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Does the Inuit Circumpolar Council have a future?

In the organ that I edit, Poul Krarup, the editor of Sermitsiaq, asks, but does not entirely answer, a question that people started asking more than 20 years ago: The ICC has gone from being a protest organization to the … Continue reading

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“A paradox of development”

It’s no surprise that circumpolar Inuit leaders who attended last month’s United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen last month, known as COP15 for short, are divided over resource development in the Arctic. One one side, you have leaders such … Continue reading

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The Arctic’s last idealist

What happens to a nationalist movement that can’t find a way to pay for its aspirations? Aqqaluk Lynge, the urbane poet-politican who currently heads the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s Greenland section, doesn’t even try to reconcile the irreconcilable, as is evidenced … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale

After looking deeply into his heart, your humble content provider finds little sympathy for an ex-radio reporter and private blogger from Alaska by the name of Eileen Goode. Goode, the erstwhile news director for KDLG, a small NPR outlet based … Continue reading

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Who says you can’t cover a suicide?

SELAWIK — One of his daughters screamed. Then one of his sons. Willie Ballot launched out of bed and into the bathroom. There he found his oldest girl, 17-year-old Dorcas, hanging from the shower curtain rod. In a decent world, … Continue reading

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