12 Dec B.C. renames Queen Charlotte Islands (The Globe and Mail)

The Queen Charlotte Islands will soon be no more.  The archipelago will be officially renamed Haida Gwaii, Premier Gordon Campbell announced yesterday at the signing of a reconciliation protocol.  The traditional name, whose English translation is "islands of the people," will now appear on all...

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11 Dec Inuits need cash for freezers in warming Arctic (Reuters)

Inuit communities need funds to adapt to climate change in the Arctic, including measures to build communal deep freezers to store game because warming is reducing their hunting season, an Inuit leader said on Friday.  The Inuit, the indigenous people of Greenland, Canada, Alaska and...

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