In Brief

The Arctic Sounder published an article titled, “In Brief.” The article reads as follows;

“The third-annual Tribal Governance Symposium is coming to the University of Alaska Fairbanks later this month.

‘We want to push boundaries in conversations and work together to find solutions to challenges facing Alaska Native communities and advance tribal governance’, said First Alaskans Institute’s Alaska Native Policy Center Director Andrea Sanders, in a release. Sanders helps organize the conference alongside UAF faculty.

This year’s title and theme is Land-Water-Life, and will feature keynotes by a member of the Lake and Peninsula Borough Assembly, the president of the Igiugig Tribal Village Council and a Māori iwi negotiator from New Zealand.

Is There a Dark Side to Arctic Cooperation?

World Policy Blog published an article titled, “Is There a Dark Side to Arctic Cooperation?” The article reads in part as follows;

“The changing seascape in the Arctic has considerable implications for human activity in the region. While efforts are underway to develop new frameworks, particularly in terms of shipping and transit, some of these policies might also create challenges and sources of discord.

The Future of the Arctic (part one)

Huffington Post published an article titled, “The Future of the Arctic (part one).” The article reads in part as follows;

“Because the ocean is so wide, deep, and dynamic, sometimes it is best to look inside the larger perspective and examine the conditions and challenges of one area that, indeed, might stand for all. One regions that serves, of course, is the Arctic, the full circumpolar Arctic Ocean with all the diverse conditions, resources, and needs that are both specific and generally representative of the many issues faced elsewhere.

Canadian Naval Chief Underlines Challenges of “New Oceanic Age”

American Journal of Transportation posted an article titled, “Canadian Naval Chief Underlines Challenges of ‘New Oceanic Age.’” The article reads in part as follows;

“A high-ranking commander of the Canadian Navy has proclaimed the advent of ‘a new oceanic age’ characterized by surging maritime commerce, global power politics, the impact of climate change in the Arctic region, and the challenges for the United States especially of China’s expanding involvement.

Rear Admiral Art McDonald, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, Royal Canadian Navy, presented a sweeping overview of developments on the world’s oceans during a keynote address to the Sept. 19-21 Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities in Vancouver.

MITC office joins the Arctic Economic Council

Mainebiz posted an article titled, “MITC office joins the Arctic Economic Council.” The article reads as follows;

“The Maine North Atlantic Development Office at Maine International Trade Center is one of three new members of the Arctic Economic Council.

MENADO is the first AEC member coming from the lower 48 states in the United States.

The Arctic Economic Council is an independent organization based in Tromsø, Norway, that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development through the sharing of best practices, technological solutions, standards and other information. It supports market accessibility and provides advice and a business perspective to the work of the Arctic Council.

Maine North Atlantic Development Office joins Arctic Economic Council

Press Herald published an article online titled, “Maine North Atlantic Development Office joins Arctic Economic Council.” The article reads as follows;

“The Maine North Atlantic Development Office has joined the Arctic Economic Council, an independent agency aimed at business-to-business activities.

The development office was formed in 2013 under the auspices of the Maine International Trade Center to increase trade and investment between Maine and the North Atlantic region. It is the first organization in the Lower 48 states to join the Arctic Economic Council, according to a news release from the trade center. The Maine group joined the organization as a nonvoting member.

Arctic Economic Council welcomes three new members

Port News published an article titled, “Arctic Economic Council welcomes three new members.” The article reads as follows;

“The Arctic Economic Council says it is pleased to welcome three new members to the pan-Arctic business community. Bioway AS, MENADO and Cosco Shipping Lines Finland Oy represent different parts of the Arctic business community, thus further strengthening the AEC’s position as the representative of the width of Arctic business.

Bioway AS is an indigenously owned company within the aquaculture technology business with its headquarter in Norway. Bioway AS is welcomed as the first Permafrost Partner of the Arctic Economic Council.

Global Team Of Indigenous Leaders Work With Scientists To Monitor Climate Change’s Impact

KYUK published an article titled, “Global Team Of Indigenous Leaders Work With Scientists To Monitor Climate Change’s Impact.” The article reads in part as follows;

“Yesterday, a global team of indigenous leaders, scientists, and wildlife managers gathered at Bethel’s Cultural Center to discuss climate change’s growing impact on the Arctic’s plants and animals.

The working group on the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, or CAFF, is a group that monitors circumpolar biodiversity. It tracks the health of shorebirds, polar bears, and native plants, then recommends sustainable practices to Arctic countries. Representatives from eight different countries are attending the meeting, along with advisors from several indigenous organizations.

Does Québec Need the Arctic Council?

World Policy Blog posted an article titled, “Does Québec Need the Arctic Council?” The article reads in part as follows;

“At the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly, in front of more than 2,000 participants from 50 countries, Philippe Couillard, premier of Québec, highlighted the province’s commitment to Arctic matters, stating, “We want, and we will be, part of the dialogue on Arctic and Nordic issues.” Playing a role in the formation of Arctic policy has been an integral part of Québec’s efforts to claim a voice on the international stage. Couillard’s words asserted his position as a key sub-national leader in Arctic issues and illustrated Québec’s determination for a seat at the Arctic negotiating table.

Romantic notions about the Arctic must include Indigenous rights

National Post published an article online titled, “Romantic notions about the Arctic must include Indigenous rights.” The article reads in part as follows;

“The Arctic is many things to many people. In Canada, this malleability has made the region an incredibly valuable vehicle for nation-building and identity construction.

As a Newfoundland-born international politics scholar and author who researches Canada’s relationship with the Arctic, I believe that very pliability of the Arctic is an important feature of Canadian society, one that’s been cultivated for decades. The Arctic has intrigued many of us for myriad reasons since Confederation.