Dog Sledge In Inuit Culture

Inuit Greenland

Dog sleds (or sledges) are important to Arctic peoples' culture and lifestyle. Utilizing dogs to pull sleds is thought to have begun in Siberia around 7000 years ago. Up until recent times, travel by dog team was the main method of transportation during the winter. Dog sleds allowed people to move or travel to hunting grounds. Although it is now common to have eight to ten dogs, previously people could maintain only two or three dogs and sleds were used to haul gear while people usually walked....

Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant

Bilibino Russia

Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant in Russia's Far North is the world's northernmost nuclear power plant, and the only one in a permafrost region. (The Kola Power Station is also above the Arctic Circle, but has a milder climate.) Constructed from 1974 to 1976, the plant provides energy for the intensive industrial development of territories in the northern part of Magadan Oblast' and of the western part of Chukotka. These territories are rich in various mineral resources, but are remote from coal,...

Council For Yukon Indians Umbrella Final Agreement

The Council for Yukon Indians (CYI) Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA) provides a template with which each of the Yukon's 14 First Nations is to negotiate its own final (land claim) and self-government agreements. Each First Nation's final agreement includes all provisions of the UFA, plus specific provisions that indicate how particular sections apply to that First Nation. The UFA is not a legally binding document. However, since the entire contents of the UFA are contained in First Nations final...