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Sunday, 23 December 2012 21:58

Going circumpolar

Resources and Sustainable Developments in the Arctic (ReSDA) is the name of a Canadian project aimed at helping Northern communities get more out of their natural resources. The project coordinators point to historical precedents like the Klondyke gold rush in the 1890’s.

The sudden influx of some 100,000 people had devastating impacts on the indigenous population in the Yukon areas as had the Arctic whaling industry in the beginning of the 20th century.

The ReSDA coordinators could also point to current or impending scrambles for oil, gas and minerals in almost every part of the Arctic region, in Greenland, Alaska, Arctic Russia, and Scandinavia. Everywhere there’s a need for finding ways to ensure that more benefits of resource development stay in the local communities.

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Friday, 24 August 2012 11:26

Canada appoints Inuk Arctic Council chair

Member of the Canadian Parliament for Nunavut Leona Aglukkaq will be chairing the Arctic Council when chairmanship passes from Sweden to Canada in May 2013. The Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday announced the appointment of Ms. Aglukkaq.

As chair of the Arctic Council – or chair of the Arctic countries’ Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) – she will not only act as Canada’s ambassador to the Arctic.

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