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Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (ANAC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.anac.on.ca
Address: 55 Murray St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M3
Telephone: +1-613-241-1864
Fax: +1-613-241-1542
Year of foundation: 1975 [formerly Indian and Inuit Nurses of Canada]
Activities: Promotes activities leading to better health among Canada's aboriginal peoples and seeks to encourage greater involvement by aboriginals in health care both on a community basis and as individual professionals.
Publications: Aboriginal Nurse (1986-, 2pa)

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Anglican Church of Canada General Synod Archives

Type: Library
Website: www.anglican.ca
Address: 600 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2J6, Canada
Telephone: +1-416-924-9192
Fax: +1-416-968-7983
Publications:
Notes:

Official and personal papers relating to missionary activities in northern Canada including papers of Church Missionary Society (1802-), Rt. Rev. Bompas (1847-1916), Rt. Rev. Stringer (1888-1967), Rev. Whittacker (1890-1920), Rev. Naylor (1895-1939), Rev. Cody (1860-1948), and Rev. Canham (1881-1934).

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Antarctic Institute of Canada

Type: Organisation
Website: www.antarcticinstituteofcanada.ca
Address: Post Office Box 1223, Main Post Office, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 2M4
Telephone: +1-780-378-0063
Year of foundation: 1985
Activities: A society established to further the knowledge of Antarctic in Canada by producing research and publications.
Publications: Occasional papers series and publication of books.

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Archaeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization

Type: Organisation
Website: www.civilization.ca/cmc/archeo/ehome.htm
Address: 100 Laurier St., PO Box 3100, Station B, Hull, Quebec J8X 4H2
Telephone: +1-819-776-8182
Fax: +1-819-7760-8300
Year of foundation: 1910 [until 1971, Archaeological Division]
Activities: Extensive programme of research in northern Canada, especially since the 1980s.
Publications: Mercury Series Paper (1972-)

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Archives of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land

Type: Library
Address: 200 Vaughan St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2C2, Canada
Year of foundation: 1875
Notes:

Materials relating to the missionary activities of the Anglican Church of Canada in the Hudson's Bay Territories (1820-70) and since in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, and Ontario.

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Arctic Alpine Seed Company

Type: Organisation
Address: 105 Granite Rd., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V8.
Telephone: +1-867-667-2756
Fax: +1-867-667-4595
Activities: Develops Licensed Northern Cultures for use as reclamation, turf, forage, and grasses for northern and alpine sites.

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Arctic Biological Consultants

Type: Organisation
Address: 95 Turnbull Dr., PO Box 68, St. Norbert Postal St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1L5.
Fax: +1-204-269-0102
Year of foundation: 1983
Activities: Carries out baseline, environmental impact and other studies for government, industry and native organizations relating primarily to northern aquatic ecosystems.

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Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://arctic.ucalgary.ca
Address: University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Telephone: +1-403-220-7515
Fax: +1-403-282-4609
Year of foundation: Founded in 1945 in Montreal. Relocated to Calgary in 1976.
Activities: Has mandate to encourage Arctic research, publish research results and collect and disseminate information. Has approximately 40 Research Associates. Runs a field station Kluane Lake (61.05'N; 138.40'W). Offers two major information services: the AINA Library, and the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS). Also maintains the POLLIB-L (Polar Libraries Colloquy) listserver. Offers scholarships and a Grant-in-Aid program.
Publications: Anthropology for the North: Translations from the Russian (1961-74); Arctic (1948-, 4pa) [continues Bulletin]; ASTIS Bibliography (1979-, annual); ASTIS Current Awareness Bulletin (1978-, 6pa); ASTIS Occasional Publications (1979-); Catalogue of the library of the Arctic Institute of North America, Montreal (1968); Information North (1968-, 4pa); Komatik monograph series (1989-); Research Papers (1959-73); Special Publications; Technical Papers (1956-85)

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Arctic Institute of North America Collection, University of Calgary Library

Type: Library
Website: http://library.ucalgary.ca
Contact name: Claudette Cloutier
Address: Room 180, Earth Sciences Building 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada
Telephone: +1-403-220-3447
Fax: 1-403-282-6024
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Yes
Year of foundation: 1945
Notes:

The collection represents the holdings of the library of the Arctic Institute of North America, a research institute of the University of Calgary. The collection reflects the mandate of the Institute, which is to sponsor research, to acquire and disseminate information, and to assist and co-operate in the orderly development of the North. The collection also reflects the broad University of Calgary community's interests in the North and in northern studies. The University Library provides reference, interlibrary loan, and technical services for the collection as an integrated part of the overall library services.

Arctic materials or materials applicable to the Arctic or polar regions, including some Antarctic materials, subarctic materials and some boreal materials; particular emphasis on northern Canada, but also materials on Alaska, Greenland, Scandinavia, Russia; geology, geography, meteorology, oceanography, glaciology, snow and ice, permafrost, zoology, botany, environmental impact studies, technology, energy resources, history of exploration, native studies and northern cultures, economic and social development, political development, northern government; particular strengths in older books (pre-1900), northern pipeline and oil and gas development, Canadian government publications; extensive polar serial collection obtained in exchange for the Institute's journal Arctic.

The Arctic Institute of North America also maintains Canada's northern database, the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS). The ASTIS database contains 70,000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada and the adjacent waters. ASTIS includes all subjects and covers the three territories, the northern parts of seven provinces and the adjacent marine areas. ASTIS records contain abstracts, detailed subject and geographic indexing terms, and links to 15,500 publications that are available online.

Additional Internet resources: Library Catalogue (Search complete University of Calgary Library) [http://library.ucalgary.ca] ASTIS Database [http://www.aina.ucalgary.ca/astis] Arctic Institute of North America Collection Website [http://library.ucalgary.ca/home/library-branches/gallagher-library-geology-geophysics/arctic-institute-north-america-collection] Arctic Institute of North America Website [http://www.arctic.ucalgary.ca]

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Arctic Research Establishment (ARE)

Type: Organisation
Address: Pond Inlet, Northwest Territories X0A 0S0
Telephone: +1-867-899-8823
Year of foundation: 1972
Activities: Provides workshops and laboratories, equipment, native technicians, storage, and carries out scientific programmes, especially in physical oceanography and environmental monitoring. Operates three field camps: Adams Island (73.44'N; 81.30'W), Borden Station (73.43'N; 81.31'W), and Nunguvik Arctic Centennial Station (72.02'N; 80.35'W).

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Arctic Sciences Ltd.

Type: Organisation
Address: 1986 Mills Rd., RR #2, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S1.
Fax: +1-604-656-216

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Arctic Society of Canada (ASC)

Type: Organisation
Address: 510-170 Laurier West, Ottawa K1P 5V5
Telephone: +1-613-238-8181
Fax: +1-613-234-1991
Year of foundation: 1983
Activities: Set up by the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada to foster understanding of the current concerns of Inuit in Canada, and to provide funding to the parent organization for Inuit identity and self-reliance.

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Arctic Working Group

Type: Organisation
Address: Environmental Study Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1
Telephone: +1-416-978-3534

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Association Inuksiutiit Katimajiit

Type: Organisation
Address: Pavillon Jean-Durand, Universite Laval, Quebec G1K 7P4
Telephone: +1-418-656-7596
Fax: +1-418-656-3023
Year of foundation: 1974
Activities: Carries out ethnographic and linguistic research in Inuit communities of the Canadian Eastern Arctic. Organizes the biennial Inuit Studies Conference (1978-).
Publications: Etudes / Inuit / Studies (1977-, 2pa); Inuit Studies Occasional Papers / Cahiers d'Etudes inuit (1986-); Inuksiutuit allasiagait (1977-); Inuktitut dialect grammars and vocabularies.

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Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cyberus.ca/~acuns
Address: 17 York St., Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: +1-613-562-0515
Fax: +1-613-562-0533
Year of foundation: 1977
Activities: ACUNS is a federally incorporated charitable organization representing 36 Canadian universities and colleges active in northern studies, research and training. The purpose of ACUNS is to advance northern scholarship through education, professional and scientific training and research. Organizes the National Student Conference on Northern Studies (1986-) and Regional Northern Studies Student Workshops. The Canadian Northern Studies Trust awards scholarships and the Polar Studies Undergraduate Medal for Canada.
Publications: newsletter Northline (1981-, 3pa); Ethical principles for the conduct of research in the North (1982); Licences and permits for scientific research in the northern regions of the Provinces (1990); Occasional Publications (1978-)

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Atmospheric Environment Service (AES)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.msc-smc.ec.gc.ca
Address: Environment Canada, 4905 Dufferin St., Downsview, Ontario M3H 5TA
Activities: Responsible for the management of a wide network of automatic and manned weather stations throughout northern Canada. The Arctic Division carries out research on all aspects of Arctic meteorology and monitors atmospheric pollution contributing to Arctic haze.

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Aurora College

Type: Organisation
Website: www.auroracollege.com
Address: Head Office, PO Box 1290, 199 McDougal Rd., Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0
Telephone: +1-867-872-4731
Fax: +1-403-867-4730
Activities: operates 3 campuses - Aurora (Inuvik), Thebacha (Fort Smith) and Yellowknife - and 22 community learning centres.

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Aurora Research Institute (ARI)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.aurresint.nt.ca
Address: 191 Mackenzie Rd., PO Box 1450, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0
Telephone: +1-867-979-3298
Fax: +1-867-979-4264
Year of foundation: [Previously Science Institute of the Northwest Territories - West]
Activities: Mandate is to improve the quality of life for NWT residents by applying scientific, technological and indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems and advance social and economic goals. In addition to providing technical and logistical support, Science Advisory Services (ARI) licenses and co-ordinates research in accordance with the NWT Scientists Act. No scientific, including anthropological, research may be carried out in the NWT without a Scientific Research Licence. ARI also maintains research centres in Inuvik and Fort Smith and a field station at Pearce Point (69.49'N; 122.41'W).
Publications: Compendium of research in the Northwest Territories (biennial); Doing research in the NWT: a guide for researchers working in Canada's Northwest Territories; A guide to developing cross-cultural science camps in the Northwest Territories; NWT survey of research activities conducted in 1993

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Auyuittuq / Ellesmere Island National Park Reserves

Type: Organisation
Website: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nu/auyuittuq/index_e.asp
Address: Parks Canada, PO Box 353, Pangnirtung, Northwest Territories X0A 0R0
Telephone: +1-867-254-8918
Fax: +1-867-254-8148
Activities: Protects and promotes the language and culture of the Nunavik Inuit. Carries out archaeological research.
Publications: Gazetteer of Inuit place names in Nunavik (Quebec, Canada); Tumivut (1990-, 2pa)

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Baffin Region Inuit Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nunanet.com/~lands
Address: PO Box 219, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories X0A 0H0
Telephone: +1-867-979-5391
Fax: +1-867-979-4325
Activities: The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is a community non-profit organization formed in 1996. Its predecessor, Baffin Region Inuit Association (BRIA), was formed in 1975 and registered as a society in 1977. BRIA now QIA was formed to promote Inuit benefits and to establish Inuit rights. A land claim for the Inuit of the Nunavut Region was signed on July 9, 1993. This year is the 25th anniversary since BRIA was formed

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Bayfield Institute

Type: Organisation
Website: www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/regions/central/pub/bayfield/index_e.htm
Address: Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 867 Lakeshore Rd., PO Box 5050, Burlington, Ontario L75 4A6
Year of foundation: 1981 [formerly Bayfield Laboratory for Marine Science and Surveys]
Activities: Develops ice radar technology and other instrumentation and techniques for conducting hydrographic surveys in ice-covered waters.

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Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.bio.gc.ca
Address: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, PO Box 1006, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4A2
Telephone: +1-902-426-4093
Fax: +1-902-426-2256
Year of foundation: 1962
Activities: Federal research institute concerned with all aspects of marine science, focusing particularly on the Canadian Atlantic and eastern Arctic.
Publications: Data Series (1968-); Report Series (1972-81); Science Review (1968-, annual)

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Bibliothèque de l'université Laval

Type: Library
Website: www.bibl.ulaval.ca
Address: Bibliothèque générale, Pavillon Jean-Charles-Bonenfant, Cité universitaire, Ste-Foy, Québec G1K 7P4, Canada
Telephone: +1-418-656-2131
Fax: +1-418-656-7793
Notes:

Special Collections: Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) microfiche collection on ethnology and anthropology. Includes sections on people of northern regions. Collection of 96 volumes on Environmental Review. Great Whale Project = Examen environmental du projet Grande-Baleine. TK 1427 Q3 G751 E96 1992. We also have this collection on microfiche. The Archives Division has two collections which might be of interest to people working on the North: 1. Fund Jacques Rousseau, 4 cubic feet 2. Fund Carl Faessler, about 2 cubic feet

The polar collection is integrated with the collection of Humanities and Social Sciences in the general library.

