Media Monitoring for Tuesday May 03, 2016

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Nunatsiaq News

Lawyers argue over sentencing of Nunavut killer
Nunatsiaq News
Pauloosie Padluq's lawyer James Morton is arguing for a lighter sentence to reflect his clients rehabilitative efforts so far and to help continue that trend into the future. Crown lawyer Martin Tooke says Padluq's violent criminal past, and his ...

1 hour 28 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'

Radio Canada International

Inuit applaud US decision not to push polar bear trade restrictions
CBC.ca
Proposals to uplist polar bear from CITES Appendix II to Appendix I had previously been submitted to the CITES Conference of the Parties in Doha, Qatar in 2010 and in Bangkok, Thailand in 2013. These proposals, which would have effectively banned ...
US stops trying to ban trade in polar bear partsRadio Canada International
US drops bid to ban international trade in polar bear productsNunatsiaq News
Feds Quietly Admit Polar Bears Doing Fine, Abandon Efforts To Ban Fur TradeDaily Caller

all 7 news articles » 3 hours 34 min ago in 'Polar Bear and Seal Harvesting'

Edmonton Sun

Kiviaq, former Edmonton athlete and Canada's first Inuit lawyer, dies at age 80
Edmonton Sun
In 2001, he successfully fought Alberta's name laws — which require a person to have both a first name and a last name — to restore his original Inuktitut name. His life and his battle for equality for Inuit people is the subject of a 2006 ...

and more » 7 hours 20 min ago in 'Inuit'

Canadian Premiere of Huntwatch at Northwest Fest
Marketwired (press release)
"The campaign against the commercial seal hunt has been a roller coaster," said Sheryl Fink, IFAW Canada's Director of Wildlife Programs, and a principal character in Huntwatch. "Over the decades we keep winning crucial victories, then the Canadian ...

and more » 8 hours 23 min ago in 'Polar Bear and Seal Harvesting'

Edmonton Journal

Kiviaq, former Edmonton athlete and Canada's first Inuit lawyer, dies at age 80
Edmonton Journal
In 2001, he successfully fought Alberta's name laws — which require a person to have both a first name and a last name — to restore his original Inuktitut name. His life and his battle for equality for Inuit people is the subject of a 2006 ...

and more » 9 hours 24 min ago in 'Inuit'

Alaska Dispatch News

How an Alaska village made millions protecting unique freshwater seals
Alaska Dispatch News
The school has since closed, but Aaberg joined in the seal hunt as a boy and goes back a couple of times a year. The family moved to Anchorage when he was in elementary school. The Natives of the lake take around 20 seals a year. Compared to seals from ...

and more » 10 hours 39 min ago in 'Polar Bear and Seal Harvesting'

Hamilton Spectator

U.S. stops trying to ban trade in polar bears at international talks
Hamilton Spectator
POLAR BEARS. JONATHAN HAYWARD,The Canadian Press. Canada — along with Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, influential scientific bodies and other NGOs — said the Canadian polar bear hunt is sustainable and that the real threat to the bears is ...
US stops trying to ban trade in polar bear partsRadio Canada International

all 5 news articles » 13 hours 48 min ago in 'Polar Bear and Seal Harvesting'

Mining company, school partner for Nunavut trades training
Nunatsiaq News
The mining company provides most of the instructors although this year, Nunavut Arctic College also provided two. Those instructors are paired up with senior high school teachers to offer skills training and student evaluations. “As a school, our goal ...

16 hours 28 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'

Radio Canada International

US stops trying to ban trade in polar bear parts
Radio Canada International
It also appears that the European Union also has not listed the polar bear in its submission to the next meeting of the CITES Convention, which will take place from September 24 to October 5, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Major countries EU had ...
US drops bid to ban international trade in polar bear productsNunatsiaq News

all 4 news articles » 18 hours 11 min ago in 'Polar Bear and Seal Harvesting'

Radio Canada International

US stops trying to ban trade in polar bear parts
Radio Canada International
Inuit groups claimed that the polar bear hunt brought much needed cash to Arctic communities with rampant unemployment from wealthy American, European and Asian hunters willing to pay up to $50,000 dollars for a chance to hunt polar bears.

and more » 18 hours 11 min ago in 'Polar Bear and Seal Harvesting'

Globalnews.ca

Roughrider Jorgen Hus heads to Nunavut to spread anti-bullying message
Globalnews.ca
SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Red Cross partnered with Saskatchewan Roughrider Jorgen Hus to combat bullying in Canada's north. Hus recently joined a delegation from the Red Cross for a trip to Nunavut. Over five days, they visited six schools and a ...

20 hours 14 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'

Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut lands referendum information campaign is a failure
Nunatsiaq News
in March 2014, the Government of Nunavut started to prepare for the land referendum. • in May 2014, Cabinet approved the GN to proceed with the Land Referendum. • in October 2015, Cabinet decided that the Land Referendum would take place on May 9, ...

21 hours 3 sec ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'

Nunavut Justice promoting remedies under family abuse act
Nunatsiaq News
The Government of Nunavut wants to remind Nunavummiut of the legal tools they can use to address violence in their homes. And that's a good thing, says the president of the national Inuit women's organization, because most women don't know what those ...

22 hours 18 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'
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