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Feds new confidentiality rules on Arctic project called ‘chilling’

Feds new confidentiality rules on Arctic project called ‘chilling’ | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
bid by the federal government to impose sweeping confidentiality rules on an Arctic science project has run into serious resistance in the United States.
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"...DFO’s proposed confidentiality provisions say all technology and “other information” related to the Arctic project “shall be deemed to be confidential and neither party may release any such information to others in any way whatsoever without the prior written authorization of the other party.” If enforced, Muenchow says the fisheries department could prevent researchers from publishing scientific findings, blogging about their project or sharing information on the project with the media and public, which is encouraged by the U.S. agencies co-funding the project. Muenchow and DFO scientists involved in the project travel north by icebreaker to deploy and retrieve instruments to assess oceanographic conditions in the ice-choked Nares Strait, which runs between Canada’s Ellesmere Island and Greenland and may have a significant effect on ocean circulation. Muenchow’s problem with the DFO comes amid growing concern and controversy over the Harper government’s micro-management of scientific projects. Researchers are dismayed at “new” publication procedures sent to many federal fisheries scientists two weeks ago and published on-line by anonymous federal researcher. The procedures say DFO managers will decide when and if studies involving DFO scientists can be published in external scientific journals, which are at the heart of scientific communication. ..."
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Northern Nomadic #Hunter #Gatherers A Humanistic Approach #Inuit #Arctic | #Book #eBay

Northern Nomadic #Hunter #Gatherers A Humanistic Approach #Inuit #Arctic | #Book #eBay | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Northern Nomadic Hunter-Gatherers, A Humanistic Approach, Inuit, Arcrtic in Books, Nonfiction | eBay

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#CITR1207-Giant #Nunavut #Caribou (Teaser)

1st Air Date in Canada: SATURDAY February 13 @ 9am ET on OLN. 1st Air Date in the USA: MONDAY February 8 @10:30pm ET on The Sportsman Channel. *for more broa...

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See What Life Is Like for Refugees Above the Arctic Circle

See What Life Is Like for Refugees Above the Arctic Circle | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Refugees from the Middle East and Africa are seeing their first-ever snow and figuring out how to pray when the sun never rises.

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OpenBroadcaster, KITIKMEOT INUIT ASSOCIATION AND SSI MICRO TO COLLABORATE ON REGIONAL RADIO PILOT PROJECT

OpenBroadcaster, KITIKMEOT INUIT ASSOCIATION AND SSI MICRO TO COLLABORATE ON REGIONAL RADIO PILOT PROJECT | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Mandatory paid subscription, unlock codes or dongles NOT required for full operation. OpenBroadcaster is free to use; for experimenters, community, the curious...
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Okpik's Dream, Nunavik dog sled documentary, wins award - CBC.ca

Okpik's Dream, Nunavik dog sled documentary, wins award - CBC.ca | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Nunavik musher Harry Okpik never thought he'd be the subject of a documentary, let alone an award-winning feature film, but that's exactly what happened last week when Okpik's Dream took home the Community award at the 25th First Peoples Festival...
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Nunavik leaders present Parnasimautik report to Plan Nord committee - CBC.ca

Nunavik leaders present Parnasimautik report to Plan Nord committee - CBC.ca | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Nunavik leaders met with the Plan Nord Ministerial Committee in Quebec City Wednesday to present the Parnasimautik Consultation Report, Nunavik's reply to the province's 20-year plan for development in the region.
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Housing model goes on trial in Nunavik community - Nunatsiaq News

Housing model goes on trial in Nunavik community - Nunatsiaq News | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
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“Firstly, the prototype will have pile foundations, which are still underutilized in Nunavik,” said the SHQ's Hélène Arsenault.
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Aug. 28, 1917: First Inuit tried in Dominion court not hanged for missionary ... - Edmonton Journal

Aug. 28, 1917: First Inuit tried in Dominion court not hanged for missionary ... - Edmonton Journal | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
What was commonly known as the “Eskimo murder trial” ended with two Copper Inuit relieved they would not be hanged for killing two missionary priests.
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Inuit org president urges go-slow approach to Roman orthography - Nunatsiaq News