Languages: French, English

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Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET)

Type: Organisation
Address: Natural Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A OG1.
Fax: +1-613-995-3192
Activities: Carries out research on mining technologies, power systems, alternative energy, and construction and housing methods applicable to northern environments.
Publications: CANMET Reports (1974-)

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Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca
Address: 588 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, K1A 0Y

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Canada Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Library

Type: Library
Website: www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ai/arp/ls/
Address: Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere, 10 Wellington Street, Hull, Quebec, K1A 0H4, Canada
Telephone: +1-819-997-0811
Fax: +1-819-953-5491
Notes:

History of Polar Collection: The northern portion of the collection started early in the century as the library of the Natural Resources Intelligence Committee. It was later incorporated into the library of the Bureau of the Northwest Territories in the Department of the Interior where it remained until 1954 when it was taken over by the Northern Co-ordination and Research Centre. In 1965 it became part of the library of the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, which in 1966 became the current Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Subjects covered by the northern collection are: Arctic expeditions and explorations, aboriginal peoples, history, geography, sociology, natural history, natural resources, personal narratives, memoirs and biographies. Most of these works cover the Arctic regions with emphasis on the Canadian Arctic.

Languages: English and French, as well as some material in aboriginal languages.

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Canada Map Office

Type: Organisation
Website: www.maps.nrcan.gc.ca
Address: 130 Bentley Av., Nepean, Ontario K1A 0E9
Telephone: +1-613-952-7000
Fax: +1-613-957-8861
Activities: Distribution centre for maps published by federal agencies.

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Canadian Antarctic Research Program (CARP)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.delm.tas.gov.au/comnap/members.html#Canada/
Address: c/o Canadian Polar Commission, Suite 1710 Constitution Sq., 360 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X
Publications: newsletter CARP/PRAC (1994-)

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Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.carc.org
Address: 1 Nicholas St., Suite 1100, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7
Telephone: +1-613-241-7379
Fax: +1-613-241-2244
Year of foundation: 1971
Activities: Citizens' organization founded to bring an independent perspective to environmental, economic, constitutional and other issues in the Canadian North. CARC aims to bridge the gaps between North and South and between aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities, building a consensus around issues to facilitate change.
Publications: Members' Update (1991-, 4pa); Northern Perspectives (1973-, 4pa)
Notes:

Yellowknife office: #3-4807 49th St., Northern Frontier Visitors' Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 3T5; telephone: +1-403-873-4715; fax: +1-403-873-3654; e-mail: xcarc@ssimicro.com

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Canadian Avalanche Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.avalanche.ca
Address: Canadian Avalanche Centre, PO Box 2759, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
Telephone: +1-604-837-2435
Fax: +1-604-837-4624
Year of foundation: 1983
Activities: Non-profit society dedicated to bringing together avalanche professionals. Its goals are to develop knowledge and understanding of avalanches, to encourage communication and promote industry standards, and to improve high quality avalanche education. Parent organization of the Canadian Avalanche Centre.
Publications: Avalanche News (3pa); Public Avalanche Information Bulletin (2 issues per week, December to April).

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Canadian Avalanche Centre

Type: Organisation
Website: www.avalanche.ca
Address: PO Box 2759, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
Telephone: +1-604- 837-2435
Fax: +1-604-837-4624
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Supplies public safety avalanche bulletins (PSS), runs technical training schools for avalanche personnel (CAATS), and operates an information exchange between industry subscribers (INFOEX). See also Canadian Avalanche Association.
Publications: Avalanche News (3pa); Public Avalanche Information Bulletin (2 issues per week, December to April)

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Canadian Circumpolar Collection, University of Alberta Libraries

Type: Library
Website: http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/polar
Contact name: Angie Mandeville
Address: 1-50 Cameron Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2J8
Telephone: Circumpolar Librarian: +1 780.492.5946 / Cameron Library Reference Desk: +1 780.492.8440
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Yes / Hours: http://www.library.ualberta.ca/hours
Year of foundation: 1960
Notes:

The Canadian Circumpolar Collection is a world-class specialized and distinct reference centre for materials on Northern Canada, and an outstanding collection for circumpolar research. The boundaries of the collection are geographic with an emphasis on the North American arctic and sub-arctic regions. Information about the northern portions of the Canadian provinces and Canadian aboriginal peoples, Greenland, Scandinavia, Antarctica and cold regions in general can be accessed through this library.

It is a multidisciplinary collection of materials relating to the earth sciences, biological sciences, life sciences, applied sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to: peoples of the north, health, education, religion, government, history of northern & antarctic exploration, land claims, land use, environmental concerns, mining, and engineering.

The collection is housed on the 4th Floor of Cameron Library. You will find materials such as books, print journals, government documents, think tank and activist publications, language materials, northern newspapers, etc. It numbers over 390,000 items.

Significant parts of the collection, including journals, e-books, and grey literature, are part of the U of A Libraries online collection, and can be accessed through library databases and the library catalogue.

Northern Newspapers on microfiche are housed with the newspaper collection on the 2nd floor of Rutherford Library North.

Rare and antiquarian books and letters are included in the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library on the lower level of Rutherford Library South.


Maps & Cartographic Materials:
Adjacent to the Canadian Circumpolar Collection, on the 4th floor of Cameron Library, is the William C. Wonders Map Collection. It is one of the largest collections of cartographic materials in Canada. The collection includes maps, atlases, globes, aerial photographs and other cartographic materials. While the emphasis of the collection is North American, it contains maps for all parts of the world.


Lending:
The University of Alberta Libraries participate in interlibrary loans programs worldwide.

Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Department:
2nd Floor, Cameron Library,
University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2J8.
Information: +1 (780) 492-3795.
Email: illreq.aeu@ualberta.ca

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Canadian Coast Guard: Central and Arctic Region

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/cen-arc/index_e.htm
Address: Regional Director, Canadian Coast Guard, 201 North Front Street, Suite 703, Sarnia, ON, N7T 8B

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Canadian Coast Guard: Icebreaking Program

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/ice-gla
Address: Manager, Icebreaking Program, Canadian Coast Guard, 200 Kent St., 6th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, KIA OE
Fax: (613) 990-5541 or 1-800-920-776
Activities: Operates icebreakers and escorts other ships in ice infested waters of Arctic Canada.

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Canadian Ethnology Service

Type: Organisation
Website: www.civilization.ca/cmc/at/atetheng.html
Address: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 100 Laurier St., PO Box 3100, Station B Hull, Quebec J8X 4H2
Telephone: +1-819-776-8429
Fax: +1-819-776-8300
Year of foundation: 1955
Activities: Carries out ethnographic research in northern areas. Includes section for Contemporary Inuit Art which arranges exhibitions and publishes accompanying catalogues.
Publications: Mercury Series Paper (1972-)

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Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cgs.ca
Address: Cold Regions Division, c/o Engineering Institute of Canada, 280 Albert St., Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K1P SG
Year of foundation: 1988
Activities: Seeks to advance interest and co-ordinate activities in cold regions geotechnology among engineers, earth scientists and associated professionals in Canada. Encourages communication between those working in the fields of snow, ice, frozen ground and related disciplines by sponsoring meetings and conferences. Organizes sessions on cold regions engineering within the annual meeting of the Canadian Geotechnical Society.

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Canadian Hydraulics Centre

Type: Organisation
Website: www.chc.nrc.ca
Address: National Research Council Canada, Bldg M-32, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Canada K1A-0R6 Phone: (613) 993-2417
Fax: (613) 952-767
Activities: Cold regions hydraulics research and engineering. Facilities include environmental chamber. Library has large holdings of technical reports on the Beaufort Sea and offshore structures.

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Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.chs-shc.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Address: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, PO Box 8080, 1675 Russell Rd., Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H6
Telephone: +1-613-995-4413
Fax: +1-613-996-9053
Year of foundation: 1883
Activities: Responsible for conducting hydrographic, tidal and current surveys of Canadian waters and for producing nautical charts for Canada's 243.792 km of coastline and over 6,550,000 km of continental margin.
Publications: Canadian Tide and Current Tables (annual); Notices to Mariners (26pa); Sailing directions: Arctic Canada (1985-94); Sailing directions: Great Slave Lake and Mackenzie River (1989); Sailing directions: Labrador and Hudson Bay (1988). Maps and charts: nautical charts, Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC), Raster charts. Bathymetric maps: Natural Resource Maps (1:250,000); National Earth Science Series (1:1 m); and non-series bathymetric maps (1:2 m) including partial coverage of Canadian Arctic waters).

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Canadian Ice Service

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cis.ec.gc.ca
Address: 373 Sussex Drive, E-3, Ottawa, Ont K1A 0H3
Telephone: +1-613-996-1550. Fax +1-613-947-9160

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Canadian Museum of Civilization

Type: Museum
Website: www.civilization.ca
Address: 100 Laurier St., PO Box 3100, Station B Hull, Quebec J8X 4H2
Telephone: +1-819-776-7173
Fax: +1-819-776-8491
Year of foundation: 1910 [previously Anthropological Division of the Geological Survey of Canada (1910-27); National Museum of Canada (1927-67); then National Museum of Man (1967-86)]
Collections: The museum contains displays relating to the archaeology, ethnography, history and native peoples of Canada, including much northern material. Artefacts include material collected by numerous expeditions including those of Jenness (1913-18) and Dutilly. The Archaeological Survey of Canada and the Canadian Ethnology Service are based here. Library
Publications: Mercury Series

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Canadian Museum of Civilization Library

Type: Library
Website: www.civilization.ca/cmc/explore/library-archives
Address: 100 Laurier Street, P.O. Box 3100, Station B, Hull, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
Telephone: +1-819-776-7173
Fax: +1-819-776-8491
Notes:

The Document Collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization covers more than eighty years of Canadian anthropology. The collection provides extensive documentation of the Museum's activities since its beginnings as the Anthropological Division of the Geological Survey of Canada in 1910, then as the National Museum of Canada in 1927, next as the National Museum of Man in 1967, and finally as the Canadian Museum of Civilization in 1986. The document collections were part of the Research Divisions until February 1992 when they were all centralized into one unit under the Library. Collected by and for geologists and natural historians with the Geological Survey of Canada, beginning in 1840's. Material relating to natural history, anthropology of the north allocated to the National Museum when it separated physically from Geological Survey in 1929.

Special areas: archaeology, ethnology, material history, native peoples and their art.

Languages: English, Russian, Scandinavian, North American Indian, Inuit, French, Russian, and other European languages in the polar collection

Geographical areas: Northern Canada and circumpolar regions. Expedition reports

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Canadian Museum of Nature

Type: Museum
Website: www.nature.ca
Address: Victoria Memorial Museum Bldg., 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4
Telephone: +1-800-263-4433
Fax: +1-613-566-4763
Year of foundation: 1842
Collections: Extensive Arctic collections with excellent dioramas of Arctic and sub-Arctic species. Arctic aquarium. Arctic Odyssey - looking at the Arctic through the eyes of Aboriginal peoples and scientists. The Polar Studies Group carries out detailed, long-term studies on Arctic animals, especially on the behavioural adaptations that allow them to survive in High Arctic environments. Library.

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Canadian Museum of Nature

Type: Library
Website: http://nature.ca/nature_e.cfm
Address: Library: The Natural Heritage Building, C.P. 3443, Station "D", Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4, Canada
Telephone: +1-(613)364-4045
Fax: +1-(613) 364-4026
Notes:

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES: Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Reference, Cataloguing

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Primarily North American, European; Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-1918; Other explorations, expeditions, primarily natural history aspects

Languages: English, French, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cpaws.org
Address: Suite 380, 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
Telephone: +1-416-979-2720
Fax: +1-416-979-3155
Year of foundation: 1963
Activities: National non-profit organization devoted to protecting Canada's wilderness, endangered species and their habitats. Helps shape federal, provincial and territorial legislation on policies affecting parks' management.
Publications: Borealis (1988-94); Wilderness Activist (1995-, 4pa).

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Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (CPCGN)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.geonames.nrcan.gc.ca
Address: Natural Resources Canada, 615 Booth St., Rm. 650, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E9
Telephone: +1-613-992-3405/3892
Fax: +1-613-943- 8282
Year of foundation: 1897
Activities: Federal/provincial/territorial committee coordinating geographical naming activities within Canada. Maintains the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) with input of names decisions from provincial and territorial governments. (A version of CGNDB can be consulted on Internet as <a href="http://GeoNames.NRCan.gc.ca/geonames.html">GeoNames</a>). Represents Canada internationally in geographical names standardization.
Publications: Canoma (1975-, 2pa); Gazetteers of Canada (1952-) [Northwest Territories (1980), Yukon Territory (1988)]; Guide to the field collection of native geographical names (1992); Native Canadian geographical names: an annotated bibliography (1995); Principles and procedures for geographical naming (1990).

