Canada in Action

Canada and the Arctic: Diplomacy in Action

  • Commemorating the Canadian Arctic Expedition in North Dakota

    Canadian Arctic Expedition in North Dakota

    2014-01-31 - Canada has significant scientific ties to the Arctic, dating back to 1913 when the Canada launched the Canadian Arctic Expedition (CAE): the first multinational, multidisciplinary, systematic study of the Arctic.

  • Celebrating the Arctic in Poland

    Celebrating the Arctic in Poland

    2013-12-16 - The Embassy of Canada in Poland has displayed an exhibition of photography and art to celebrate the indigenous cultures of the North and to mark Canada’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

  • The Canadian Cultural Centre in France pays tribute to the great Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak

    Art by Inuit artists Kenojuak Ashevak

    2013-08-08 - The Canadian Cultural Centre presents, for the first time in France, a solo exhibition by one of the greatest Inuit artists, Kenojuak Ashevak, who was a key figure in the famous Inuit artists’ cooperative in Cape Dorset. The exhibition “Fantastic Kenojuak Ashevak” brings together 40 works from the private collection of Claude Baud, the French collector of Inuit art.

  • The Embassy of Canada to Finland marks Sami National Day with indigenous education experts

    Canadian Embassy in Finland

    2013-08-08 - The revitalization of the Sámi language in Finland was a key element in maintaining and celebrating the Sámi culture. Finland’s effort in this field is an important success story, offering comprehensive education in the Sámi language. Sámi youth are increasingly growing up in cities outside of their homeland, it is becoming a challenge to ensure that the Sámi language and culture is passed on from one generation to the next. Canada plans to continue its engagement with Finnish groups and share cross-cultural learning on Indigenous education efforts and strategies.

  • Virtual Inuit Art Gallery at the Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands

    Virtual Inuit Art Gallery

    2013-07-24 - The Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands has opened its art collection to the public through a virtual art gallery. This selection of beautiful works from renowned Inuit artists is an opportunity to discover aspects of life in Canada's North.

  • The Official Opening of "The Accessible Arctic" exhibit in Washington, DC

    The Accessible Arctic exhibit

    2013-04-16 - The Embassy of Canada and Foreign Policy at Brookings co-hosted a reception and dinner in celebration of the official opening of the Embassy's Arctic Room and new gallery exhibit entitled The Accessible Arctic. The evening also served as a kick-off to the Brookings conference: The Arctic - Energy, Indigenous Communities and Governance