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2011-05-31 17:03:37

Johnson's research has taken her to Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River) on Baffin Island, Nunavut. There, she has been finding out how Inuit communities are adapting to climate change, and what contributions they are able to make to the development of policies and programs that affect them. "When we talk about supporting adaptation to climate change, what we mean is supporting resilience at the community level," says Noorjehan Johnson, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in Cultural Anthropology at...

2011-03-11 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian hosts filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro for the U.S. premiere of Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change--the world's first Inuktitut-language documentary on the topic--Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m. in the museum's Rasmuson Theater. This groundbreaking documentary captures the voices of those who are often overlooked in the discussion on climate change: the...

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2010-08-10 13:20:25

Government sources said that a judge in Canada's northern Nunavut province has blocked a series of joint German-Canadian Arctic experiments after Inuit residents said the tests would hurt sea life. On Sunday, the territorial judge granted a last-minute injunction that halts a major seismic program that began Monday in Lancaster Sound, north of Baffin Island. Natural Resources Canada and Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute carried out the experiments. Justice Susan Cooper agreed with fears...

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2010-04-08 11:25:50

Using skills passed down through generations, Inuit forecasters living in the Canadian Arctic look to the sky to tell by the way the wind scatters a cloud whether a storm is on the horizon or if it's safe to go on a hunt. Thousands of miles away in a lab tucked in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, scientists take data measurements and use the latest computer models to predict weather. They are two practices serving the same purpose that come from disparate worlds. But in the past 20 years,...

2010-01-25 14:56:49

Seventy percent of Inuit preschoolers in Nunavut, Canada's largest territory, live in households where there isn't enough food, a situation with implications for children's academic and psychosocial development, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj091297.pdf. The study, conducted by researchers at McGill University and the Government of Nunavut, looked at 388 Inuit children aged 3-5 years in 16 communities from...

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2009-09-11 13:20:00

Rapid change is underway in the Arctic due to the effects of climate change, researchers reported on Thursday. "The Arctic as we know it may soon be a thing of the past," said Eric Post, associate professor of biology at Penn State University, whose study is published in Friday's edition of the journal Science. Post lead an international team in a broad study of the ecological changes occurring in the Arctic during the fourth International Polar Year, which ended in 2008. Researchers analyzed...

2009-05-28 12:02:40

For one international community "“ the 165,000 strong Inuit community dispersed across the Arctic coastline in small, remote coastal settlements in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Siberia "“ it is already too late to prevent some of the negative effects of climate change.James D. Ford from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, is today, Thursday, 28 May, presenting a paper published in IOP Publishing's Environmental Research Letters, "Dangerous climate change and the importance of...

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2009-05-27 13:09:07

Canada's governor ate a piece of a raw seal's heart after it was slaughtered during her official Arctic trip to show solidarity with embattled Inuit seal hunters. Many Inuit people gathered for a feast in Rankin Inlet in Nunavut, which was the first stop on Governor General Michaelle Jean's trip this week to different remote northern communities as Canada's head of state and representative of Queen Elizabeth II. Jean stood over the carcass of a freshly slaughtered seal and used a traditional...

2009-05-22 19:02:25

Public health interventions and an enhanced immunization program could improve health for Inuit children and lower healthcare costs, Canadian researchers say. Dr. Anna Banerji, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, said respiratory infections are the leading cause for admission, medical evacuation and expenditure for Inuit children in the healthcare system and can result in serious health complications for those affected. Infants of Inuit race were...

2009-04-20 13:41:00

IQALUIT, NU, April 20 /PRNewswire/ - Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping (www.NEAS.ca) is pleased to announce that starting this 2009 season, customers in Nunavut's Kitikmeot region can now benefit from NEAS' reliable sealift services and significant cost savings. "Beginning this season, NEAS will run a new route through the Northwest Passage and deliver significant savings for the people of the Kitikmeot region," said David Ell, NEAS' Director of Nunavut Marketing. "We are proud and excited to...