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Canadian Polar Commission

Type: Organisation
Website: www.polarcom.gc.ca
Address: Suite 1710, 360 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7
Telephone: +1-613-943-8605
Fax: +1-613-943-8607.
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Monitors and reports on the state of knowledge in the polar regions; promotes the development of this knowledge to help set priorities for research; encourages Canadian organizations to support the development and dissemination of knowledge of polar regions; advises the Minister on polar matters; provides information to others on polar regions research; and encourages international cooperation regarding polar knowledge. Polar International Affairs Committee (PIAC).
Publications: Meridian (1995?-)
Notes:

Yellowknife Office: #10-4807 49th St., Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 3T5; telephone: +1- 403-920-7401; fax: +1-403-873-3654. Kuujjuaq Office, PO Box 1031, Kuujjuaq, Quebec J0M 1C0; telephone: +1-819-964-6344; fax: +1-819-964-2462

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Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.mun.ca/canqua
Address: c/o Toon Pronk, SecretaryTreasurer, Geological Survey Branch, Department of Natural Resources and Energy, PO Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1
Telephone: +1-506-453-7947
Fax: +1-506-444-4176
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Promotes Quaternary research and knowledge. Holds biennial meeting and special Quaternary sessions at other venues.
Publications: Geographie Physique et Quaternaire; Newsletter (2-3pa)

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Canadian Ski Museum / Le Musée canadien du ski

Type: Museum
Website: www.skimuseum.ca
Address: Canadian Ski Hall of Fame / Le Temple de la renommée du ski canadien 1960 rue Scott St Suite 301 Ottawa, ON K1Z 8L8
Telephone: (613)722-3584
Fax: (613)722-2914
Year of foundation: 1971
Collections: Artefacts and records relating to the history of skiing in Canada.

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Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health (CSCH)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.iuch.org/members.html
Address: c/o Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, 750 Bannatyne Av., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3
Telephone: +1-204-789-3644
Fax: +1-204-772-8748
Year of foundation: 1984
Activities: Non-governmental organization established to improve and maintain the health of the circumpolar people of Canada and to promote and support the efforts of all circumpolar peoples in the attainment of better health.
Publications: newsletter

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Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca
Address: Environment Canada Prairie and Northern Resource Centre, 115 Perimeter Rd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X4
Fax: +1- 403-495-2615
Activities: Federal agency carrying out research on the management and protection of wildlife in northern Canada.

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Canadians for Responsible Northern Development (CRND)

Type: Organisation
Address: 11911 University Av., Edmonton, Alber ta T6G 1Z6.
Telephone: +1-403-436-4913
Activities: Non-profit society set up in order to influence federal, provincial territorial governments "to modify the pace of northern development in the interest of resource conservation and well-being of northern peoples".
Publications: newsletter (1973-) largely consisting of reproduced newspaper articles, official news releases and letters written by government officials in response to society members.

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Canarctic Shipping Co. Ltd.

Type: Organisation
Address: Arctic Operations, PO Box 39, 150 Metcalfe, 19th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P1
Fax: +1-613-234-9747

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Carleton University, Centre for Aboriginal, Education, Research & Culture (CAERC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.carleton.ca/equity/CAERC/caerc.html
Address: The Centre for Aboriginal Education, Research and Culture, 2207 Dunton Tower Telephone: 520-2600 ex. 4500
Fax: 520-2512
Notes:

Director: Armand Garnet Ruff

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Carleton University, Geotechnical Science Laboratories

Type: Organisation
Website: www.freezingground.org/GSLNetwork
Address: Colonel by Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Telephone: +1-613-788-2561
Fax: +1-613-788-4301
Activities: Research unit investigating properties and behaviour of the natural materials of the earth's surface which relate to human activity. Permafrost is a major focus of interest.

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Centre de Recherche du Moyen Nord (Bibliothèque Paul-Émile-Boulet)

Type: Library
Website: http://bibliotheque.uqac.ca
Address: 555, boulevard de l'Université, Chicoutimi (Québec) G7H 2B1, Canada
Telephone: (418) 545 5011 poste 5630
Fax: (418) 693 5896
Notes:

Le Service de documentation du Moyen-Nord Québecois a débuté ses activitiés en juin 1977 à l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. La collection de base était constituée des documents du "Fichier Moyen-Nord" du Conseil Regional de Développment, région Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean-Chibougamau (region 02) et regroupait environ 500 rapports divers non-publiés. Depuis 1983, ce service est integré dans la Bibliothèque Paul-Émile-Boulet de I'UQAC.

Le Service de documentation du Centre de recherche du Moyen-Nord se spécialise dans l'acquisition et l'échange d'informations relatives au Moyen-Nord québecois, que nous définissons, pour des raisons pratiques, comme le territoire compris entre les 49 et 58 parallèles.

Le Service se concentre sur le document généralement difficile d'accès tel que les rapports, enquêtes, comptes rendus de colloques, documents publics d'organes gouvernementaux et de compagnies privées, textes de conférences, thèses, etc. Ces documents ne se retrouvent qu'irregulièrement dans les bibliographies spécialisées. La collection sur le Moyen-Nord québecois est constituée de documents commerciaux (monographs, cartes..) repérables sur la banque de données Badaduq et de documents "gris", de documents difficiles d'accès ou non commercialisés, d'articles de périodiques, de cartes non autonomes repérables sur la banque locale DOMYNO.

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Centre for Frontier Engineering (C-FER)

Type: Organisation
Address: University of Alberta,C-FER Bldg., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E2.
Telephone: +1-403-432-3300
Fax: +1-403-450-3700
Year of foundation: 1983
Activities: Established to undertake research related to the safe and economical development of Canada's frontier petroleum resources on both the geographical frontiers of the Arctic and offshore and the technological frontiers of Canada's conventional, heavy oil and oil sands operations.

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Centre for Traditional Knowledge

Type: Organisation
Website: www.kivu.com
Address: KIVU Nature Inc. 47 Okanagan Dr.Nepean, Ontario, Canada

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Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.churchillmb.net/~cnsc
Address: PO Box 610, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0
Telephone: +1-204-675-2307
Fax: +1-204-675-2139
Year of foundation: 1976
Activities: Non-profit research and educational centre sited at the intersection of four biomes: boreal forest, taiga, tundra and marine ecosystems. In cooperation with universities and Arctic experts runs credit courses in ornithology, Arctic ecology, botany, geology and climatology, and non-credit courses on Arctic wildflowers, lichens, cross-cultural relations, birds of the Churchill area, ecology, winter survival, and northern astronomy. Laboratory facilities, herbarium and library. Conference centre, including the running series 'Circumpolar Ecosystems in Winter' (CEW).
Publications: Churchill Northern Studies Centre Newsletter (1987-)

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Churchill Northern Studies Centre Library

Type: Library
Website: www.churchillscience.ca/index.php?page=main_page
Contact name: Courtney, Steacy
Address: Box 610, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
Telephone: +1-204-675-2307
Fax: +1-204-675-2139
Notes:

History of Library: The library was founded in the spring of 1978, largely through the efforts of Ms. Nora Corley Murchison, the former long-time Chief Librarian of the Arctic Institute of North America. It is primarily an open-stack reference library with a vertical file specializing in research of the Churchill Region.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Languages: primarily English

Subjects: limnology, climatology, geography*, geomorphology, biology*, botany*, anthropology*, ornithology*, entomology, ecology, geology*, oceanography, surveying, pipeline technology*, (Polar Gas reports). (*Indicates more complete collections.)

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Circumpolar Liaison Directorate

Type: Organisation
Address: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere, Ottawa K1A 0H4 Mr. Harald W. Finkler. Director, Circumpolar Liaison Directorate Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Room 949, Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere, 10 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H4, Canada Tel: 819-997-8318,
Fax: 819-953-054

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Cold Regions Research Centre

Type: Organisation
Address: 75 University Av., Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5.
Fax: +1-519-886-9351

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Cold Regions' Remote Sensing

Type: Organisation
Address: 284 Liard St., Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1N6

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Council for Yukon Indians (CYI)

Type: Organisation
Address: 22 Nisutlin Dr., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3S4.
Telephone: +1-867-667-7631
Fax: +1-867-668-6577
Year of foundation: 1973
Activities: Upholds the rights and interests of Yukon Indians. Active in curriculum development, preservation and promotion of native culture and languages. Yukon Indian Resource Centre houses books and other material for public use.

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Culture and Heritage Division Library. Department of Education, Culture and Employment. Government of the Northwest Territories

Type: Library
Website: www.pwnhc.ca
Address: Culture and Heritage Division Library, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9, Canada
Telephone: +1-403-873-7177
Fax: +1-403-873-0205
Publications: The library has none, other than an informal acquisitions list distributed monthly to libraries that have expressed interest in receiving it. The Heritage Centre, however publishes a series of pamphlets entitled The Heritage of the Northwest Territories and an annual Northwest Territories Archaeology Field Work. Both titles, intended for general audiences, may be obtained upon request.
Notes:

The library was established in 1982 as part of the Northwest Territories Archives, its responsibility being the collection of published materials relevant to the history of the Northwest Territories. Because of its significant association through service to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, essentially the territorial museum, the library has come to be recognized as a divisional facility collecting equally in the various areas of cultural management and history of the NWT.

Human history of the NWT, including but not limited to: archaeology, both historic and prehistoric; ethnography of northern native cultures including linguistic studies; arctic exploration including North Polar exploration; fur trade; whaling; missions and missionaries; observations and reminiscences of persons living and/or travelling in the NWT; transportation, particularly those forms that are unique and/or exceptionally important to the north; works about art created by territorial residents, or in which aspects of the NWT are the subjects; works of fiction, poetry or drama written by the territorial residents, or in which the NWT figures. The library houses a fine collection of rare books most of which are nineteenth century works relating to northern exploration. Northern collections once belonging to Admiral Sir Leopold M'Clintock and Rear-Admiral Noel Wright are amongst these.

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Dawson City Museum and Historical Society

Type: Museum
Address: Old Territorial Administration Building, 5th Av. and Mission St., PO Box 303, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0
Telephone: +1-867-993-5291
Fax: +1-867-993-5839
Year of foundation: 1974
Collections: Local history. Many exhibits relate to the Klondike Gold Rush for which there is a large photographic archive. Good collection of Beringian fossils.

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Dene Cultural Institute

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 570, Hay River, Northwest Territories X0E 0R0
Telephone: +1-867-874-8480
Fax: +1-867-874-3867
Year of foundation: 1987
Activities: Coordinates research and educational activities which protect and promote Dene culture, languages, spirituality, heritage, traditions and customs.
Publications: Dene Cultural Institute Quarterly (1993-) (also available on the Polar Information Sources Gopher); reports.

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Dene Nation

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 2338, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P7
Telephone: +1-867-873-4081
Fax: +1-867-920-2254
Year of foundation: 1970
Activities: Upholds the rights and interests of the Dene peoples of the Northwest Territories. Seeks to retain sovereignty by strengthening Dene spiritual beliefs and cultural values in Denendeh. Library and archives.

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Department of Canadian Heritage

Type: Organisation
Address: Western Arctic District,Canadian Parks Service, PO Box 1840, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0
Telephone: +1-867-979-3248
Fax: +1-867-979-3248
Year of foundation: 1992
Activities: Responsible for federal cultural grants in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and operation of Ivvavik National Park, Aulavik National Park, Tuktut Nogait National Park, Pingos Canadian Landmark and National Historic Sites in the Western Arctic.

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Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ainc-inac.gc.ca
Address: which includes an online directory of digital, georeferences databases (+1-819-997-0849) and a bulletin board (NINBBS) (+1-819-994-2557)
Telephone: +1-819-997-0380
Fax: +1-819-953-3017
Activities: Also known as Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The primary federal agency with powers and responsibilities in northern Canada, specifically the Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut territories. Administers and coordinates the Arctic Environmental Strategy (AES) (1991-97). The Northern Affairs Program (NAP) promotes scientific research and technological development in northern Canada. Programmes and activities within NAP include: the Northern Contaminants Program which aims to reduce and, where possible, eliminate contaminants in northern traditionally harvested (country) foods while providing information to Northerners that assists informed decision-making by individuals and communities in their food use; the Northern Scientific Training Program which encourages advanced students from Canadian universities to acquire northern research experience; an Inuit Art Research and Documentation Centre with a library, photo library and artist files and a capacity to provide artist biography and bibliographic research assistance, as well as general information on Inuit art, to researchers and the general public; a library which focuses on Canada's First Peoples and the Canadian North; and the Northern Information Network (NIN)
Publications: Basic Departmental Data (annual); Biographies of Inuit artists; Ecology of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: selected references; Information Sheets; Transition (12pa); and many reports, booklets and other material.
Notes:

Nunavut Regional Office: PO Box 2200, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0; telephone: +1-867-979-1605; fax: +1-867-979-1650. NWT Regional Office: 4919 50th St., PO Box 1500, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3; telephone: +1-403-920-8283; fax: +1-403-873-5763. Yukon Regional Office: 300 Main St., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2B5; telephone: +1-867-667-3100; fax: +1-403-668-4148

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Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cccb.ca/CatholicChurch.htm?CD=83&ID=8
Address: PO Box 10, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E
Year of foundation: 1944
Activities: Catholic diocese covering northern Canada. Priests belong to the Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). Sponsors the Eskimo Museum.
Publications: Eskimo (1946-, 2pa) [continues Link (1945-46)]

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Diocese of The Arctic

Type: Organisation
Website: www.arctic.anglican.org
Address: PO Box 1454 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P1 (867)873-5432 - office (867)873-8474 - fa
Year of foundation: 1933
Activities: Administrative office of Anglican diocese with 32 churches in the NNorthwest Territories. Also operates as a communication and information centre for clergy in the Arctic Diocese.
Publications: Arctic News (1949-, 2pa) [continues Arctic History (1933-)]

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Ecole Polytechnique-Universite de Montreal

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cgm.polymtl.ca
Address: Centre d'Ingenerie Nordique, 2500 Ch. de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebe

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Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve

Type: Organisation
Website: www.parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/
Address: PO Box 353, Pangnirtung, Northwest Territories X0A 0R0 Telephone : (867) 473-882
Fax: (867) 473-861

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Environment Canada. Departmental Library

Type: Library
Website: www.ec.gc.ca/library
Address: Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H3, Canada
Telephone: +1-819-977-2485
Notes:

The Departmental Library was formally established in 1973 with the amalgamation of the Water Management, Canadian Forestry Service and Canadian Wildlife Service collections.

