The Supreme Court of Canada has just upheld the constitutionality of Act C-92, which allows the country’s Indigenous communities to manage their own child and family protection services.
In a two-part article, guest author and Professor Doaa Abdel-Motaal discusses food security in the Arctic. Today, PolarJournal is publishing the first part about the Arctic as a food exporting region and the renaissance of traditional Arctic cuisine.
A new study has just documented an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in the villages and communities of northern Canada. The solutions are multi-factorial, but essentially depend on the food sovereignty of indigenous peoples.
To satisfy a government demand of profitability, the Czech Antarctic Programme began to test outdoor clothing at their research station on Antarctica.
A new, scaleable online platform in Greenlandic aims to help those struggling with their mental health.
When two scientists team up with a filmmaker, the result is Nittaituq. A short film made in a Nunavut village, documenting the Inuit’s approach to climate change.
The Community Council of Longyearbyen on Svalbard is terminating the lease agreement with the Russian Consulate General in Barentsburg for premises in Longyearbyen as of March 31, 2024.
A group of anthropologists were able to confirm that the migration routes among the Nenets have changed in recent years due to mobile antennas in tundra regions.
In the new Arctic Resilient Communities Youth Fellowship, 17 young people from Alaska, North Canada and Greenland traveled to each other’s countries.
Erosion due to climate change force Yukon River communities to relocate their houses almost every year
The eroding riverbank is unpredictable, and families are forced to move to other exposed areas to continue their subsistence farming.
The world’s “purest ice” from Greenland’s glacier has arrived in Dubai after a nine-week journey. It will soon be served in drinks in restaurants.
In September, the Admiral Bellinghausen became the first Estonian ship to pass through the legendary sea passage and (approximately) the 160th yacht to complete the voyage.
It is worrying for our security, Greenland’s foreign minister says. But shooting is only a small part of the job, explains a local expert.
First announced last spring of the southern hemisphere, highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI is now affecting five of the 14 species tested in South Georgia. A few suspected cases near the Antarctic Peninsula suggest that the disease is still spreading.
In the past, teachers in remote villages in Greenland had to teach all subjects to all age groups.
A podcast takes us to Kirkenes and immerses us in a town between two borders, marked by war and which, through culture and sport, tries to preserve the friendship between Russians and Norwegians.
The Polar Issues Chair led by Anne Choquet and Brest’s maritime higher education courses looked at the profession of polar guide, at the heart of the controversy surrounding tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Despite increasing criticism of Denmark, the royal family holds a special place in Greenlandic hearts.
The book by Christian Kempf describes one of the least known corners of Greenland, the North East, and combines a wealth of information into a coherent overall picture for polar fans.
Unable to hunt and fish due to climate change, hunters in northern Greenland have asked the government for help.
Editor-in-chief and Executive Director Michael Wenger provides a personal review of 2023 and a brief outlook on PolarJournal’s plans for the coming year.
The year 2023 saw several projects and events aimed at strengthening the self-determination and presence of circumpolar Indigenous populations in the Arctic
From the Arctic Games to the Southern Games, here’s a look back at the competitions that took place in 2023 and will resume next year in a highly sporting year with the arrival of the Olympic Games.
The entire PolarJournal team in Switzerland, France and Germany wishes everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas season!