Why protecting Indigenous communities can also help save the Earth

For thousands of years, Indigenous communities have been caretakers of the environment, protecting their lands, respecting wildlife and utilizing traditional knowledge passed down through generations. Today, they continue to safeguard some of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. Almost 50% of the world’s land mass…

Michelle Latimer’s contentious claim of Indigenous ancestry has understandably angered our community

Drew Hayden Taylor is an Anishnawbe playwright and humorist. I’m not sure what exactly it is about the tail end of December, but it’s definitely not a good season for those claiming Indigenous ancestry but are unable to back it up. It was on…

Kyrie plans to burn sage before every game, honors Native American heritage

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving was burning sage on the court before Friday’s preseason affair against the Boston Celtics. Irving’s actions may have had something to do with his first visit to TD Garden since signing with Brooklyn in free agency last year, but the All-Star guard says he was…

Dr Hannah McGlade to research Sámi Parliament model

Nyungar woman Dr Hannah McGlade has been awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship to research the Indigenous Sámi Parliament model. The Churchill Fellowship is awarded to the changemakers of society, providing opportunities to gain and exchange knowledge with global leaders. For Dr McGlade, this opportunity…

Native electors help seal Biden win

Aliyah ChavezIndian Country Today The Electoral College formally chose Joe Biden on Monday as the nation’s next president, giving him a solid electoral majority of 306 votes and confirming his victory in last month’s election. At least eight Native people across three states cast…

UN experts raise concern over charges against US indigenous leader and rights defender

Independent UN human rights experts expressed serious concern on Friday over the arrest and charges brought against an indigenous leader, for peacefully protesting a political rally held last July at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located on treaty lands of the Great Sioux Nation.  Nicholas…

UArctic appoints new Vice-Presidents

The UArctic Board has formally approved Diane Hirshberg (University of Alaska Anchorage) as Vice-President Academic and Kirsi Latola (University of Oulu) as Vice-President Networks. Additionally, current UArctic Vice-President Research Arja Rautio (University of Oulu) was named as chair of the new Academic Advisory Board….

Eye on the Arctic report How not to promote Arctic tourism among finalists at Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Eye on the Arctic has been named as a finalist at the 2020 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) in the Best Investigative Article or Series category, Media section, for its report How not to promote Arctic tourism, the awards organizers announced on their website.  In How not to…

Morgan Freeman Asks Navajo About The Meaning Of Life And The Creator

Freeman, host of a six-part documentary series airing on the National Geographic Channel, visited the Navajo Nation to ask poignant questions about God.  His series, “The Story of God,” explores religions around the globe in a journey that seeks to “shed light on the…

Through the lens of an Inuk woman

Melting ice threatens Inuit way of life. To heal our world, Canada will need imagination and an Indigenous-aligned economy As an Inuk woman, my life’s journey and work has been driven by my traditional upbringing, which taught me early on that the land is…