Northern materials are scattered in the general collection.

Languages: English and French

Geographic area: Arctic and cold regions, the Canadian North.

Subject specialization: Arctic research, northern development, social and economic impacts, environmental impact analysis, ecology, environmental management, forestry, land use and management, pollution, water resources, wildlife research and management.

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Eskimo Museum

Type: Museum
Address: PO Box 10, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0
Telephone: +1-204-675-2030
Fax: +1-204-675-2140
Year of foundation: 1944
Collections: Sponsored by the Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay and containing many artefacts obtained by members of the Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). Excellent holdings of Inuit art and material culture for the pre-Dorset, Thule and Inuit cultures, also wildlife specimens
Publications: Carved from the land: the Eskimo museum collection (Brandson, 1994)

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First Air

Type: Organisation
Website: www.firstair.ca
Address: 3257 Carp Rd., Carp Airport, Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0
Telephone: +1-613-839-3340
Fax: +1-613-839-5690
Year of foundation: 1952
Activities: Airline company operating scheduled flight network between Canadian Arctic communities.
Publications: Above & Beyond (1988-, 4pa)

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Freshwater Institute

Type: Organisation
Website: www.freshwaterinstitute.org
Address: Central and Arctic Division, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6
Fax: +1-204-984-2404
Activities: Federal agency operating Arctic and sub-Arctic research stations at Resolute (74.42'N; 94.50'W), Saqvaqjuac (63.39'N; 90.39'W), and Tuktoyuktuk (69.27'N; 133.02'W). Carries out research into both freshwater and marine fisheries. Library.

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Freshwater Institute Library. Regional Library, Central & Arctic Region, Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Type: Library
Website: www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/regions/central/science/library-bibliotheque/index-eng.htm
Address: 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6, Canada
Telephone: +1-(204) 983-5170
Fax: +1-(204) 984-4668
Notes:

History of Library: In 1966, the Fisheries Research Board of Canada founded the Freshwater Institute (FWI) in Winnipeg. The Institute is located adjacent to the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba. The FWI library has evolved to become the regional library for the Central and Arctic Region of Fisheries & Oceans Canada. This region encompasses the central part of Canada's geographic area (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta) and Canada's northern territories (Northwest Territories and Nunavut). Primary users of the library's collection and services are the departmental science researchers and aquatic habitat management biologists of the region, as well as the University of Manitoba community, other government departments and consulting companies. The collection covers most aspects of freshwater ecology and a wide range of Arctic marine topics, including marine mammals. The library's inventory is included in the WAVES database, a cooperative catalogue of the departmental libraries in Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The Central & Arctic Regional Library has developed one of the best working collections of material in its subject area in North America, and carries a large number of unique reports especially as they relate to the aquatic ecosystems of the region's geographic responsibilities.

Languages: Most monographs and serials held are in English. Other languages - French, German, Russian, Japanese, etc.

Size of Polar Collection: Books: 25,000; Periodical titles: 200; Pamphlets and Reprints: ; Microfiche:5000

Additional Internet resources: The WAVES catalogue is available at: http://inter01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/waves2/index2.html?__SID=1727876c4756be3007ff2169ce21657f&__LANG=en. Most post-1998 published departmental reports are full-text accessible from a link in their WAVES catalogue record.

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Frost Centre Committee on Northern and Polar Studies

Type: Organisation
Website: www.trentu.ca
Address: Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8
Telephone: +1-705-748-1440
Activities: Oversees all polar activities at Trent. These include the appointment of an annual Northern Chair, running the undergraduate Emphasis in Northern and Polar Studies, and sponsoring the annual Trent Student Colloquia on Northern and Polar Studies.
Publications: Trent Polar Paper

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Glenbow Museum

Type: Library
Website: www.glenbow.org
Address: 130-9th Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
Telephone: +1-403-268-4197
Fax: +1-403-265-9769
Notes:

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Geographic Area: Western Arctic (from Hudson Bay West)

Special Strengths: Historical literature and fiction

Languages: primarily English

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Glenbow-Alberta Institute

Type: Museum
Website: www.glenbow.org
Address: 130-9th Av. S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3
Telephone: +1-403-268-4100
Fax: +1-403-265-9769
Year of foundation: Established in 1955 as the Glenbow Foundation, adopting present title in 1966
Collections: Extensive ethnology collections (ca. 1500 artefacts) of Canadian Inuit groups, Alaska Aleut and Eskimo, Greenlandic and Saami peoples. About 170 artefacts are on display in the Inuit Gallery. The art collection includes prints and soapstone sculptures, primarily from the late 1950s to early 1960s. The Library contains a sizeable Arctic collection including historic works, of which about 2000 formerly belonged to Vilhjalmur Stefansson. The Archives has an extensive photographic collection including the Lomen Collection (3,000 items) and Revillon Freres (200 items), as well as several small collections dealing with mounted police, missionaries, medical personnel, and oilmen in the North. For catalogue of holdings, see www.glenbow.org/lasearch/basic.htm
Publications: Archives Series; Catalogue of the Glenbow Historical Library (1973); Glenbow (1980-, 4pa); Lomen Brothers' photographic collection: Nome, Alaska, 1900-1935 (1968); Occasional Papers (1966-); exhibition catalogues.

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GSC Calgary

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca/gsc/calgary/
Address: Natural Resources Canada, 601 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E8
Telephone: +1-403-292-7030
Fax: +1- 403-299-3542
Year of foundation: 1842 [GSC Calgary founded in 1967 as the Institute of Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology]
Activities: Federal agency responsible for geoscientific information and research. GSC Calgary has prime responsibility for northern Canada though the Terrain Sciences Division (Ottawa) is currently also particular active in the Arctic. The Canadian Geoscience Information Centre (CGIC) contains the largest collection of books, serials and maps relating to the geology of Canada as a whole. Services available include quick reference and technical enquiries information services, the GEOSCAN bibliographic database, and CanSDI (selective dissemination of information).
Publications: Bulletin (1945-); Current Research (1964-, annual); Economic Geology Report (1963-) [continues Economic Geology Series (1926-60); Memoir (1910-); Miscellaneous Report (1960-); Information Circular (12pa); Paper (1935-); Publications (1917-, annual). GSC Catalogue 1988-1994
Notes:

GSC Bookstore: 601 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E8; telephone: +1-613-995-4342; fax: +1-613-943-0646; e-mail: gsc_bookstore@gsc.nrcan.gc.ca

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Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute

Type: Organisation
Website: www.gwichin.nt.ca
Address: Head Office: PO Box 46, Tsligehtchic, NT X0E 0B0
Telephone: +1-867-953-3613
Fax: +1-867-953-382
Year of foundation: 1992
Activities: Founded by the Gwich'in of Canada's Northwest Territories in response to concerns about the erosion of Gwich'in culture and language. The Institute has a mandate to document, preserve and promote the practice of Gwich'in culture, language, traditional knowledge and values. The research programme revolves around the study of place-names and traditional land-use, ethno-botany, ethno-archaeology, genealogy, language and the replication of traditional material culture (e.g. caribou skin clothing from the late 19th C.). The education programme includes an annual Gwich'in Science Camp, a 10-day on-the-land traditional knowledge and western science camp for senior high-school students. Over the years, the Institute has also become increasingly responsible for carrying out many of the heritage responsibilities that flow out of the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement signed in 1992 with the Government of Canada. GSCI works with the four communities of Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Inuvik, and Tsligehtchic which fall within the Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA), established by the land claim agreement.
Notes:

Research Office: 50 Rycon Drive, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2V6; telephone: +1-867-669-9743; fax: +1-867-669-773

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Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site

Type: Museum
Website: www.parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/nl/hawthorne/index_e.asp
Address: Brigus, Newfoundland
Collections: Home of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett (1875-1946).

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Hudson's Bay Company Archives. Provincial Archives of Manitoba

Type: Library
Website: www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/
Address: 200 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 1T5, Canada
Telephone: +1-204-945-4949
Fax: +1-204-948-2008
Notes:

History of Library: The library was established in London in the 1920s to support the work of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives Department. The library was transferred to Canada with the archives in 1974. The library also includes what survives of the libraries maintained for the use of the directors and staff in London and Canada, the most important of which are the 'Fur Trade Libraries'. It is from these constituent libraries that the library's 18th and 19th-century holdings largely come.

Particular strengths of the library are the history of the Hudson's Bay Company and the fur trade, native peoples and the exploration of the Arctic and Western North America. There is no separate polar collection. Remarks under following headings deal with the library as a whole.

Languages: English; holdings in other languages not significant

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Ice Product Development Centre

Type: Organisation
Address: Environment Canada, 365 Laurier Av. W., 3rd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3.
Telephone: +1-613-996-0001

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Ice Service

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cis.ec.gc.ca
Address: Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada, 373 Sussex Drive Block E, Third Floor, Ottawa,Ontario, K1A 0H3 Phone (613) 996-1550 or toll-free 1-800-767-288
Fax: (613) 947-916
Year of foundation: 1959 [formerly Ice Centre]
Activities: Monitors ice conditions in Canadian waters. Issues regular products describing ice conditions to support navigation and other offshore activities in ice. Maintains national archive of sea ice and iceberg information.
Publications: MANICE: manual of standard procedures for observing and reporting ice conditions; MANIS: manual of ice services

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Iceberg Research Inc.

Type: Organisation
Address: 1115-1117 Franklin St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1J8

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Icefield Instruments Inc.

Type: Organisation
Website: www.icefield.yk.ca
Address: PO Box 5567, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5H4
Telephone: +1-867-633-4264
Fax: +1-867-633-4217

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Igloolik Research Centre

Type: Organisation
Website: http://pooka.nunanet.com/~research/igloolik.htm
Address: Nunavut Research Institute, PO Box 210, Igloolik, Northwest Territories X0A 0L0
Telephone: +1-867-934-8836
Fax: +1-867-934-8792
Year of foundation: 1975
Activities: Facilities available to researchers include a reference library, laboratories, storage space, a workshop,and limited field equipment. Able to accommodate up to 22 people in summer and 10 in winter.

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Institute for Marine Dynamics (IMD)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.iot-ito.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Address: National Research Council Canada, PO Box 12093, Station A, St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3T5
Telephone: +1-709-772-6001
Fax: +1-709-772-2462
Year of foundation: 1985
Activities: Federal research institute carrying out research on sea ice in northern waters, particularly on the interactions between floating ice and ships and structures. Carries out computational studies, field trials and scale-model testing. Supported by the world's longest refrigerated towing tank, with 90 metre useable ice sheet.
Publications: Reports (1985-)

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Institute of Arctic Ecophysiology

Type: Organisation
Address: University of Manitoba, PO Box 1028, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0
Telephone: +1-204-675-2131
Activities: Research centre carrying out long term ecological studies on Arctic wildlife.

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Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Type: Organisation
Website: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sci/Pages/ios.htm
Address: 9860 West Saanich Rd., PO Box 6000, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4B2
Fax: +1-604-363-6746
Activities: Carries out hydrographic surveys in the Canadian Western Arctic. The Arctic Data Cataloguing and Appraisal Progam (1979-) aims to locate and describe all oceanographic data collected in the Canadian Arctic during the past 100 years and to assess its reliability.

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Institute of Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology Library. Geological Survey of Canada (Calgary) Library

Type: Library
Website: http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/org/calgary/pub/library_e.php
Address: 3303 - 33rd Street NW / 3303 - 33e rue Nord-Ouest, Calgary, Alberta T2L 2A7 / Calgary (Alberta) T2L 2A7, Canada
Telephone: (403) 292-7165
Fax: (403) 292-5377
Year of foundation: 1967
Notes:

The library holds a special collection known as the "Polunin Collection" which deals with the arctic.

