Commercial Sealers under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants


Woodstock in northern Newfoundland. © Nikolas Sellheim Nikolas Sellheim On 17 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted

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Export Trade from the Canadian Territories: A Closer Look


Iqaluit, Nunavut. Photo by Aaron M Lloyd. Karen Everett In a previous article, I provided an overview of international trade

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The Model Arctic Council: An Opportunity for Innovative Policy Dialogue


Justin Barnes and Brittany Ennis From 29 October to 2 November 2018, while the Senior Arctic Officials of the Arctic

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The Trillion-Dollar Reason for an Arctic Infrastructure Standard


Iron ore is regularly transported by train from Sweden to the Norwegian coast, one example of the growing number of

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Delegates from 20 Nations convene in the United Kingdom for Arctic Encounter London 2019


Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) and the Arctic Encounter host the first Arctic Encounter London in London, UK, on

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Dr Nikolas Sellheim on The Seal Hunt: Cultures, Economies and Legal Regimes


© Nikolas Sellheim Lana Ollier and Nikolas Sellheim For the January edition of Polar Matters, Lana Ollier, Fellow at Polar Research

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Decolonising the Arctic, One Tattoo at a time: A Conversation with Holly Mititquq Nordlum


Erin Willahan Erin Willahan, Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, speaks to Alaska-based Iñupiaq artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum about the

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The Quest for an Arctic University in Canada


Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon. Justin Barnes Introduction The quest for an Arctic university in Canada has been a long one,

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Rail and Port Linkages: The Case of Churchill, Manitoba


  By Brooks Kaiser and Mieke Coppes Adapted from Kaiser, B. A., Pahl, J., & Horbel, C. (2018). The Port

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Polar Knowledge Canada: Interview with Jeannette Menzies


The Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). © Government of Canada In this ‘Polar Matters’ interview, Karen Everett, Fellow at

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Canada’s Arctic Policy Framework: A New Approach to Northern Governance


Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada. © Tyler Heal.  Introduction Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave numerous speeches and issued many press releases

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Trade and the Canadian North


(L to R) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session II: Arctic Spirit Conference 2017, Finland


Session 2 Date: 16 November 2017 Venue: Borealis Auditorium, Lapland University of Applied Sciences. Rovaniemi, Finland. Principal follow up discussion

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session I: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Iceland


Session 1 Date: 14 October 2017 Venue: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland Download PDF: SDGs in the Arctic –

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Regional Security in the North: Emerging Themes and Challenges


Polar Research and Policy Initiative is an official sponsor of the workshop ‘Regional Security in the North: Emerging Themes and Challenges’

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Expanding horizon


Article published in The Arctic Journal, on 19 April 2017: ‘Expanding Horizon’ By Thomas Bishop In Iqaluit, the capital of

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Iqaluit International: An Interview with Project Director Olivier Walon


Polar Research and Policy Initiative Fellow Thomas Bishop interviews Olivier Walon, Project Director at Bouygues Bâtiment International, about Iqaluit International

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The Implications of the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the United States’ now former-President Barack Obama. Picture via US Embassy and Consulates, Canada. 2016 ended with one of

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Reindeer Are Real – And So Are The Challenges They Face


Picture via Larissa Beumer This article has been written by Larissa Beumer and Åshild Ønsvik Pedersen. When we think about

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On The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project: Interview with Tony Penikett


On 1 November 2016, Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, released the report of the Ministerial Panel on the

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