Category Archives: circumpolar world

Nunavut is not a “social experiment”

This past Friday, Bernadette Calonego, a correspondent for Süeddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest circulation newspaper, interviewed me. She said she was working on a follow-up to the splendid long-form feature on crime in Nunavut that Patrick White wrote and the Globe … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in my day job…

Your humble content provider today caused this to be published, on Nunavut’s troubled Family Abuse Intervention Act: Noble ends, bungled means  

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Iqaluit’s market based solution

Based on my inexpert count, this event, a country food market, drew well over 100 people to a downtown square in Iqaluit, despite a windchill that sank below -40 and froze my bared fingers down to the bone. Food producers, … Continue reading

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Report: A Uniform Policy to Regulate Shipping in the Arctic Region (via CWO Journal)

Sovereign states, international governmental organizations and the maritime industry should help prepare a uniform policy to regulate shipping in the Arctic region and engage with native populations while doing so, according to a report released by the University of Alaska … Continue reading

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A university for the Far North?

The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation has formed an advisory committee on the creation of a university in Canada’s Far North. Now you can tell it’s backers what you think: Fill out this online questionnaire.

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Telegraph: Russia nervous about China’s Arctic ambitions

Russia will increase naval patrols in the Arctic Ocean to defend its interests against nations such as China seeking a share of the area’s mineral wealth, the navy commander was quoted as saying on Monday. The entire story here: Russian … Continue reading

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Climate change? Bring it on, Greenlanders say

“We are probably one of the very few countries in the world that can say not only that climate change is not to our detriment, but that it has positive results – it makes it easier for us to have … Continue reading

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Modern films for a new nation

This may not be news to you but clued out as I often am, it’s news to me. The producers of Nuummioq, billed as “the first international feature to ever come out of Greenland,” are still exhibiting their film at … Continue reading

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Foxes have holes, birds have their nests

As promised here, I headed downtown again to look for Thomas and Jimmy. After much searching, yesterday I found Thomas, this time at a different corner. There’s much I learned, or rather, re-learned, yesterday, and I’m still digesting it. As … Continue reading

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The Nunavut territory: populist, conservative, conflicted

“Whether the promise of Nunavut set out by the visionary Inuit leaders who made the land claim and the territory a reality – a promise of fundamental importance to all Nunavummiut – will be fulfilled remains an open question.” You … Continue reading

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