Languages: English, French and Russian

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Inuit Art Foundation (IAF)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.inuitart.org
Address: 2081 Merivale Rd., Nepean, Ontario K2G 1G9
Telephone: +1-613-224-8189
Year of foundation: 1985
Activities: Promotes quality in Inuit fine art and seeks to enhance its image and visibility in Canada and abroad. Supports measures enriching the environment in which Inuit artists create.
Publications: Adventures of Sanannguaqatiit (1992-, 2-3pa); Inuit Art Quarterly (1986-)

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Inuit Broadcasting Corporation

Type: Organisation
Address: 251 Laurier Av., No. 504, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G8.
Telephone: +1-613-563-2642
Fax: +1-613-565-3089

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Inuit Cultural Institute

Type: Organisation
Address: Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories X0C 0G0
Telephone: +1-867-645-3010
Fax: +1-867-645-3020
Year of foundation: 1974
Activities: Established for the preservation and furtherance of Inuit culture.

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Inuit Development Corporation

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nunatsiavut.com/lidc.html
Address: 280 Albert St., Suite 902, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G8
Telephone: +1-613-238-4981

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Inuit Heritage Trust Incorporated

Type: Organisation
Website: www.tunngavik.com
Address: PO Box 2080, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H

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Inuit Tapiriiksat Kanatami [Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (ITC)]

Type: Organisation
[Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (ITC)]
Website: www.tapirisat.ca
Address: 170 Laurier Av. West, Suite 510, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V5
Telephone: +1-613-238-8181
Fax: +1-613-234-1991
Year of foundation: 1971
Activities: The national organization for Canadian Inuit, concerned with the preservation of Inuit culture and language, and with their representation in all matters affecting Inuit interests. The Inuit Youth Council is also located here. See also Arctic Society of Canada
Publications: Inuktitut (1959-, 4pa); Uqausiksat (1994-, 6pa) [continues Inuit Uplumi (1983-93) and Inuit Today (1975-82)]

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Inuit Tapirisat of Canada Library

Type: Library
Website: www.itk.ca
Address: 170 Laurier Ave., Suite 510 West, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V5, Canada
Telephone: +1-613- 238-8181
Fax: +1-613-234-1991
Notes:

The library is located in Inuit Tapirisat of Canada's head office in Ottawa. It is a small library which is only staffed when requested. The library is not formally organized, not due to lack of interest, but due to lack of sufficient funding. It is hoped that one day the many valuable materials in the library will be properly organized in order to extend best possible usage.

The I.T.C. library is devoted mostly to the areas of: Northwest Territories, Northern Quebec, and Labrador. Most of the material is directly concerned with native affairs.

Languages: English, a few in French and some in Inuktitut.

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Inuvialuit Corporate Group

Type: Organisation
Website: www.inuvialuit.com
Address: PO Box 2120, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0
Telephone: +1-867-979-2737
Fax: +1-867-979-2135
Year of foundation: 1984
Activities: Established under the Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Settlement Act (1984) to represent the beneficiaries of the Final Agreement living in the communities of Aklavik, Holman, Inuvik, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour and Tuktoyaktuk. Exercises overall responsibility for managing the affairs of the Settlement with a mandate "to receive the Inuvialuit lands and financial compensation" for transfer to the various corporate entities. Supervises, manages and administers Inuvialuit lands.
Publications: Inuvialuit (1994-, 4pa)

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Inuvik Research Centre

Type: Organisation
Website: www.aurresint.nt.ca/serve.htm#inuvik
Address: Aurora Research Institute, PO Box 1430, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0
Telephone: +1-867-979-3838
Fax: +1-867-979-3570
Year of foundation: 1964
Activities: Logistic support facilities available to researchers including offices, a scientific library, chemical/biological laboratories, computers, storage and freezer space, and equipment for loan including snowmobiles, toboggans, boats, tents, radios, sleeping bags, firearms and camping equipment. Able to accommodate up to 24 people. Carries out consultations concerning land claim settlements in Canadian Western Arctic and assists in the development of community-initiated research projects.
Publications: Bibliography of research publications, 1964-91

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Iqaluit Research Centre

Type: Organisation
Website: http://pooka.nunanet.com/~research/iqaluit.htm
Address: Nunavut Research Institute, PO Box 1198, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories X0A 0H0
Telephone: +1-867-979-6734
Fax: +1-867-979-4681
Activities: Facilities available to researchers include four laboratories, computer and reading rooms, cold-storage warehouse, field equipment, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, field radio support, and assistance with community contacts. Able to accommodate up to 20 people in the summer and 10 in the winter.

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Itsarniiakarvik [Inuit Heritage Centre]

Type: Museum
[Inuit Heritage Centre]
Address: c/o Baker Lake Hamlet Office, PO Box 149, Baker Lake, NU X0A 0A0
Telephone: +1-867-793-2598
Fax: +1-867-793-2509
Year of foundation: 1998

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KIAC School of Visual Arts Library

Type: Library
Website: www.kiacsova.ca/library.php
Contact name: Jen Laliberte
Address: 994 3rd Avenue Box 569 Dawson City, Yukon Canada Y0B 1G0
Telephone: +1-867-993-6390
Fax: +1-867-993-6392
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Yes/ Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4pm-7pm; Tuesday 5:30pm-8:30pm; Saturday 12pm-4pm
Year of foundation: 2007
Activities: Reference library with an emphasis on visual arts and a special focus on Northern/Arctic themes, aesthetics, research, and content. Library also houses a wide selection of periodicals, audio visual materials, and an image database.
Publications: Art, architecture, textiles, First Nations studies, design, political studies, theory, literature, sound, media art, performance, oral history, sculpture, printmaking, geography, mapping, photography, etc.
Notes:

Languages: Primarily English.

Some texts in French and a small number of holdings in the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in (Dawson/Moosehide)dialect of the Hän language and other Yukon/Alaska/Northwest Territories First Nations languages.

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Kitikmeot Inuit Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.polarnet.ca/polarnet/kia.htm
Address: PO Box 18, Cambridge Bay, Northwest Territories X0E 0C0
Telephone: +1-867-983-2458
Fax: +1-867-983-2701
Year of foundation: 1975
Activities: Cultural and political organization founded to preserve Inuit culture and to represent the interests of the communities of Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Coppermine, Gjoa Harbour, Holman Island, Pelly Bay and Spence Bay.

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Kivalliq (Keewatin) Inuit Association

Type: Organisation
Website: www.tunngavik.com/site-eng/annual97/kival/
Address: Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories X0C 0G0
Telephone: +1-867-645-2800
Fax: +1-867-645-2297
Activities: Cultural and political organization founded to preserve and promote Inuit culture and to represent the interests of the Keewatin Inuit.

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Labrador Inuit Association (LIA)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nunatsiavut.com
Address: PO Box 70, Nain, Labrador-Newfoundland A0P 1LO
Telephone: +1-709-922-2941
Fax: +1-709-922-2931
Year of foundation: 1974
Activities: Cultural and political organization founded to preserve and promote Inuit culture and to represent the interests of the Labrador Inuit.

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Lakehead University, Aboriginal Programs and Services

Type: Organisation
Website: www.lakeheadu.ca/~firstnation
Address: Nova Lawson, Coordinator. Aboriginal Initiatives, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1 Tel: 1-807-343-859
Fax: (807) 346-775

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Lakehead University, Lakehead Center for Northern Studies

Type: Organisation
Website: www.lakeheadu.ca/~northern
Address: 955 Oliver Rd., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1. Telephone 1 (807) 343-845
Fax: 1 (807) 346-777
Year of foundation: 1989
Activities: Established to promote research, publish, organize conferences and workshops, and provide an information centre for the study of northwestern Ontario and of other regions in the boreal zone of the Canadian provinces. The university offers an Interdisciplinary Minor in Northern Studies.
Publications: Northern and Regional Studies Series (1990-); Occasional Paper series (1989-); Research Report series (1989-)

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Lakehead University, Northern Health Human Resources Research Unit (NHHRRU)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cranhr.laurentian.ca
Address: 955 Oliver Rd., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
Telephone: +1-807-343-2135
Fax: +1-807-343-2104
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Conjoint research centre based at Lakehead University and at Laurentian University, Sudbury. Carries out research on human health resource issues from an interdisciplinary perspective with a view to improving health care and access to health service in northern and rural areas, and enhancing understanding of the health care system.
Publications: NHHRRU Published Reprints (1992-); NHHRRU Research Bulletin; NHHRRU Working Paper Release (1994-)

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Land Resources and Data Systems Branch, Lands Directorate, Environment Canada

Type: Organisation
Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E7
Activities: Currently compiling Northern Land Use Information Series (NLUIS) (1:250 000 land use maps covering the Yukon and Northwest Territories)

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Language Bureau, Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9
Telephone: +1-867-920-6353
Fax: +1-867-873-0185
Publications: Dene Yati (1985-)

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Laurentian University

Type: Organisation
Website: www.laurentian.ca
Address: Gardner Northern Research Centre, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Telephone: +1-705- 675-1151
Activities: The Gardner Northern Collection of the Laurentian University Library consists of material donated by Gerard Gardner in 1980, or subsequently acquired, and is particularly strong in the biological sciences for Arctic and sub-Arctic eastern Canada. There is also a unique collection of 80,000 press clippings (1930-) for which various catalogues have been published. The Department of Biology has operated the Eskimo Point Arctic Research Centre since 1987.

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MacBride Museum

Type: Museum
Address: 1st Av. and Wood St., PO Box 4037, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3S9
Telephone: +1-867-667-2709
Fax: +1-867-633-6607
Year of foundation: 1951
Collections: Natural and cultural history of Yukon, including exhibits relating to the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board

Type: Organisation
Website: www.mveirb.nt.ca
Address: PO Box 938, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7
Telephone: +1-867-920-9636
Fax: +1-867-920-4761
Activities: The body responsible for carrying out environmental assessments in the Mackenzie Valley of Canada's Northwest Territories. Website includes a variety of information about developments undergoing environmental assessment. It also posts reports where these are available from the developer of governmental departments in electronic format.

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Makivik Corporation

Type: Organisation
Website: www.makivik.org
Address: PO Box 179, Kuujjuaq, Quebec J0M 1C0
Telephone: +1-514-634-8091
Fax: +1-514-634-381
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Set up in succession to the Northern Quebec Inuit Association in order to receive, administer and invest compensation money provided by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, 1975. Carries out research into wildlife management issues of concern to the Northern Quebec Inuit.
Publications: Makivik News

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Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature

Type: Museum
Website: www.manitobamuseum.mb.ca
Address: Centennial Centre, 555 Main St., 190 Rupert Av., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2
Telephone: +1-204-956-2830
Fax: +1-204-942-3679
Year of foundation: 1970
Collections: The entire Hudson's Bay Company collection of over 6,000 artefacts, collected over 324 years, most relating to aboriginal cultures and the fur trade, and many of northern interest, was presented to this museum in 1994.

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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Type: Museum
Website: www.museum.gov.ns.ca/mma
Address: 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1SJ
Telephone: +1-902-429-8210
Fax: +1-902-424-0612
Year of foundation: 1982
Collections: Includes material relating to the history of exploration, sealing and whaling in the Canadian eastern Arctic.

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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Library

Type: Library
Website: http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mma
Address: 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Telephone: +1-902-424-7890
Fax: +1-902-424-0612
Notes:

A marine history reference collection of books and periodicals, the subject specialty being ships and shipping, including some naval. The area covered concentrates on the Atlantic coast and eastern Arctic areas of Canada.

Our polar books are historical accounts chiefly about searching for the Northwest Passage.

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McGill University, Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://genera.cine.mcgill.ca
Address: Macdonald Campus, 21 111 Lakeshore, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9
Telephone: +1-514-398-7544
Fax: +1-514-398-1020
Year of foundation: 1992
Activities: Independent research and education resource for community-based studies relating to traditional food systems.
Publications: CINE's Newsletter (1994-)

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McGill University, Centre for Northern Studies and Research

Type: Organisation
Address: Burnside Hall, Suite 270, 805 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6
Telephone: +1-514-398-6052
Fax: +1-514-398-8364
Year of foundation: 1973
Activities: Research and teaching centre for the study of northern Canada and the Arctic in general. Administers fellowships and grants to undergraduate and graduate students. Sponsors public lectures, a film series, and seminars and conferences on northern topics. Since 1983, the previously separate library has been housed in the Macdonald Stewart Library for Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Publications: newsletter (4pa)

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McGill University, Geography Department

Type: Organisation
Website: www.geog.mcgill.ca
Address: 805 Sherbrook St., West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6
Telephone: +1-514-398-4960
Fax: +1-514-398-7437
Activities: Has operated a high Arctic field station on Axel Heiberg Island Station (79 degs 26'N); 90 degs 46'W) since 1959, and a sub-Arctic field station at Schefferville (54 degs 48'N; 66 degs 49'W) since 1965. Multi-disciplinary studies are carried out at Axel Heiberg with an emphasis on glaciology. At Schefferville, studies are process-oriented focusing on climatology, hydrology, permafrost, ecology, limnology, snow and ice.
Publications: Arctic Meteorology Research Group Scientific Reports (1961-); McGill Subarctic Research Papers (1956-)

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Memorial University of Newfoundland, Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering (C-CORE)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.c-core.ca
Address: St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X5
Telephone: +1-709-737-8354
Fax: +1-709-737-4706
Year of foundation: 1975
Activities: Undertakes scientific and engineering research contributing to the safe and economical development of Canada's ocean resources. See also Ocean Engineering Information Centre.
Publications: C-Core News (1976-, 3pa); C-Core Publications (1977-); bibliographic database C-CORE.

