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Up to $3M up for grabs as Arctic Inspiration Prize money rises again
cbc.ca Article

Means To A Greater Beginning
cpra.ca Article

Iqaluit kids go home with free laptops after coding workshop
CBC.ca Article

A Passionate Young Voice on Tradition and Leadership in the Arctic
News Deeply Article

Lassonde professor wins Arctic Inspiration prize, appears on National Geographic program
York University Article

Nunavik safe house looks at bright future after gala win
Nunatsiaq News Online Article

FOXY to take on teen dating violence with $1.3M in federal money
CBC.ca Article

2014 Arctic Inspiration Prize Awardee FOXY/SMASH gets massive federal funding
mmcleod.liberal.ca Article

Technological help to deal with unpredictable ice and Arctic climate change
RCI Article

Youth with more 'oomph': Sex-ed groups honoured by Governor General
CBC.ca Article

Qarmaapik Family House spending $700K Arctic prize on counselling, family services
CBC.ca Article

Pinnguaq's te(a)ch program receives Arctic Inspiration Award
Market Wired Article

Nobel of the North
Gazette (MUN) Article

Nunavik family house picks up top Arctic Inspiration Prize
Nunatsiaq News Online Article

Pinnguaq's te(a)ch program receives Arctic Inspiration Award
SAT Press Releases Article

Sixteen Young Leaders Who Will Influence the Future of the Arctic
News Deeply Article

$1.5M awarded to projects in the Arctic
Winnipeg Free Press Article

Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony (Winnipeg)
GG.ca Article

'By and for the North.' $1.5M Arctic Inspiration Prize awarded to 3 projects
CBC.ca Article

Praise for the Arctic Inspiration Prize
The Arctic Journal Article

Arctic Inspiration Prize Announces 2016 Finalists
AIP Press Release

Arctic Inspiration Prize Grows into Charitable Trust
CBC Article

Whitehorse Municipality Contributes to the Arctic Inspiration Prize
Whitehorse Star - The city of Whitehorse will provide $10,000 to the Arctic Inspiration Prize Article

Qaggiavuut Art Society holds performing art teacher training workshop
CBC North - 2015 Laureate, Qaggiavuut, hosts a workshop for numerous Inuit performing artists in Iqaluit. The workshop aimed to help artists further develop as professionals and improve their teaching skills Article

FOXY expands program to include young NWT men, SMASH a big hit
CBC Article

AIP Winners Bheny making an impact in Qikiqtani classrooms
Nunatsiaq Online Article

Kivalliq News covering the AIP presentations and reception in Rankin Inlet
Kivalliq News PDF

FOXY Continues to Expand Scope and Positive Impact on Health
CBC North - Arctic Inspiration Prize Laureate from 2014 continues to expand sexual health programs to reach Northern youth. A new project called SMASH, or Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health will increase outreach to boys Article

Yukon towns are asked to be ambassadors for the Arctic Inspiration Prize
Whitehorse Star PDF

Arnold Witzig, co-founder of the Arctic Inspiration Prize, is interviewed on CBC North in Yellowknife
CBC North Video

Spreading the Reach of the Arctic Inspiration Prize
CBC News - AIP is continuing to build relationships and grow across the North Article

Partnership Announcement
AIP - The Arctic Inspiration Prize Trust and the Rideau Hall Foundation have entered into a multi-year agreement in order to combine efforts and assets to support Northerners to fully realize their potential and achieve their aspirations PDF

Qaggiq Summit Brings Together Artists from Across the North
CBC - 2015 prize laureates from the Qaggiq team gathered in Iqaluit with 50 Inuit artists from across the North to discuss priorities for northern arts spending Article

Arctic Inspiration Prize Having Positive Impact in North
Yellowknifer - FOXY and other northern organizations have benefited from the generosity of the Arctic Inspiration Prize PDF

Arctic Performing Arts Summit in Iqaluit
Nunatsiaq News - Arctic Inspiration Prize laureate Qaggiq will be hosting the fourth Arctic Performing Arts Summit in Iqaluit in March Article

2015 Laureate Better Hearing in Education for Northern Youth
The Wellington Advertiser - BHENY will be working to address education gaps for students with hearing loss in Arctic communities Article

New Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust
CBC Yukon - Chair of the new Board of Trustees for the Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust, Patti Balsillie, is interviewed Audio

