Yellowknife: Multum in Parvo - Many Things in a Small Place
Sunday, 09 March 2014
Situated on the Northern shore of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Founded in 1934, the city is located in the traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation who founded the nearby community of Dettah in the early 1930s. Contrary to popular belief, Yellowknife’s name does not come from its gold mining origins...
Arctic Council recognized by Baltic Sea navies
Friday, 07 March 2014
The Arctic Council has been recognized for its “continuous commitment [to] the development and environmental protection of the Arctic” by the Sea Surveillance Co-operation Baltic Sea (SUCBAS), the cooperation of the Baltic Sea navies including Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
"Our Arctic Birds" event in Kuujjuaq, Canada
Thursday, 06 March 2014
On February 12, the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (CAFF) hosted “Our Arctic Birds”, a community event at the Kattitavik Town Hall in Kuujjuaq, Canada. Representatives of CAFF met with Kuujjuaq residents to talk about the Arctic Council and how it is working to conserve Arctic Birds through initiatives such as the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative.