Nunatsiaq Online
COMMENTARY June 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Greenpeace hopes to set the record straight on aboriginal hunting

"Our campaign against commercial sealing did hurt many, both economically and culturally"

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JOANNA KERR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GREENPEACE CANADA

A seal pup, a hunter, and a Greenpeace activist between them.

That is the image many Indigenous inhabitants of northern Canada still evoke when someone says the word “Greenpeace” — even though we have not actively campaigned against the seal...

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COMMENTARY June 19, 2014 - 8:12 am

Who is failing Pond Inlet?

Youth skeptical about Mary River's promised benefits

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WILLOW SCOBIE and KATHLEEN RODGERS
University of Ottawa

We have been talking to young people in Mittimatalik-Pond Inlet about their experiences so far with the Baffinland iron mine at Mary River.

We are not the first Qallunaat to arrive in this small community in northern Baffin Island and show...

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COMMENTARY May 09, 2014 - 7:29 am

In our response to the Arctic, we will be judged by posterity

A call to action from a UN climate change negotiator

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YEB SAÑO

I was born over 5,000 miles from the North Pole.  And yet, as I have grown older I have come to realize that my future and the future of my country is inextricably tied to the fate of the Arctic.

When I spoke out at the UN talks in Warsaw last November to demand immediate and drastic...

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COMMENTARY March 24, 2014 - 10:07 am

Exxon Valdez 25th anniversary: the North deserves a better future

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KIERA-DAWN KOLSON
Greenpeace Arctic, member of Dene Nation

It’s March 24, 1989, and off the coast of Alaska, one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in history has just struck.

The Exxon Valdez supertanker hit Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef at 12:04 a.m., spewing oil into pristine...

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COMMENTARY December 18, 2013 - 8:31 am

Education — the greatest social policy challenge of our time

“We are in a period of building and shaping our own education systems”

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MARY SIMON
Chairperson, National Committee on Inuit Education

Last week Inuit were in the national spotlight at the presentation of the second annual Arctic Inspiration Prize in Halifax. The $1-million prize is made possible through the generous donation of its founders — Arnold Witzig and Sima...

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