Arctic Inspiration Prize awarded at Northern Lights Conference
Nunatsiaq News - The Northern Lights Conference held in Ottawa was a vibrant cultural celebration Article

An Update from 2014 Arctic Inspiration Prize Laureate FOXY
CBC - Over the past year FOXY has been busy continuing to improve sexual health in the North, and has been expanding curriculum to work with boys Article

Yukon Team One of AIP 2015 Laureates
Yukon News - Northwest Territories based Tri-Territorial Recreation Training Program one of 2015 AIP Laureates Article

$1.5 Million Awarded at Arctic Inspiration Prize Ceremony
Canadian Geographic - The three finalists, BHENY, Qaggiq, and Tri-Territorial Recreation Training Program become 2015 Laureates Article

Arctic Inspiration Prize Laureates Awarded a total of $1.5M
CBC - A brief profile of each 2015 Laureate Article

2015 Arctic Inspiration Prize Laureates Split $1.5M
Radio Canada International - 2015 Laureates from across the Arctic are working on promoting art, improving youth health, and making education more accessible to hearing impaired Article

2015 Laureate Qaggiq
Ottawa Citizen - Qaggiq, 2015 Laureate, is dedicated to promoting art in the North Article

$1.5M awarded in 2015 Arctic Inspiration Prize
My Yellowknife Now - 2015 Laureates divide $1.5M this year, an increase from the past $1.0M prize Article

Empowering Artists in the North: Qaggiq, 2015 Laureate
The Globe and Mail - $600,000 worth of the 2015 Arctic Inspiration Prize award went to Qaggiq for fostering artists and promoting art in the North Article

Qaggiq Promoting Art and Nurturing Artists
Ottawa Citizen - Arctic Inspiration Prize Laureate Qaggiq sees meaning and life in language, cultures, and customs Article

The Arctic Inspiration Prize, collaboration for the benefit of Canada's Arctic
The Philanthropist - Three videos highlight 2014 laureate FOXY and explore future directions for the prize Article/Video

Guelph Resident Works to Improve Education for Hearing Impaired
Guelph Tribune Lynne McCury, Guelph resident, is leading a project to improve education for students with hearing loss in the Arctic Article

Arctic Inspiration Prize laureate Ikaarvik featured at ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting
CBC Article/Audio

Arctic Inspiration Prize laureates "FOXY" named Up Here's "Northerners of the Year"
Uphere Article

Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon Finalist for 2015 Arctic Inspiration Prize
CBC Article

Arctic Inspiration Prize Announces Three Finalists
Nunatsiaq News - Three finalists have been announced for the annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Article

Three finalists named for the 2015 Arctic Inspiration Prize
CBC - The 2015 AIP finalists aim to improve northern livelihood through the arts, recreation and education Article

AIP Laureate FOXY holds focus-groups for boys
EDGE Article

BBC Pop Up video features AIP Laureate FOXY
BBC Video

Archives

CBC

  • CBC – Sheila Watt-Cloutier awarded the 2015 Right Livelihood Award for her work on climate change in the Arctic (01 October 2015) Article
  • CBC.ca News North – CBC News North coverage of 2014 Arctic Inspiration Prize recipients (December 2014) Article
  • CBC Yukon – A New Day host Sandi Coleman chats with FOXY’s Graeme Peters about their exciting $1M AIP Award that will allow them to expand their program across all three northern territories (December 2014) Audio
  • CBC North – Arnold Witzig talks about the Arctic Inspiration Prize while in Iqaluit for the QIA Board meeting (June 2014)
  • CBC News North – Winner of the 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize, Ikaarvik, continues to build collaborations between Arctic communities and researchers while in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut (30 May 2014) Article
  • CBC Labrador Morning – The Nunatsiavut government is highlighted after winning this year’s Arctic Inspiration Prize. (17 December 2013) Audio
  • CBC News North – Three projects awarded $1M Arctic Inspiration Prize. (12 December 2013) Article
  • CBC TV News (Northbeat) – The Arctic Inspiration Prize awarded to three teams at ArcticNet’s annual meeting in Halifax. (11 December 2013) Audio  (fast forward to 40:20 on the CBC video player)
  • CBC Information Morning – Arctic Inspiration Prize founder Arnold Witzig and ArcticNet’s Martin Fortier are interviewed from Halifax. (30 October 2013)
  • CBC News North – The federal government has signed an agreement to negotiate the creation of a national park in the Thaidene Nene region. (08 April 2013) Article
  • CBC TV News (Northbeat) – The winners of the $1M Arctic Inspiration Prize are discussed in this broadcast, with the Thaidene Nene Initiative as well as Nunavut’s prize winners highlighted. (14 December 2012)
  • The National – The winners of the first Arctic Inspiration Prize are announced on The National, CBC's national flagship news program. (14 December 2012)
  • CBC News North – Four Northern projects share the $1M prize. (13 December 2012) Article
  • The National – The Arctic Inspiration Prize founders are interviewed on CBC's national news program. (10 December 2012) Video