Inuit org president urges go-slow approach to Roman orthography - Nunatsiaq News | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Inuit org president urges go-slow approach to Roman orthography Nunatsiaq News The president hopes such a dramatic change as the Greenland Inuit adoption of the Roman alphabet is not in store for Nunavut — although the merits of the Greenlandic...
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Making the case: First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders outline priorities - Toronto Star

Making the case: First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders outline priorities - Toronto Star | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Making the case: First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders outline priorities for the 2015 federal election.
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WWF Statement on Circumpolar Action Plan for Polar Bears - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)

WWF Statement on Circumpolar Action Plan for Polar Bears - up-to-the-minute news and headlines. 7thSpace is a online portal covering topics such as Family, Business, Entertainment, Headlines, Recipes and more.
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Inuit historians that helped search for Sir John Franklin

Inuit historians that helped search for Sir John Franklin | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Louie Kamookak is an Inuit historian whose work helped locate the lost Erebus ship. However, he's not the only Inuk who played an important role in the century-long search.

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petition: It's Time for the U.S. to Take Action Against Iceland's Whaling

petition: It's Time for the U.S. to Take Action Against Iceland's Whaling | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Since Iceland resumed commercial whaling in 2006, in defiance of an international ban, whalers have... (33149 signatures on petition)

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Saving Sweden's #Arctic #fox

Saving Sweden's #Arctic #fox | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Last century, the Arctic fox was almost hunted to extinction in Sweden. Successful conservation efforts helped rescue the species. But it is still far from secure, help WWF now

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Doomsday Arctic seed vault to receive two deposits in 2016

Inside the DOOMSDAY VAULT: Rare pictures of 'last resort' store for the planet's crops as researchers say more seeds to be added Vault opened on the Svalbard...
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New #mobile #app lets #Apple #iPad + #iPhone users #text in #Inuktitut #syllabics

New #mobile #app lets #Apple #iPad + #iPhone users #text in #Inuktitut #syllabics | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
New #mobile #app lets #Apple #iPad + #iPhone users #text in #Inuktitut #syllabics http://ow.ly/OsiPp video guide http://ow.ly/Osjyu
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Nunavik leaders share region's plan for the future in Quebec - Nunatsiaq News

Nunavik leaders share region's plan for the future in Quebec - Nunatsiaq News | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
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A one-on-one in Quebec City: Makivik Corp.'s president Jobie Tukkiapik, standing, speaks to Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard Aug.
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Quebec agency proposes new Arctic housing designed for Inuit lifestyle - CBC.ca

Quebec agency proposes new Arctic housing designed for Inuit lifestyle - CBC.ca | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Quebec's social housing agency has proposed a new housing design for the far north, specifically for northern climates and Inuit culture.
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Inuit Circumpolar Council Response to the topic of Global Climate Change - SitNews

Alaska Dispatch News Inuit Circumpolar Council Response to the topic of Global Climate Change SitNews Climate change poses a tremendous risk to the food security of Alaska's indigenous peoples, and changes in state and federal policies could go a...
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Quebec minister's visit to Nunavik highlights infrastructure, training needs - Nunatsiaq News

Quebec minister's visit to Nunavik highlights infrastructure, training needs - Nunatsiaq News | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Quebec minister's visit to Nunavik highlights infrastructure, training needs Nunatsiaq News Barrette, accompanied by Aboriginal affairs minister Geoffrey Kelley and Ungava MNA Jean Boucher, spent two days in Nunavik this week, visiting both of the...
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Nunavut's food insecurity problem could be costly for health care system - CBC.ca

Nunavut's food insecurity problem could be costly for health care system - CBC.ca | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
The authors of a study that estimated food insecurity in Ontario cost the province an extra billion dollars in health care in 2012, say Nunavut's food security issues likely have hidden health care costs as well.
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Inuit artists carve out a place at York University - Toronto Star

Inuit artists carve out a place at York University - Toronto Star | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
York's Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage project commissioned a sculpture tied to an Inuit legend.
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