawa, Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson told reporters on June 12. “I am very strongly in support […]

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New Canadian cancer strategy has focus on Inuit, First Nations and Métis people – Radio Canada International

The Canadian Partnership against Cancer has released its latest 10-year strategy and it includes a special focus on Inuit, First Nations, and Métis people. The report is called the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control and relies on consultations with dozens of Indigenous organizations across the country, including nearly all the land claim organizations in the […]

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N.W.T. boating deaths and injuries an ‘urgent public health issue,’ says researcher – CBC

Study published recently looks at communities’ input to curb high rates of water injuries, deaths Jun 12, 2019 A researcher whose recent work centred on boating safety in N.W.T.’s Fort Simpson, Deline and Inuvik, says boating-related injuries and deaths in the territory are an “urgent public health issue.” “Injury prevention in the North needs more […]

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