Category Archives: policy

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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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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Deaf as a post

The allegations that gave rise to this story of yesterday, “Police lay charges in Arctic grave desecration,” appear to have created a huge uproar in Baker Lake these past few weeks. Now that the story is widely reported, I expect … Continue reading

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Was the Clipper Adventurer cruising towards the land of liability?

Many of you will have read about the luxury Arctic cruise vessel Clipper Adventurer and its recent misadventure in the Northwest Passage, when, on Aug. 27, it ran aground about 100 kilometres off Kugluktuk, putting 128 passengers and crew at … Continue reading

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Nunavut: from vision to illusion

For now, though, the current socio-economic plight of Nunavut does not bode well for the future. The vision of a viable Nunavut society by the year 2020, as expressed through the Bathurst Mandate, seems to be, at least for now, … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail nails it

Greenland’s success shows Canada’s child mortality disgrace — The Globe and Mail

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Disrobing the disrobers (1)

You can log on to Amazon today and for only $20.76 you can order an imperfect but essential piece of gutsy whistle-blowing by Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard: Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation. Their core … Continue reading

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Worth reading

In a pretty good online discussion in the Globe and Mail Aug. 19, Natan Obed, director of Nunavut Tunngavik’s social and cultural department, gives reason to believe that NTI isn’t yet beyond salvation: NTI, the GN, and the Federal Government … Continue reading

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Good reading for northern policy geeks

Last weekend in Iqaluit, the Institute for  Research on Public Policy launched a fine new book: Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and Prospects in Canada’s North. You can buy it here, for $49.95. In it, you’ll find scholarly essays by people … Continue reading

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