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2011-06-20 19:58:04

Our changing climate usually appears to be a very modern problem, yet new research from Greenland published in Boreas, suggests that the AD 1350 collapse of a centuries old colony established by Viking settlers may have been caused by declining temperatures and a rise in sea-ice.

2011-05-31 17:03:37

Johnson's research has taken her to Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River) on Baffin Island, Nunavut.

2011-05-09 21:19:53

Canadian Inuit are not protected from the health consequences of obesity, contrary to previous knowledge, and their diabetes levels are similar to those in the general population.

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.

2010-11-29 14:29:11

Five years of social science research in Canada's arctic has taught one University of Guelph geography professor a thing or two about climate change's "human face."

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2010-08-20 10:18:27

A proposed European Union (EU) ban on the importing of seal-based products went into effect on Friday, even after Inuit groups from Canada and Greenland won a court-order to delay the legislation's enactment.

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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.

2010-05-03 14:51:04

New research shows Inuit populations in the Canadian Arctic have asthma rates far below Aboriginal people in other parts of Canada, especially those in urban centers.

2010-04-19 10:25:39

Study shows Inuit children are heavier but just as tall as US counterparts.


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
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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