Canadian Architect

  • 2012 Arctic Inspiration Prize laureates, The Arctic Food Network, represent Canada at International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy (3 June 2014) Article

The Globe and Mail

  • The Arctic Inspiration Prize founders discuss their reasons for creating the Nobel Prize of the North. (14 December 2012) Article
    (reprinted in Sky News)

Radio Canada

  • Radio-Canada (Le réveil) – ArcticNet’s Executive Director Martin Fortier is in Halifax leading up to this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony. (31 October 2013) Audio
  • Eye on the Arctic – The winners of the Arctic Inspiration Prize were announced in Vancouver. (14 December 2012)

Above & Beyond

  • Winners of the 2013 Prize inspire a young northern journalist. (March/April 2014) Article
  • The 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize was awarded to three teams at ArcticNet’s annual meeting in Halifax. (January/February 2014)

Nunatsiaq News

  • A follow-up to the National Committee on Inuit Education’s Arctic Inspiration Prize win last week. (18 December 2013) Article
  • The Amaujaq National Centre for Inuit Education was one of three recipients of the 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize. (12 December 2013) Article
  • The 2013 Prize ceremony will coincide with ArcticNet’s annual scientific meeting in Halifax this year. (6 December 2013) Article
  • A review of the year 2012 features the Arctic Inspiration Prize awards at ArcticNet’s annual meeting. (03 January 2013) Article
  • Nunavut research projects clean up at the first-ever award of the Arctic Inspiration Prize. (14 December 2012) Article

APTN National News

  • Three teams awarded 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize in Halifax. (12 December 2013) Video

National Arts Centre (Canada)

  • Northern Artists Wow Halifax at the 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony. (17 December 2013) Article

iPolitics

  • Turning Thaidene Nene into protected parkland will be dependent on the natural resource potential of the region (7 May 2013) Article

The Hill Times

  • An opinion piece by Chief Dora Enzoe discussing the protection of northern lands through the Thaidene Nene Initiative (6 May 2013) Article

Northern News Services

  • The preservation of Thaidene Nene will depend on an agreement with the Canadian government (08 April 2013) Article

The Gazette, Winnipeg Free Press, Vancouver Sun

  • A land transfer agreement leaves Lutsel K’e with questions about management of Thaidene Nene territory (14 March 2013)

Huff Post, Impact Canada, the Blog

  • One of the final pieces in the 2012 AIP Prize-winning publishing project Inuit Quajimajatuqangit, documenting the core beliefs, values and social systems of the Inuit culture for future generations. (August 2014) Article

U of T Dalla Lana School of Public Health

  • University of Toronto students win prestigious prize to help northern youth. (March 2015) Article

Reader’s Digest

  • FOXY’s founders, Candice Lys and Nancy MacNeill are interviewed by Reader’s Digest following their $1M Arctic Inspiration Prize win. (May 2015) PDF

Canadian Geographic Compass blog

  • Prototype home to be built this year in Nain as part of AIP winning project, Healthy Homes in Thriving Nunatsiavut Communities. (June 2015) Article

Aboriginal Marketplace

  • This article showcases the innovative strategy of the Thaidene Nene Initiative, a 2013 recipient of the Arctic Inspiration Prize (8 January 2013) Article

Radio Doost

  • The Prize founders are interviewed on Toronto's Iranian radio station following the first ever Prize Awards Ceremony in Vancouver. (December 2012) Audio

Ottawa Life

  • Six teams have been shortlisted for the 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize in recognition of their plans to mobilize knowledge into action in the Canadian Arctic. (November 2013)
  • The Arctic Inspiration Prize and the four teams who received the first award in December 2012 are featured in this full-page article. (January 2013) Article

Ottawa Citizen

  • Ottawa Citizen – The Arctic Inspiration Prize will be awarded for the first time at ArcticNet’s upcoming meeting. (09 December 2012) Article

