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Inupiat Family from Noatak, Alaska, 1929, Edward S. Curtis
2014-08-31 06:39:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Paleo-Eskimo people that lived in the Arctic from roughly 5,000 years ago to about 700 years ago, were the first humans to live in the region and survived there without outside contact for more than 4,000 years, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science. In addition, lead investigator Eske Willerslev of the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and her colleagues report that the Paleo-Eskimos...

2014-08-12 12:23:14

OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today announced that the Government of Canada has taken the final step to create and protect Ukkusiksalik National Park of Canada by enshrining it in the Canada National Parks Act through an Order-in-Council. The formal establishment of Ukkusiksalik National Park under the Canada National Parks Act will result in greater ecological protection for important...

2014-07-02 12:22:27

Unique partnership helping to connect Canadians to nature OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced the 13 students - seven from the North and six from the South - selected by Parks Canada to participate in this year's Students on Ice expedition. Students on Ice is an award-winning organization providing unique educational opportunities to the Antarctic and the Arctic. Through a three...

2014-03-06 12:26:49

First time collaborations to improve the cancer experience for patients in rural, remote and isolated communities TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, partners from across First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations, the health sector and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer met to launch a new initiative to improve cancer control with and for First Peoples. While cancer affects everyone, rates of common cancers have increased among First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the...

2014-03-03 12:23:04

INUVIK, NT, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - On February 28, 2014, the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) has released Draft Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Review of the Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture Drilling Program for public comment. When finalized, these Terms of Reference will provide guidance and set out information requirements and expectations of the EIRB for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will satisfy the requirements...

2014-02-22 12:20:08

IQALUIT, Feb. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today concluded his five-day tour of the territories with a visit to Iqaluit accompanied by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Minister for the Arctic Council and Member of Parliament for Nunavut. In Iqaluit, Minister Kenney learned first-hand about the territories' strong economy, met with employers and training...

Climate Woes Continue: Changes In Polar Bear Diet Result In Higher Toxin Exposure
2013-09-20 12:34:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Warmer than average Arctic temperatures in recent years have been stirring up all kinds of ecological changes and a new study in the journal Global Change Biology indicates that polar bears could be getting exposed to higher levels of toxins as a result. The study looked at an East Greenlandic population of polar bears, which is expected to enjoy the Arctic sea ice far longer than other regions. However, the loss of ice sheet cover in...


Latest Inuit Reference Libraries

Ringed Seal
2013-05-01 12:51:20

The ringed seal (Pusa hispida), also known as the jar seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family. Locally, it is known as nattiq or netsik in the Inuit language. It can be found in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, with a range that includes the Bering and Oshtok Seas, the Arctic Ocean, and the coastlines of Japan in the north Pacific. It also occurs in the North Atlantic on the coastlines of Scandinavia, Greenland, and Newfoundland.  Within its range, the ringed seal prefers areas with ice...

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2008-05-27 22:52:36

The Northern Inuit Dog is a large English dog bred to resemble a wolf. The breed was created by breeding the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and the German Shepherd with several rescued mongrels whose origin was unknown. The Northern Inuit dog has the domestic traits of these northern breeds but the appearance of a wolf. Today's Northern Inuit retains many of its ancestors' characteristics such as their strong will and its gentle nature. The breed is slightly longer than it is tall, and...

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Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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