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Memorial University of Newfoundland, Labrador Institute of Northern Studies (LINS)

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 490, Station B, Happy Valley, Labrador-Newfoundland A0P 1E0
Telephone: +1-709-896 2978
Fax: +1-709-896-2970
Year of foundation: 1979
Activities: Research and teaching centre. Facilities include workshops, a conference room, and an Information Centre focusing on current research conducted in Labrador and other northern territories.

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Memorial University of Newfoundland, Queen Elizabeth Ii Library

Type: Library
Website: www.library.mun.ca/qeii/index.php
Address: PO Box 4200, St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3Y1, Canada
Telephone: +1-709-737-7428
Fax: +1-737-2153
Notes:

COLLECTIONS: Extensive holdings for Labrador, Newfoundland and the Canadian Eastern Arctic, much housed in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.

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Metis Nation

Type: Organisation
Website: www.metisnation.org
Address: PO Box 1375, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P1
Telephone: +1-867-873-3505
Fax: +1-867-873-3395

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Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library Special Collections

Type: Library
Website: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/trl30
Address: Baldwin Room, 789 Yonge St., Toronto M4W 2G8, Canada
Telephone: +1-416-393-7154
Fax: +1-416-393-7229
Year of foundation: 1883
Notes:

Bibliography of Canadiana (1934-); The Northwest Passage 1534-1859: a catalogue of an exhibition of books and manuscripts in the Toronto Public Library (1963)

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Montreal Antarctic Society (Societe Antarctique de Montreal)

Type: Organisation
Address: 4633 Harvard Ave., Montreal, Quebec H4A 2X3

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Museum of Anthropology

Type: Museum
Website: www.ubc.ca
Address: University of British Columbia, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2
Telephone: +1-604-822-5087
Fax: +1-604-822-2974
Collections: Good holdings for the Inuit and northern Athapaskans. Excellent collections and displays for Haida and other Northwest Coast peoples.

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National Archives of Canada

Type: Library
Website: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
Address: 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N3, Canada
Telephone: +1-613-995-5138
Fax: +1-613-995-6274
Year of foundation: 1872
Notes:

Official repository for federal government agencies. Important collections include Northern Affairs Program (1890-1977), Department of the Interior (1821-1961), Surveys and Mapping Branch (1857-1971), Indian Affairs (1677-1978), Indian Affairs and Northern Development (1867-1976), and RCMP (1868-1976). MG 29 and MG 30 contain 19th and 20th century polar records. Also holds microfilm copies of most textual records up to 1904 in the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.

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National Hydrology Research Institute (NHRI)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nwri.ca
Address: Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 3H5
Telephone: +1-306-975-5718
Fax: +1-306-975-5143
Year of foundation: 1986
Activities: Carries out many research projects of northern interest including studies of cold regions hydrology and ecology, and climate and glaciers. Glacier Information Centre maintains database of relevant publications.
Publications: NHRC Notes (2pa); NHRI Monographs; NHRI Science Reports (1990-); NHRI Symposia (1988-); Northern hydrology: Canadian perspectives

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National Library of Canada

Type: Library
Website: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
Address: 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N4, Canada
Year of foundation: 1950
Publications: Canadiana (1953-, 12pa); Canadian machine-readable databases: a directory and guide (1987); Canadian Theses.
Notes:

Originally the Canadian Bibliographic Centre, charged with responsibilities for compiling the national bibliography, Canadiana, and developing a Canadian Union Catalogue. Extensive, theoretically comprehensive, holdings of documents relating to northern Canada published since the enactment of legal deposit under the 1953 National Library Act.

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National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1A OR6
Telephone: +1-613-993-9101
Fax: +1-613-957-2711
Year of foundation: 1916
Activities: The main R&D organization of the Canadian federal government. Northern research is carried out by several NRC institutes, including the Canadian Hydraulics Centre, Centre for Surface Transportation Technology, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Institute for Aerospace Research, Institute for Marine Dynamics, and Institute for Research in Construction.
Publications: Canadian Geotechnical Journal (1963-, 6pa); Canadian Journal of Botany (1929-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (1974-, 6pa); Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (1964-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (1901-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Forest Research (1971-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Microbiology (1954-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Zoology (1929-, 12pa); Environmental Reviews (1993-, 3pa). These and other journals continue Canadian Journal of Research (1929-50).

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National Research Council of Canada. Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI)

Type: Library
Website: http://cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/cisti.html
Contact name: Montgomery, Margot J.
Address: CISTI, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S2, Canada
Telephone: +1-613-993-1600
Fax: +1-613-952-9112
Notes:

Scientific and technical information services. History of Library: CISTI was formerly the National Science Library of Canada. Name changed in 1974 to reflect breadth of activity.

Integrated with the general collection of international science and technical information Languages: all

Size of Polar Collection: Unable to specify

Periodical titles: 22,300 for whole collection, incl. polar

Printed Brochure Available: Yes

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Native Women's Association of the NWT

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 2321, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P7
Telephone: +1-867-873-5509
Fax: +1-867-873-3152

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Newfoundland Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.nfmuseum.com
Address: 287 Duckworth St. and Beck's Cove, St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 1G9
Telephone: +1-709-576-2460
Fax: +1-709-576-2179
Year of foundation: 1849
Collections: Natural and cultural history of Newfoundland, including the history of early settlement, navigation, whaling, cod and seal fishing. Some Inuit artefacts. Exhibit relating to V. Campbell, Second-in-Command and leader of Northern Party on last expedition of Robert Falcon Scott
Publications: Archaeology in Newfoundland & Labrador (1980-, annual)

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Northern Contaminants Program (NCP)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ncp
Address: Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere, 10 Wellington St., 6th Floor, Hull, Quebec K1A 0H4
Telephone: +1-819-953-8109
Fax: ncp@inac.gc.ca
Activities: The NCP was established in 1991 in response to studies which showed the presence of contaminants in the Arctic ecosystem. Many of these contaminants had no sources in the Arctic. The NCP coordinates four federal departments (Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Health, Environment, and Fisheries and Oceans), the three territorial governments (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut), northern aboriginal organizations (Council of Yukon First Nations, Dene Nation, Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, Inuit Circumpolar Conference, and Metis Nation-NWT) and university researchers to work towards reducing and where possible, eliminating contaminants in traditionally harvested (country) foods while providing information that assists Northerners and northern communities in making informed decisions about their food use.
Publications: Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report (1997); Synopsis of research conducted under the Northern Contaminants Program (1992-, annual); other publications available from NCP website

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Northern Engineering Centre

Type: Organisation
Address: Universite de Montreal, PO Box 6079, Succursdale A, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A7
Telephone: +1-514-340-4804

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Northern Forestry Centre

Type: Organisation
Address: Natural Resources Canada, 5320 122nd St., Edmonton, Alberta T6H 3S5.
Telephone: +1-403-435-7210
Fax: +1-403-435-7359
Year of foundation: 1948 [originally in Calgary, moved to Edmonton in 1970]
Activities: Carries out research in the areas of fire, climatic change, socio-economics of wildlife, forest insects and diseases, forest soils, and ecology.
Publications: Forest Management Note (1980-, ca. 7pa); Information Report (NOR-X-) (1971-, ca.12pa); Timberlines (1984-); Special Reports (1992-)

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Northern Information Network (NIN)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.inac.gc.ca/nin
Address: NINMAN, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottaw
Activities: The Northern Information Network encourages information sharing about the Yukon, Northern and Nunavut Territories for more effective decision making in areas such as resource management and economic development. NIN supports a variety of research initiatives in and about the Canadian North, including project impact assessments, land-use planning, and emergency preparedness.

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Northern Life Museum

Type: Museum
Address: PO Box 371, 110 King St., Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0
Year of foundation: 1974
Collections: Natural and cultural history. Substantial ethnographic collections include many artefacts gathered by the Oblate Brothers and Priests. Non-native northern culture is also well-represented.

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Northern Medical Services

Type: Organisation
Address: University of Saskatchewan, 202 308 4th Av. North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 2l7.
Telephone: +1-306-966-8565
Fax: +1-306-665-6077

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Northern Native Broadcasting of Yukon (NNBY)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nnby.net
Address: 4228A 4th Av., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1K1
Telephone: +1-867-688-6629

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Northern Studies Committee

Type: Organisation
Address: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Activities: Coordinates northern studies in the University, one project of which is to complete and publish Andrew Taylor's work in indexing the Arctic Blue Books, an invaluable source on the British naval expeditions searching for Sir John Franklin.

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Northwest Territories Archives

Type: Library
Website: www.pwnhc.ca/programs/archive.htm
Address: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9, Canada
Telephone: +1-(403)873-7698
Fax: +1-(403) 873-0205
Notes:

Description of holdings: Records related to the human history of the Northwest Territories including government records (federal, territorial and municipal), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, private individuals, businesses, native organizations, religious institutions, non-profit associations, sport organizations, and heritage associations. These records can be found in numerous formats including textual material, photographs, sound recordings, newspapers, films, videos and maps.

Significant Collections: Government Federal government records from 1920 to 1967 NWT Council records from 1921 Government of the NWT Records from 1967 Records of the City of Yellowknife Other Newspapers from 1938 Richard Finnie films and photographs Doug Wilkinson films and photographs CBC radio and TV programmes Records related to the constitutional development of the NWT Henry Busse photographs Robert Porritt papers and photographs Oral history recordings including the Oblate collection Collections from native photographers including Stephen Angulalik, James Jerome, and Joseph Idlout

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Northwest Territories Court Library. Northwest Territories Department of Justice

Type: Library
Website: www.justice.gov.nt.ca/CourtLibrary/library.shtml
Address: Court House, 1st Flr., 4903-49th St., Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
Telephone: +1-403-873-7618 or 920-8626
Notes:

History: The development of the court library is closely linked to the development of the courts in the NWT. The Library was established in 1955 by the Honourable Mr. Justice J.H. Sissons. From 1955-1978, the court library was situated on the premises occupied by the Supreme Court but there was no library staff. With the construction of the new court house in 1978, the library facilities and services were enlarged. A separate room was set aside, and a librarian was hired as a consultant to set up and update the collection. The position was made permanent with the year, a technician was hired, and the collection was expanded. The library now occupies half of the first floor in the Courthouse.

The collection is a standard law library, containing primary and secondary Canadian legal materials. Due to our geographic location, efforts are made to collect materials on northern/native legal issues. This part of the collection is relatively small but the records have extended indexing for better retrieval.

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Northwest Territories Legislative Library

Type: Library
Website: www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages/wpPages/Library.aspx
Address: Legislative Assembly Building, P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2L9, Canada
Telephone: +1-867-669-2203
Fax: +1-867-873-0207
Notes:

The Government Library was established in 1973 to serve as a central library for the Government of the Northwest Territories. In September 1993, the Government Library became the Legislative Library of the Northwest Territories and was moved into the new Legislative Assembly building with a branch library remaining in its previous location to continue to serve government employees. The Legislative Library serves Members of the Legislative Assembly and their staff and employees of the Territorial government as its primary clientele. Researchers, consultants, the media and the general public are all welcome to use the library. The Legislative Library has depository status for N.W.T. government documents.

Geographic Area: primarily Northwest Territories

Languages: English with some publications, mostly government documents, in Inuktitut, Dogrib, North Slavey, South Slavey, Gwich'in and Chipewyan.

Library Catalogue: Unicorn

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Northwest Territories Renewable Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development (RWED) Library

Type: Library
Website: www.gov.nt.ca
Address: 600, 5102 50th Ave., Yellowknife, NWT X1A 3S8, Canada
Telephone: +1-867-920-8606
Fax: +1-867-873-0293
Notes:

The library was established in 1980. It is part of the NWT Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development.

The library primarily contains material related to northern natural resources. The main geographic focus is the Northwest Territories with some material from Nunavut, Yukon, Greenland, Alaska and Russia.

Additional Internet resources: http://webopac.rwed.gov.nt.ca/webopac/cgi/swebmnu.exe?index=title:false&ini=splusweb&lang=&uid=public&idck=&eid=&tid=7448029411-0e

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Nunatta Sunagutangit Museum

Type: Museum
Address: PO Box 605, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories S0A 0H0
Year of foundation: 1969 [formerly Frobisher Bay Museum]
Collections: Major collection for Baffin Region. Aims to maintain and preserve northern artefacts within the culture to which they relate.

