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Geologists Ship Out, Hoping to Claim Piece of Arctic for Canada - ScienceInsider

Geologists Ship Out, Hoping to Claim Piece of Arctic for Canada - ScienceInsider | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

[excerpt] With two research icebreakers, over 100 geologists and geographers from Canada and the United States, three Inuit mammal spotters on the watch for vulnerable wildlife, and two underwater autonomous vehicles that can operate beneath sheet ice, a geological survey team set out last night to crush their way through the last untrammelled regions of the Arctic, mapping the sea floor as they go. But there's far more at stake than just a geological survey: it may be the last chance for Canada to collect the high-resolution data the country needs to stake a claim to a ridge along the Arctic sea floor—and the potential natural resources it holds. Canada is facing a 2013 deadline to make their case as the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which governs this process and which Canada ratified in 2003, gives nations a decade to submit such claims.

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#Arctic #planecrash Plane's age not a factor in the crash: Expert

#Arctic #planecrash Plane's age not a factor in the crash: Expert | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
The age of a plane that crashed in Nunavut Saturday afternoon did not likely play a factor in the tragedy, an aviation expert says.
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12 dead in Nunavut crash quotes @nlaffont @madinuk @GGDavidJohnston

12 dead in Nunavut crash quotes @nlaffont @madinuk @GGDavidJohnston | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Investigators are sifting through what is left of a plane in a remote Arctic community after it crashed, killing 12 people. [excerpt] Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to fly north Monday for his first trip to the Arctic since winning a majority government in May. It's an annual trek the prime minister makes to assert Canadian presence in the area.

Harper's trip is still a go and originally called for him to be in Resolute Bay on Monday, but officials now say his itinerary has not yet been finalized.

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#Arctic #planecrash 12 killed in Boeing 737 crash near Resolute Bay - CTV News

#Arctic #planecrash 12 killed in Boeing 737 crash near Resolute Bay - CTV News | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Twelve people are dead and three others are injured after a First Air Boeing 737 crashed near Resolute Bay, Nunavut early Saturday afternoon.
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Upcoming Conference: Bridges to Nunavut – Reconciling Legal Systems | Students on Ice Blog

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When: Saturday, October 1, 2011

Where: Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, Gowlings Moot Court (room 147) at Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis Pasteur Private

What: The conference will focus on the legal systems, governance structure and Inuit Quajimajatuqangit (knowledge) of Nunavut. There will be a luncheon served midday with consecutive panels throughout the day.

The panels will explore how Inuit Quajimajatuqangit permeates the practice of law and creation of policy in Nunavut through the following subjects: environmental law and indigenous rights; health law and access to healthcare; the intersection of security, international sovereignty and indigenous involvement; and criminal law and restorative justice. The panel presentations will be followed by question-and-answer periods.

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UNUGAANGA

MUSIC VIDEO (5MIN) USA DIRECTOR: PHILLIP BLANCHETT A traditional Inuit lullaby waltz lip synced by a cast of people from all walks of life. UNUGAANGA showcases a universality in cultural expression.
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Oil Drilling Threatens Arctic Ecosystem; Indigenous Ways of Life

Oil Drilling Threatens Arctic Ecosystem; Indigenous Ways of Life | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

[excerpt] The final frontier. Now that Shell and BP are mere steps away from drilling exploratory wells off the Coast of Alaska and Russia, everyone's playfully referring to the Arctic as the "final frontier" for petroleum development.

The notion of the Arctic being "undeveloped" or "undiscovered" probably couldn't be more insulting to the Inupiat, Saami and other Indigenous Peoples whose cultures and subsistence ways of life evolved over centuries of living in the Arctic Circle.

Few people seem to be considering that fact, or even including Arctic Peoples in any debate over whether or not drilling should be allowed to proceed.

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Arctic Warming Unlocking A Fabled Waterway : NPR

The Arctic may be the world's next geopolitical battleground. Temperatures there are rising faster than anywhere else in the world, and the melting ice will have profound consequences for the roof of the world, opening strategic waterways to shipping, reducing the ice cap on Greenland, and spurring a rush to claim rights to the wealth of natural resources that lie beneath. NPR examines what's at stake, who stands to win and lose, and how this could alter the global dynamic.

First in a six-part series

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Residential school compensation claims must be made by September 2012

Residential school compensation claims must be made by September 2012

Inuvik has accounted for one in 10 NWT claims to date

 

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"Everyone who might have a claim is encouraged to apply," said Akivah Starkman, the executive director of the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat. "Our mission in the secretariat is to try to ensure that every residential school survivor who might have a legitimate claim is given the opportunity to file an application and have that claim heard by an independent adjudicator."

Survivors who attended one of more than 130 residential schools across the country and suffered sexual or physical abuse are eligible to apply by September 2012.

Grollier Hall and Stringer Hall in Inuvik are both included on the list of residential schools.

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An icy tone from the Great White North #Arctic #CdnPoli

  [excerpt]  THE race for sovereignty over the Arctic first grabbed the world’s attention in 2007, when a Russian submarine planted a titanium flag on the ocean floor at the North Pole. Yet according to a poll of the eight Arctic countries released last month, the most assertive nation in the region when it comes to ownership of resources and border issues is Canada. Slightly over 40% of Canadian respondents said their government “should pursue a firm line in defending its sections of the Arctic”. The only other countries that exceeded 10% were Iceland (36%) and Russia (34%). Similarly, about 10% of Canadians said the area should be made an international territory comparable to Antarctica, the lowest figure in the survey. In contrast, 48% of Swedes supported that idea. “We seemed to have morphed a bit,” says Frank Graves, a pollster in Ottawa whose company, EKOS Research Associates, co-ordinated the research project. “It’s my way or the highway on many issues.”

