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Yukon and Northern BC First Nations tackle climate change using Indigenous knowledge and science

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada June 18, 2021 — Yukon — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is working together in partnership with Indigenous and Northern communities in finding solutions to adapt to the impacts of climate change in the North. Today, Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal, along […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 2021245 Views

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Beaver castoreum found on ancient throwing dart sheds new light on traditional hunting technology

14/06/2021 Joint news release with the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation A new study, led by Kate Helwig and Jennifer Poulin at the Canadian Conservation Institute, has identified beaver castoreum as a component of the design and construction of a 6,000-year-old Yukon atlatl-throwing dart. As far as the authors know, this […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 2021199 Views

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Call for Research Proposals under the Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme

The Canada–Inuit Nunangat–United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme focuses on climate-driven changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat, and associated impacts on Inuit community health and well-being. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed May 7, 2021 to establish working relationships towards the development and administration of a new research programme […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2021192 Views

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BMO donation helps Yukon University establish new Permafrost Institute

Five-year, $400,000 commitment will promote critical research and innovative solutions to address climate change challenges in Canada’s North WHITEHORSE, YT, June 7, 2021  – Yukon University has received a $400,000 donation from BMO Financial Group to support the establishment of a permafrost institute at the YukonU Research Centre (YRC). This five-year commitment enables continued innovation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 2021171 Views

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Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP) Funding Recipients

June 1, 2021 – Regional organizations in the four regions of Inuit Nunangat, with support from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada, and ArcticNet, are pleased to announce the first 11 projects funded under the newly-established Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP). The INRP advances Inuit self-determination in research by creating space for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2021181 Views

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Available Expert – Queen’s Geologists help to solve the mystery of how arsenic got into the soils in the Yellowknife area

Queen’s University expert Heather Jamieson (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering and Environmental Studies) is available to speak to the media about research by Queen’s graduate students, Dr. Jamieson and other colleagues. The senior author is Michael Palmer, manager of the North Slave Research Centre, Aurora College, Yellowknife regarding arsenic contamination in the region around Giant […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 2021200 Views

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Team researching northern shipping routes gets Governor General award – Nunatsiaq News

May 11, 2021 Youth from 7 Nunavut communities take part in research A group of Arctic researchers have been recognized on a national scale with a Governor General’s Innovation Award for including traditional Inuit knowledge in their work on new shipping routes in the North. The researchers behind the Arctic Corridors Research Project consulted with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2021174 Views

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United Kingdom-Canada Inuit Nunangat and Arctic Region Research Programme will support Inuit self-determination in research

From: Polar Knowledge Canada Ottawa, Ontario, May 7, 2021 – Today, we are announcing that a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of the United Kingdom-Canada Inuit Nunangat and Arctic Region Research Programme was signed by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, POLAR Knowledge Canada, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2021252 Views

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Arctic program news update

From: National Research Council Canada Increasing the quality of life for Northerners through research The NRC’s Arctic program continues to expand and address opportunities and challenges through our 4 main research streams: northern transportation; marine safety; resource development; and community infrastructure. The aim of the program is to support sustainable and low‑impact development of the North, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2021200 Views

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Minister Vandal and Minister Akeeagok announce investment in Nunavut research project to address the impacts of climate change on northern transportation infrastructure

From: Transport Canada March 3, 2021               Ottawa              Transport Canada Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Improving our understanding of how to make the northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate change is important given the key […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2021239 Views

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