Latest Eskimos Stories

2006-04-20 07:15:00

By David Ljunggren RESOLUTE BAY, Nunavut -- Simeonie Amagoalik's anger still burns more than 50 years after he and his family were taken from their homes and dumped on a frozen beach in the wastes of Canada's High Arctic. The federal government, which relocated dozens of aboriginal Inuit to a strange, barren and uninhabited land, agreed to a compensation package in 1995 and admitted the operation had been flawed. But Ottawa did not say sorry. "I think they wanted to give us money to shut us...

2005-12-07 13:05:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Inuit indigenous peoples formally accused Washington on Wednesday of violating their human rights by failing to do enough to fight a thaw of Arctic ice undermining their hunting cultures. "Climate change is destroying our environment and eroding our culture," Sheila Watt-Cloutier, head of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, said in a statement at a 189-nation meeting in Montreal, Canada, on ways to fight global warming. In a...

2005-06-15 14:55:18

OSLO (Reuters) -- Inuit hunters threatened by a melting of the Arctic ice plan to file a petition accusing Washington of violating their human rights by fueling global warming, an Inuit leader said Wednesday. Sheila Watt-Cloutier, chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), also said Washington was hindering work to follow up a 2004 report by 250 scientists that said the thaw could make the Arctic Ocean ice-free in summer by 2100. Watt-Cloutier, in Oslo to receive an environmental...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'