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Northwest Territories

Canada-U.S. Summit Brings New Hope for Strengthened Partnership on Conservation

Steven Kallick | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Steven Kallick

Last year, under Prime Minister Trudeau's predecessor, Stephen Harper, Canada finalized the creation of the 2.6 million-acre Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve in Newfoundland and Labrador. Final boundaries were also set in 2015 for a national park and an adjoining territorial park in the Thaidene Nene region of the Northwest Territories, which will protect an additional 6.4 million acres.

Indigenous People Lead Effort to Keep 'Water Heart' Beating Strong in Northern Canada

Jennifer Lamson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Green
Jennifer Lamson

For generations, the Sahtúgot'ine Dene people in northern Canada have told a story about the "water heart," a power that connects all living things throughout their traditional territory. This heart beats deep within Great Bear Lake, a place as magnificent and untamed as its name suggests.

Omnifilm Entertainment and One World Studios Bring Thrilling Award-winning Docu-series "Ice Pilots" to the Digital World

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.17.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

From da Vinci's flying machines, and the Wright brothers first flight, to Capt. Chuck Yeager flying faster than sound, and Neil Armstrong on Apollo 11's first human lunar landing, aviators have been celebrated as movie stars for their bravado and chutzpah.

Yellowknife and the End of Six Weeks in the Northland: Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.31.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The flight from Norman Wells to Yellowknife, the Northwest Territories capital, on a Canadian North Boeing 737, with a nice polar bear on its tail, do...

What in Shit's Name Am I Doing Here? Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.31.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Norman Wells, 90 miles south of the Arctic Circle and half way down, or half way up the Mackenzie River - it depends whether you're standing on your h...

Loaded for Bear - A Day in the Death of a Grizzly: Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.30.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Loaded For Bear - With Spray 'Do you have bear spray,' asks the tourist guy in the hotel in Inuvik, way beyond the Arctic Circle. 'Well, no,' quoths...

Canada's Aboriginal Day in the Arctic Far North: Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.29.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Every June 21 Canada marks National Aboriginal Day throughout its vast territory, celebrating 'the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding ...

A Toe in the Arctic Ocean: Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.29.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Yes, and you get an Arctic Toe Dipping Certificate to attest to your courageous crowning achievement, with four boxes to be ticked as appropriate - to...

Inuvik, Where the Welcome Sign Is Billed as Top Attraction: Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.28.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

'Have you been north before,' asks the ticket lady at the Air North desk at Whitehorse airport. It's 6 A.M. and I'm checking in for the flight to Inuv...

UNESCO Recognizes Indigenous Rights, Cultures in World Heritage Rules

Steven Kallick | Posted 08.21.2016 | Green
Steven Kallick

By adopting new rules on the rights of Indigenous peoples within the World Heritage process--and by working to integrate the review of natural and cultural values in its evaluations--UNESCO has taken important steps in the right direction, which the people of Pimachiowin Aki hope will improve the ability of Indigenous peoples.

'Unprecedented' Wildfires Burning In Canada

Climate Central | Brian Kahn | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

This article originally appeared on Climate Central. For the past few weeks, dry and warm weather have fueled large forest fires across Canada’s ...

The Place Where God Began

M. Sanjayan | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

From July 24 to August 4, young members of the Dene First Nation of Canada will embark on an exploration through one of Canada's most pristine and sac...

Angry Beaver Roams N.W.T. Town

Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home

A large, agitated beaver attracted a crowd in Fort Smith, N.W.T., this week when it meandered through town and got hissy with a German shepherd. Th...