Vancouver Sun

  • Project led by Vancouver Aquarium one of three to receive Arctic Inspiration Prize. (16 December 2013) Article
  • The upcoming first-ever award of the Arctic Inspiration Prize at ArcticNet’s annual meeting is discussed. (03 December 2012) Article
  • The Arctic Inspiration Prize, promoting science and action, will be awarded at ArcticNet’s upcoming annual meeting. (01 December 2012)
  • The Arctic Inspiration Prize is highlighted prior to the first award ceremony to be held on 13 December 2012 in Vancouver, BC. (30 November 2012) Article

Nation Talk

  • The Arctic Inspiration Prize recipients are discussed. (17 December 2012) Article
  • The Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation, NWT, is recognized for inspirational effort to determine its future. (14 December 2012) Article

Alaska Dispatch

  • Arctic Prize is awarded to 4 Canadian projects at ArcticNet’s annual meeting. (18 December 2012) Article

Northern News Services

  • The Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation is one of the first winners of the Arctic Inspiration Prize. (27 December 2012) Article

L’Aquilon

  • ArcticNet’s annual meeting in Vancouver is the venue for the first time award of the Arctic Inspiration Prize. (06 December 2012)

Globe Advisor

  • Couple back the Nobel Prize of the North (15 December 2012) Article

Yahoo News

  • 4 Northern projects share $1M prize. (13 December 2012) Article

Toronto Telegraph

  • Million-dollar award aims to link science, action in nation's North. (01 December 2012) Article

Vancouver is Awesome

  • Four projects are awarded the Arctic Inspiration Prize (14 December 2012) Article

Pacific Standard

  • Some rare good news for Arctic researchers and the region they study: an annual $1 million prize to be awarded to up to five research teams in Canada for bringing knowledge to action. (23 April 2012) Article

Journal L’Avantage

  • Building on the success of ARCTIConnexion, Ikaarvik wins the 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize (17 December 2013) Article

Radio Taiga

  • Several artists from the Northwest Territories will perform in Halifax at this year’s Prize ceremony (10 December 2013) Article

Vancouver Aquarium

  • Ikaarvik receives 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize for it’s efforts to build collaboration between the North and South (17 December 2013) Blog

Northern Journal

  • Three teams were awarded the 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize at ArcticNet’s annual meeting in Halifax. (16 December 2013) Article

Canadian Mining Journal

  • Three teams are awarded the 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize (17 December 2013) Article

Press Releases

  • Amaujaq Press Release – 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize goes to Amaujaq National Centre for Inuit Education (11 December 2013) Article
  • Nunatsiavut Government Media Release – The Nunatsiavut Government has received the 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize for their healthy homes initiative. (11 December 2013) Article
  • Canada Newswire, Digital Journal, Yahoo! Finance – Martin Fortier comments on ArcticNet's involvement in the new $1 Million Arctic Inspiration Prize announced during the International Polar Year 2012 conference in Montreal. (23 April 2012) Article

Other

  • Digital Journal – Digital Journal article about 2014 Arctic Inspiration Prize recipients. (December 2014) Article
  • City News – Parks Canada to have unique relationship with Thaidene Nene (2012 Arctic Inspiration Prize laureate) regarding vast new protected area in Northwest Territories. (July 2015) Article
  • 100.1 CJCD Moose FM Yellowknife – Yellowknife's Moose FM coverage of 2014 Arctic Inspiration Prize recipients. (December 2014) Article
  • Expo Labrador 2014 – Nunatsiavut Secretariat Deputy Minister Isabella Pain’s superb presentation on AIP award winning project SakKijânginnatuk Nunalik: The Nunatsiavut Government’s Sustainable Communities Initiative. (June 2014) PDF
  • Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami – "In Canada, we have been blessed with a marvelous example of social development in the form of the Arctic Inspiration Prize. Each year it contributes $1 million dollars to support worthy projects that make a significant contribution to Arctic development. The founder and contributor of the annual award, Arnold Witzig [sic], is here with us. This year's deadline is October 1st. Check the ITK and the ArcticNet websites. Only in Canada! Pity!" - Terry Audla, National Inuit Leader. Full Speech
  • Expo Labrador 2014 – $1M Arctic Inspiration Prize Gaining Momentum. Canada’s Arctic and its challenges remain motivation for prize. Article