In Okpik's Dream, filmmaker Laura Rietveld follows the life of Harry Okpik, an Inuit community leader and a well-known musher who competes yearly in Nunavik's gruelling 600-kilometre Ivakkak race.
An economic plan that would work for women in the North has to accommodate the realities of where they work, how they work and the constraints imposed by their unpaid work.
When the Arctic Council meets this week in Yellowknife, participants will no doubt be thinking of the Ukraine. But they probably won't be talking about it, at least during the official sessions.
Feb 1, 2014 to Feb 2, 2014
The Youth Arctic Coalition is excited to host Breaking the Ice, the inaugural international conference dedicated to starting dialogue among youth from across the circumpolar north about Arctic issues.
One of the plays at the PuSH festival this week is set in the far North. It tells the story of the encounter between a museum worker from Toronto and a woman who lives in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.
Despite being many hundreds of kilometres from the nearest farm, yes it is possible to eat local in the North.
Two events on the poverty front happened here this week. A coroner's inquest in the RCMP shooting death of Karen Lander last year & the Auditor General’s report on the NWT’s Income Security.
I have created a"Storify" page of some of the voices that were heard in the North this past week, January 26 to February 2, 2013.
Canada and Norway are moving ahead with their joint disputes at the World Trade Organization against a popular European Union ban on importing seal products.
I'm sharing my space this week with climatologist Paul Beckwith because an enormous cyclone blew over the North Pole all this month -- an event that has kept scientists around the world up at night.