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Nunavut Arctic College

Type: Organisation
Address: Head Office, Aeroplex Bldg., Iqaluit, Northwest Territories X0A 0H0
Year of foundation: Formerly Arctic College East
Activities: Post-secondary education. Campuses at Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet.

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Nunavut Public Library Services

Type: Library
Website: www.publiclibraries.nu.ca
Contact name: Ron Knowling
Address: P.O. Box - 270 Baker Lake Nuanvut, X0C 0A0
Telephone: 867-793-3353
Fax: 867-793-3360
Activities: NPLS Headquarters and Distribution Centre Headquarters provides policy guidance as well as financial, technical, and operational support to public libraries in Nunavut. Services available to Nunavummiut all across the territory, which include the borrower by mail program, intended primarily for those living in communities without a public library, inter-library loan services, and the web catalogue of library holdings (Nunavut Libraries Online - www.nunavutlibcat.nu.ca), are coordinated centrally by HQ. NPLS Headquarters is located in the Kivalliq region community of Baker Lake (Qamani'tuaq).
Notes:

Public Libraries in Nunavut are administered at the community level through contribution agreements with Nunavut Public Library Services (NPLS), a responsibility of the Government of Nunavut's Department of Culture, Language, Elders & Youth. Operating at arm's length from government, Nunavut public libraries vary program and resource offerings from one community to the next, depending on needs and aspirations articulated by the local community.

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Nunavut Research Institute (NRI)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nunanet.com/~research
Address: PO Box 1720, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories X0A 0H0
Telephone: +1-867-979-6734
Fax: +1-867-979-4681
Year of foundation: 1996 [previously Science Institute of the Northwest Territories - East]
Activities: Mandate is to improve the quality of life for Nunavut residents by applying scientific, technological and indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems and advance social and economic goals. In addition to providing technical and logistical support, Science Advisory Services (NRI) licenses and co-ordinates research in accordance with the NWT Scientists Act. No scientific, including anthropological, research may be carried out in the NWT without a Scientific Research Licence. NRI also maintains research centres at Iqaluit and Igloolik and a field station at Sarcpa Lake (68.32'N; 83.20'W).
Publications: Compendium of research in the Northwest Territories (biennial); Doing research in the NWT: a guide for researchers working in Canada's Northwest Territories; A guide to developing cross-cultural science camps in the Northwest Territories; NWT survey of research activities conducted in 1993

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Nunavut Tourism

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nunavuttourism.com
Address: #1450 - Building 157 Nipisa, Iqaluit, Nunavut, X0A 0H0, Canada
Telephone: +1-867-979-6551
Fax: +1-867-979-1261
Activities: Nunavut Tourism is a not-for-profit membership association which encourages tourism development by providing specialized knowledge and expertise in five key areas: marketing, research, product development, training, and visitor services. We work in partnership with governments, Inuit associations, communities, and tourism operators in order to take advantage of those tourism opportunities which offer a means of sustainable economic growth, cultural preservation, and social benefits for the people of Nunavut. The long term goal is to facilitate the development an environmentally responsible and economically viable tourism industry in Nunavut that is characterized by professionalism and operates in harmony with Inuit culture and tradition.

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Nunavut Tungavik Incorporated (NTI)

Type: Organisation
Address: Department of Land Management, Suite 1510, 130 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4.
Telephone: +1-613-238-1096
Fax: +1-613-238-4131
Year of foundation: 1993
Activities: Inuit organization set up in succession to the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut (TFN) to take charge of implementing the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement.
Publications: Nipisi (Your Voice)

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Nunavut Wildlife Management Board

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 1379, Iqaluit, NT X0A 0H0
Telephone: +1-867-979-6962
Fax: +1-867-979-7785

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NWT Bureau of Statistics, Government of Northwest Territories

Type: Organisation
Website: www.stats.gov.nt.ca
Address: Yellowknife X1A 2L9
Telephone: +1-867-873-7147
Fax: +1-867-873-0110
Publications: Northwest Territories ... by the number (annual); Statistics Quarterly (1979-); and other statistical series and reports.

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NWT Department of Renewable Resources

Type: Organisation
Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9
Telephone: +1-867-873-7411
Fax: +1-867-873-0293
Year of foundation: 1979
Activities: Has mandate to manage, regulate and encourage the sustainable development of wildlife, forest resources and fish in support of the renewable resource economy; to provide environmental management, assessment, and protection measures; and to plan for land and water use. The Director of the Wildlife Management Division is the licensing authority granting Wildlife Research Permits. No wildlife research may be carried out in the NWT without a permit.
Publications: File Reports (1979-); Summary of hunting regulations; monographs

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NWT Geographical Names Programme

Type: Organisation
Website: http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/english/schoolnet/freeman.html
Address: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9
Telephone: +1-867-920-8854

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Ocean Engineering Information Center (OEIC). Memorial University of Newfoundland

Type: Library
Website: www.library.mun.ca
Address: C-CORE, OEIC, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St.John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X5, Canada
Telephone: +1-709-737-8377/78
Fax: +1-709-737-4706
Notes:

An information centre to provide information search services to members of the sponsoring groups. The Centre has a technical report collection (29,500 titles) and has been in operation since 1976. Sponsoring Groups are C-CORE (Centre for Cold Oceans Resources Engineering) and Ocean Engineering Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Cold ocean engineering in Canadian waters, with specific emphasis on sea ice and icebergs, and offshore hydrocarbon development, remote sensing, centrifuge and experimental modelling,space systems and the application of space technologies to harsh environments, intelligent systems, marine robotics and subsea sensing, geophysics, geomechanics and the environment. Current collection only. Documents (some) are weeded out after five years. Concentrated on acquiring the "grey" or "fugitive" literature (i.e. documents not readily accessible as yet through the commercial databases).

In-house Databases: access to OEIC documents is provided through a SPIRES retrieval system, which is available online at the Centre. The OEIC database, along with several other databases is also accessible on the "Arctic and Antarctic Regions CD-ROM".

Additional Internet resources: C-CORE search: http://info.library.mun.ca/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?user_id=REMOTEWEB&searchdata1=c-core

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Okalakatiget Society

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 160, Nain, Labrador-Newfoundland A0P 1L0
Telephone: +1-709-922-2955
Fax: +1-709-922-2293
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Provides radio, television and print communications services for the Inuit and Kablunaangajuit of northern Labrador.

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Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

Type: Organisation
Website: www.mndm.gov.on.ca
Address: 159 Cedar St., Sudbury, Ontario P3E 6A5
Fax: +1-705-670-7130

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Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Library

Type: Library
Website: www.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndm/mines/ims/library/default_e.asp
Address: 6th Floor, 159 Cedar Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 6A5, Canada
Telephone: +1-705-670-7130
Notes:

History of Library: Founded in 1978 and reorganized in 1982. Relocated to Sudbury, Ontario in 1991.

Description of Polar Collection: Northern Ontario material only.

Languages: English and French.

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Parks Canada

Type: Organisation
Website: http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/np/np_e.htm
Address: Parks Canada Agency, 25 Eddy St., Hull, Quebec K1A 0M5
Telephone: +1-204-983-3874
Fax: +1-819-994-5140
Publications: Researchers' guide

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association

Type: Organisation
Address: 200 Elgin St., Suite 804, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L5.
Telephone: +1-613-238-3977
Fax: +1-613-238-1787
Activities: Non-profit organization representing all Canadian Inuit women.
Publications: Suvaguuq (1986-, 4pa); reports and handbooks.

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PFL Offshore and Arctic Technology Inc.

Type: Organisation
Address: 120 Hawkdale Close N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3G 3A6.
Fax: +1-403-265-3213

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Polar Continental Shelf Project (PCSP)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://polar.nrcan.gc.ca
Address: Natural Resources Canada, 344 Wellington St., 6th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E4
Telephone: +1-613-990-6990
Fax: +1-613-990-1508. Also has offices (open March to September) at Resolute Bay, NT X0A 0V0 and Tuktoyaktuk, NT X0E 1C0
Year of foundation: 1958
Activities: Provides logistics support to scientific research activities in Arctic Canada. PCSP's area of operation includes northern Yukon, the Northwest Territories north of the tree line, and adjacent waters.
Publications: Licences and permits for scientific research in the Canadian Arctic (1990); Newsletter (1991-, annual); Operations manual (1994)

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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Type: Museum
Website: http://museum.learnnet.nt.ca
Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9
Telephone: +1-867-873-7551
Fax: +1-867-873-0205
Year of foundation: 1979
Collections: Houses extensive collections and displays relating to the natural history, native peoples and history of the Northwest Territories, the latter including many artefacts from the British Northwest Passage expeditions, particularly from John Franklin's last expedition (1845-48). Licensing authority for NWT archaeological research. No archaeological research may be carried out in the NWT without an Archaeologist's Permit. Also houses the Northwest Territories Archives and the NWT Geographical Names Programme
Publications: Archaeology Reports (1985-, annual)

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Provincial Archives of Alberta

Type: Library
Website: http://culture.alberta.ca/archives
Address: 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 5W1
Telephone: +1 (780) 427-1750
Fax: +1 (780) 427-4646
Year of foundation: 1963
Notes:

Materials of northern interest include: Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of Mackenzie River - Records of missions, bishops and administration, 1859- 1942; Lassifer Kuma Oils Ltd. - Records of oil companies involved in Arctic exploration, 1952-1972; and C. Klengenberg - Photographic album of residence at Rymer Point, Victoria Island, NWT, ca. 1924.

Holdings Total Volume: 19,000 linear metres of government records; 2,900 linear metres of private papers; 44,846 maps; 22,000 architectural drawings; 75 paintings/drawings; audio/visual working collections - accessible to the public; 400,000 historic photographs; 6,000 hours of sound holdings; 9,500 hours of archival video and film holdings

Inclusive Dates: 1795 - current

Predominant Dates: 1841 - current

Guides to Holdings/Inventories: Sources for Women's History at the Provincial Archives of Alberta; A Guide to the Archives of the United Church of Canada; A Guide to the Archives of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate: Province of Alberta -Saskatchewan; Alberta: Index to Registrations of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1897 - 1905. Vol. 1; Alberta's Local Histories in the Historical Resources Divisional Library; The Letters of Lovisa McDougall, 1878 - 1887; Voices of Alberta: A Survey of Oral History Completed in Alberta to 1980; Voix Albertaines (supplement to Voice of Alberta); Government Records Collections held in the Provincial Archives of Alberta

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Provincial Archives of British Columbia

Type: Library
Website: www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/index.htm
Address: Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4, Canada
Telephone: +1-604-387-5885
Notes:

Description of Archive or Manuscript Collection: Manuscripts, government records, books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, photographs and oral history tapes relating to the history of British Columbia and the northwest coast, and, to a lesser extent, Alaska, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

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Provincial Archives of British Columbia. Northwest Collection

Type: Library
Website: www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/index.htm
Address: 655 Belleville, Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4, Canada
Telephone: +1-604-387-5885
Notes:

History of Library: The Provincial Archives of British Columbia dates from the reorganization in 1893 of the Legislative Library, which had existed in colonial times. The Northwest Collection of printed material is a major part of the Archives.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Emphasis on Arctic exploration in the 19th century -- the search for Franklin; Alaska, the Yukon, Eskimos. Printed Brochure Available: Yes. Size of Polar Collection: (These figures are approximations.) Books: Approximately 900 titles and 1100 volumes; Periodical Titles: 10; Pamphlets and Reprints: 325 pamphlets. Reprints included in the figures for books

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Quebec Ministere des Affaires culturelles Direction du Nord-du-Quebec

Type: Organisation
Address: 225 Grand Allee Est, Bloc B - 2e Etage, Quebec G1R 5G5
Telephone: +1-418-643-7658
Fax: +1-418-528-0874
Activities: Promotes active involvement by indigenous peoples in all aspects of their cultural life.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Type: Organisation
Address: Headquarters, 1200 Vanier Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R2
Telephone: +1-613-998-6317
Fax: +1-613-993-5894
Publications: RCMP Quarterly (1933-)

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Royal Ontario Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.rom.on.ca
Address: 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6
Collections: Extensive ethnographic collections for Inuit and northern Athapaskans
Publications: Life Scences Contributions

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Rupert's Land Research Centre

Type: Organisation
Address: Department of History, University of Winnipeg, 15 Portage Av., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9.
Telephone: +1-204-786-9253
Fax: +1-204-786-1824
Year of foundation: 1982 [formerly known as the Hudson's Bay Company Archives Research Centre]
Activities: Encourages interdisciplinary research making use of materials in the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. Holds an annual colloquium.
Publications: Newsletter (1985-); Rupert's Land Record Series

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Simon Fraser University

Type: Organisation
Website: www.sfu.ca
Address: Department of Biological Studies, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Fax: +1-604-291-4581
Activities: Has run the Tundra Biological Station (58.75'N; 93.40'W), 50 km east of Churchill in the Hudson Bay lowland, since 1973. Multidisciplinary research is carried out focusing particularly on long term interactions between fauna and flora in an area of minimal human disturbance.

