The Tsá Tué UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve is monumental for several reasons: it is the first such project run entirely by Indigenous peoples, includes the protection of one of the last pristine lakes in the Arctic, is the new largest Biosphere in North America, and is the first Canadian UNESCO Biosphere Reserve north of 60 degrees. Read more in TAI's Mieke Coppes' article in High North News
“Have you signed up to protect the forest? Sign up!” Photo: mustoi.ru. The future of the North will be determined by the choices, aspirations, and priorities of its youth. The Youth Perspectives Series is a publishing platform for students to voice their opinions, share their experiences, ...
Indigenous leader at the 13th Annual Canadian Aboriginal Festival, Photo: Wikimedia. On September 13th 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a fundamentally important document that would stand as a beacon for the rights of thousands of peoples around the world: the United Nations ...
The Arctic This Week August 15 - August 21, 2016. By Mieke Coppes, Doris Friedrich, and Ryan Uljua August 26, 2016. Welcome and thanks for joining us this week! We hope that you find TATW interesting and entertaining to read. If you're not a subscriber yet, you can sign up here.
The Arctic’s growing connectedness with the rest of the world became apparent in late 2015 and early 2016, when an “Arctic road” suddenly emerged for refugees fleeing the southern Mediterranean basin.
Read more about how the European refugee crisis has affected Russian-Norwegian bilateral relations and the communities on both sides of the border in this commentary by Sophie Hohmann and Marlene Laruelle.
Russian refugee tent just over the boarder from Norway, Photo: Rosa Menkman. A pristine area that has largely been preserved from external influences, the Arctic faces dangers coming from climate change and the growing appetite of energy firms—not to mention the challenges associated with a ...
For centuries, artists have been drawn to the Arctic as a pristine, naturally striking landscape to fill canvases, panoramas, and photo galleries. Today, artists use this to teach the world about climate changes at the top of the world.
- TAI's Victoria Herrmann writes about the political power of art in the Arctic in High North News
July and August are always the most popular months of the year for museum visits. But thanks to a growing number of artists interested in the Arctic, you don’t need to go to the Louvre to experience the North through art.
EU seal ban reveals the Union’s double standards. TAI's Andreas Raspotnik has discussed the EU’s seal regime with Nikolas Sellheim from the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. Read the interview in High North News
Ever since the European Union became more and more interested in Arctic affairs, its related Arctic storyline has been dominated by two interrelated lines of action: the seemingly never-ending debate on Arctic Council observer status and the infamous EU seal ban.
Infographic: Andrea Angquist. As the sea ice melts, circumpolar shipping routes are not the only infrastructure poised to connect East and West through the Arctic. In June 2016, the first phase of construction began on a submarine fiber-optic cable to connect Alaska to Asia through the Arctic ...
International cooperation and the institutional dialogue between the Arctic states are key features of the High North and will most likely also dominate “The New North”. With the Arctic Council (AC) celebrating its 20th anniversary, its future is currently as much under consideration as its successful past.