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Arctic waterway is Russia's national wealth: A bill on Russia’s Arctic shipping lane is currently being prepared

Arctic waterway is Russia's national wealth: A bill on Russia’s Arctic shipping lane is currently being prepared | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Arctic waterway is Russia's national wealth: A law on the Northern Sea Route is a top priority for Russia as its pushes to develop its Arctic potential, the Russian president’s special representative for international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctica and well-known explorer Artur Chilingarov has told reporters.

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Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society

Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

The Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society is a not-for-profit organization established in 2001 by residents who wished to build and operate a community greenhouse.

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Bowhead whale hunt a success in Arctic Canadian city of Iqaluit, #nunavut

Bowhead whale hunt a success in Arctic Canadian city of Iqaluit, #nunavut | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Inuit hunters in Iqaluit, capital city of Nunavut Territory in Canada's eastern Arctic, have killed their first bowhead whale in recent memory, less than 12 hours after embarking on their whaling expedition.More than 20 hunters set out in teams Monday morning on Frobisher Bay for the bowhead hunt, after they had signed a federal fisheries licence on Friday to harvest one of the massive marine mammals.

Glenn Williams, a wildlife policy advisor with Inuit land-claim organization Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., said the bowhead was spotted Monday evening from a hill near the hunters' camp, located an hour's boat ride away from Iqaluit.

Within a couple of hours, the 14-metre whale was located and killed using harpoons. It was then brought back to the camp, where hunters are butchering the animal into meat and muktaaq, which consists of whale skin and blubber.

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First Air Flight 6560 - registration number of C-GNWN

First Air Flight 6560 - registration number of C-GNWN | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

The Aircraft was a Boeing 737-200 passenger-cargo convertible aircraft with a registration number of C-GNWN

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Bob Weber's CP Story: #Arctic #planecrash Plane From Yellowknife To Resolute Bay Crashes In Far North, 12 Dead

Bob Weber's CP Story: #Arctic #planecrash  Plane From Yellowknife To Resolute Bay Crashes In Far North, 12 Dead | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

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Doreen McDonald passed near the charred wreckage of the plane as she was returning to town from a camping trip.
"It's in three different pieces. The wings are still attached. The front and back are separated.

"And they were picking up pieces of bodies."

Saroomie Manik, a former mayor of the community, also went to the site.

"You could see parts of the plane everywhere ... tail, nose everything," he said.

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NEW PHOTO #Arctic #planecrash by @nlaffont - Un avion s'écrase au Nunavut

NEW PHOTO #Arctic #planecrash by @nlaffont - Un avion s'écrase au Nunavut | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Un Boeing 737 de la compagnie aérienne First Air s'est écrasé samedi après-midi près de Resolute Bay, au Nunavut, faisant 12 morts et 3 blessés.
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Reindeer herder finds baby mammoth in Russia Arctic

Reindeer herder finds baby mammoth in Russia Arctic | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Arctic ice kept the extinct specimen so immaculately preserved that although her shaggy coat was gone, her skin and internal organs were intact.

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First Iqaluit Bowhead Hunt in a Century Yields Prize Whale - Indian Country Today Media Network.com

First Iqaluit Bowhead Hunt in a Century Yields Prize Whale - Indian Country Today Media Network.com | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
About an hour after setting out from Iqaluit, hunters spotted a bowhead whale and snagged it with three harpoon thrusts in the Nunavut capital's first bowhead whale hunt in a century.
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UN Climate Report Fails to Capture Arctic Ice Thinning Reality: MIT

UN Climate Report Fails to Capture Arctic Ice Thinning Reality: MIT | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

The United Nations' most recent global climate report "fails to capture trends in Arctic sea-ice thinning and drift, and in some cases substantially underestimates these trends," says a new research from MIT.

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Sister cities pay tribute to Arctic convoys

Sister cities pay tribute to Arctic convoys | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

"On Thursday, visiting officials from the Russian port city of Archangel joined representatives of the city of Portland and Maine's military community to honor those sacrifices and acknowledge the continuing bonds between the regions."

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In The Race For The Arctic, The U.S. Lags Behind : NPR

The warming Arctic is opening up to increased activity, but the U.S. has not been a major player so far. For now, its polar capabilities are limited. Also, the U.S. isn't party to a major treaty that will shape territorial claims in the region.
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Russia seeks to draw lines in melting Arctic ice

Russia seeks to draw lines in melting Arctic ice | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
In a multinational race to seize the potential riches of the formerly icebound Arctic, being laid bare by global warming, Russia is the early favorite.

Within the next year, the Kremlin is expected to make its claim to the United Nations in a bold move to annex about 380,000 square miles of the internationally owned Arctic to Russian control. At stake is an estimated one-quarter of all the world's untapped hydrocarbon reserves, abundant fisheries, and a freshly opened route that will cut nearly a third off the shipping time from Asia to Europe.

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The birth of the mining industry in Nunavut

The birth of the mining industry in Nunavut | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

RANKIN INLET
The birth of the mining industry in Nunavut shaped much of the territory's history - a history that is greatly untold and unknown, especially in southern Canada.

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Iqaluit celebrates bowhead whale hunt: First traditional kill of massive mammal in a century

Inuit hunters in Iqaluit are celebrating the catch of a century, after successfully killing a 14-metre-long bowhead whale with harpoons this week.

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Jimmy Echo (Sealskin Elvis) does Bee Bop-A-Lula

The Late, great Jimmy Echo, The Sealskin Elvis, does Bee Bop-A-Lula in Inuktitut at the Inuit Circumpolar Conference concert, June 1983. Backed up by Terry & Keith and wearing his new sealskin Elvis jumpsuit, introduced by Nanusie Nowdlak. Rock on, Jimmy!

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