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South Slave Research Centre

Type: Organisation
Website: www.aurresint.nt.ca/serve.htm
Address: PO Box 45, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0
Telephone: +1-403-872-8909
Fax: +1-403-872-4922

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Statistics Canada

Type: Organisation
Website: www.statcan.ca
Address: Communications Division, R.H. Coats Bldg., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6
Telephone: +1-613-951-8219
Fax: +1-613-951-0581
Year of foundation: 1918
Activities: Pacific Region serves Yukon Territory, Prairie Region serves Northwest Territories.
Publications: Canada Year Book (1905-, biennial); Canadian Statistical Review (1926-, 12pa); Historical catalogue of Statistics Canada publications 1918-1980 (1982); Historical statistics of Canada (Leacy, 1983); and other statistical series and reports.
Notes:

Pacific Region: Sinclair Centre, Suite 300, 757 West Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3C9; telephone: +1-604-666-3691; fax: +1-604-666-4863. Prairie Region: MacDonald Bldg., Suite 300, 344 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3L9; telephone: +1-204-983-4020; fax: +1-204-983-7543

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The Inuvik Centennial Library

Type: Library
Website: http://library.usask.ca/native/directory/english/inuvikcentennial.html
Address: Box 1640, 100 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0, Canada
Telephone: +1-867-777-2749
Fax: +1-867-777-3221
Notes:

The Inuvik Centennial Library, located 200 miles above the Arctic Circle, was built as a Canadian Centennial project in 1967. In 1996 the initial library was closed down, and the move was made into a larger 7,500 sq. ft. facility adjacent to the original one. The library has currently more than 30,000 items which include books, audio cassettes, videos, and magazines.

We house the Dick Hill Northern Collection, an extensive compilation of materials pertaining to the Arctic with a focus on the Canadian Western Arctic.

Additional web address: http://library.usask.ca/native/directory/french/inuvikcentennial_f.html

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The North West Company

Type: Organisation
Address: 77 Main St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2R1.
Telephone: +1-204-943-0881
Fax: +1-204-934-1455
Year of foundation: 1987 [previously Hudson's Bay, Northern Stores Division]
Activities: Northern America's leading retailer of food, clothing and general merchandise in small northern communities with over 180 outlets throughout Canada and Alaska. Also the world's larggest distributor of Inuit art..
Publications: Moccasin Telegraph (1941-90); NSI News (1989-90); Nor'Wester (1990-)

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Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon

Type: Organisation
Website: www.yfnta.org
Address: 1109 1st Av., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5G4
Telephone: +1-867-668-3331
Fax: +1-867-667-7379

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Universite de Montreal

Type: Organisation
Website: www.fas.umontreal.ca
Address: Department of Anthropology, Arctic Studies Group, PO Box 6128, Succursale 'A', Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
Activities: Members carry out research in social anthropology and archaeology, translate Arctic literature, and train students in Arctic research.

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Universite Laval, Centre d'Etudes nordiques (CEN)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.gel.ulaval.ca
Address: Pavillon Jean-Charles Bonenfant, Sainte Foy, Quebec G1K 7P4
Telephone: +1-418-656-3340
Fax: +1-418-656-2978
Year of foundation: 1961
Activities: Multidisciplinary research and teaching centre focusing on northern Quebec specifically, and northern Canada and the Arctic in general. Operates Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik Research Station (52.20'N; 77.44'W). Holds annual Arctic Workshop (1995 - 25th). Research areas studied include: northern regions ecosystems, Quaternary geology, periglacial geomorphology, permafrost, forest and tundra ecology, snow ecology, wildlife habitats, lake ecology and palaeoecology, dynamics of coasts affected by frost and sea-ice, and climatic monitoring of controlling factors of processes and ecosystems.
Publications: Collection Nordicana (1970-) [continues Travaux Divers (1964-70)]

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Universite Laval, Groupe d'Etudes Inuit et Circumpolaires (GETIC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.fss.ulaval.ca/etudes-inuit-studies
Address: Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, Quebec G1K 7P
Year of foundation: 1987
Activities: Carries out research on northern indigenous peoples, with a special focus on modernization.
Publications: Etudes / Inuit / Studies (1977-, 2pa); Nord-Laval en Sciences Humaines; Travaux de Recherche

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Universite Laval, Laboratoire de mecanique de glace

Type: Organisation
Address: Sainte Foy, Quebec G1K 7P4

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University of Alberta, Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ualberta.ca/~ccinst/polar.html
Address: Old St. Stephen's College, 8820-112 St., Edmonton
Telephone: +1-403-492-4512/4999
Fax: +1-403-492-1153
Year of foundation: 1990
Activities: Successor to the Boreal Institute for Northern Studies (1960-90), the CCI is an Interdisciplinary Research Unit of the Vice-President (Research) serving as the University's centre for research and the dissemination of research on the Canadian North and the Arctic in general.
Publications: Circumpolar Research Series (1988-); Northern Reference Series (1992-); Occasional Publications (1964-); Polar Access (1991-, 12pa); Solstice (2pa)

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University of British Columbia Library

Type: Library
Website: www.library.ubc.ca
Address: 1956 Main Hall, Vancouver B.C. V6T 1Z1, Canada
Telephone: +1-604-822-2298
Fax: +1-604-822-3893
Notes:

In the Special Collections and University Archives is housed the A.J.T. Taylor collection which was donated to the University in 1946. The collection consists of voyages, travels, explorations, etc. relating to the Arctic. Many of the books were chosen for the donor by Dr. Stefansson, a personal friend. See entry for University of British Columbia, Special Collections and University Archives.

The Canadiana collections are strong in pre-Confederation history, Arctic exploration including the search for Franklin and Polar expeditions, Pacific Northwest history with emphasis on British Columbia, the fur trade, ethnology, and literature. The ethnology is primarily British Columbia Indians, but there is some coverage of other Indians and Eskimos.

Additional Comments: This description does not take into consideration materials scattered throughout the general library in various interdisciplinary studies, nor materials in microform.

Associated Archive or Manuscript Collections. Archive Name: Manuscripts, Special Collections Division, University of British Columbia. In Charge: George Brandak, Manuscripts Curator, Special Collections Division

Size of Polar Collection: Books: 700 - 800; Periodical Titles: approximately 6; Pamphlets and Reprints: approximately 200; Photographs: approximately 100. Printed Brochure Available: General leaflet for Special Collections Division is available

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University of British Columbia, Glaciology Group

Type: Organisation
Address: Department of Geophysics & Astronomy, 129- 2219 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4
Telephone: +1-604-822-2267
Fax: +1-604-822-6047
Activities: Research on glacier physics emphasizing field, laboratory, theoretical and computational studies.

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University of British Columbia. Special Collections and University Archives

Type: Library
Website: www.library.ubc.ca/spcoll
Address: 1956 Main Mall, Vancouver B.C. V6T 1Z1, Canada
Telephone: +1-604-822-4879
Fax: +1-604-822-9587
Notes:

Description of Archive or Manuscript Collection: Regional manuscript collection with emphasis on B.C. industry (lumber, fishing, mining), labour history, literary figures, etc. about 4,000 linear feet. The book collection includes the A.J.T. Taylor collection which was donated to the University in 1946. The collection consists of voyages, travels, explorations, etc. relating to the Arctic. Many of the books were chosen for the donor by Dr. Stefansson, a personal friend.

Manuscripts of northern interest include: Sir Edward Belcher, 18 feet, correspondence, documents, diary, etc. 1736-1874; Sir John Franklin, 1p., letter to Dr. Bedford 11 July 1840; Julius von Osterr Payer, 3p., notes written on board Tegetthoff 1874; David Alexander Stewart, 17p., essay on Sir John Richardson presented to Osler Society, Winnipeg, 1929. Records of the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers, Yellowknife Local 802, 1944-1967. Original manuscript of an unfinished play "The North West Passage, Or Voyage Finished", written and performed on board HMS Hecla in Winter Harbour, December 1819, 38p.

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University of Manitoba

Type: Organisation
Address: Hildes Northern Medical Unit, 5100 - 750 Ballatyne Av., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3.
Telephone: +1-204-788-6711
Fax: +1-204-774-8919
Publications: Northern Health Research Bulletin (1989-, 4pa)

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University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.unbc.ca
Address: 333 University Road, Prince George, British Columbia V2L 4Z
Year of foundation: 1994
Activities: Has adopted Northern Studies as one of its five interdisciplinary themes. The others are First Nations Studies, Women's Studies, Environmental Studies, and International Studies. Offers both majors and minors in Northern Studies at the undergraduate level, together with several graduate programs encouraging a focus on Northern issues.

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Vancouver Maritime Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com
Address: 1905 Ogden Av., Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1A3
Telephone: +1-604-737-2211
Fax: +1-604-737-2621
Year of foundation: 1958
Collections: The major exhibit is RCMP St Roch, the Arctic patrol vessel, the first vessel to circumnavigate the North American continent, the second to transit the Northwest Passage and the first to make this transit twice. In addition to the St. Roch, the Museum also holds the Inuit collections of Henry Larsen, captain of St. Roch, as well as the Inuit collection of the late Senator Arthur Laing, Minister of Northern Affairs. The W.B. and M.H. Chung Library holds more than 2,000 Arctic images taken by the crew of RCMP St. Roch between 1928-48, as well as the substantial Arctic library of Henry Larsen. The Library catalogue is available on-line through the web. The Museum's collections also contain material from the British exploration of the Arctic and collected by the crew of St. Roch
Publications: Signals (1992-, 4pa)

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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (WMCR)

Type: Museum
Website: www.whyte.org
Address: 111 Bear St., PO Box 160, Banff, Alberta T0L 0C0
Telephone: +1-403-762-2291
Fax: +1-403-762-8919
Year of foundation: 1958
Collections: Includes a substantial art gallery, heritage collection and archives in addition to maintaining the library of the Alpine Club of Canada
Publications: Cairn; Guide to manuscripts: the fonds and collections of the Archives (1989); Guide to photographs: the fonds and collections of the Archives (Hadley, 1990); Inventory of the Alpine Club of Canada Collection (1986)

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Winnipeg Art Gallery

Type: Museum
Website: www.wag.mb.ca
Address: 300 Memorial Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
Telephone: +1-204-786-6641
Fax: +1-204-788-4998
Year of foundation: 1912
Collections: 10,000 Inuit artworks - sculpture, drawings, prints and textiles - collected since 1949, including the collection of Hudson's Bay Company. Holds frequent catalogued exhibitions organized by the Curator of Inuit Art
Publications: Tableau (6pa); exhibition catalogues

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WWF Canada

Type: Organisation
Website: www.wwf.ca
Address: 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 410, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 3J
Telephone: +1-416-489-4567 ext. 286
Fax: +1-416-489-361
Activities: Has operated environmental programmes in the Arctic for 25 years, and currently operates offices in both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, as well as helping fund CPAWS protected areas work in the Yukon.

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Yukon Archives

Type: Library
Website: www.tc.gov.yk.ca/75.html
Contact name: Ian Burnett, Territorial Archivist
Address: Yukon Archives, P.O. Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6, Canada
Telephone: +1-403-667-5321
Fax: +1-403-393-6253
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Tuesday & Wed., 9:00-5:00pm; Thursday: 1:00-5:00pm; Friday: 1:00-9:00pm;Saturday: 10:00-1:00pm, 2:00-6:00pm; Closed on Monday & Sunday
Year of foundation: 1972
Publications: Please see the finding aid section of the website for titles (http://www.tc.gov.yk.ca/105.html)
Notes:

History: 1971: Passage of the Archives ordinance established the Yukon Archives. 1972: First Territorial Archivist was appointed and the Archives facility was opened officially. Initially part of the Library Services Branch, Department of Tourism, Conservation and Information. 1977: The Library Services Branch was reorganized into the Department of Library and Information Resources. 1981: The Department became part of the newly formed Dept. of Heritage and Cultural Resources. 1982: This new Department was expanded to include Tourism and became known as Tourism, Heritage and Cultural Resources. 1983: The Archives assumed responsibility for the Access to Information Act. 1984: Libraries and Archives were combined into one Branch; the Branch was assigned to the Department of Education. 1990: In October 1990, the Archives moved to its new facility at Yukon Place, Whitehorse; 2003- transferred to the newly formed Dept. of Tourism and Culture, Cultural Services Branch.

Yukon related material and arctic/circumpolar material in all media--library, government records, manuscripts, corporate records, photographs, films, sound recordings, maps, plans, etc.

Acquisitions Policy: Yukon: Comprehensive : current and retrospective titles in all subject areas. Neighboring jurisdictions (western Northwest Territories, northern British Columbia, eastern Alaska): representative: significant current and retrospective titles on topics of lasting relevance to Yukon. Polar, cold regions: selective: significant current titles on topics of special relevance to Yukon (e.g. northern resources management, cold weather engineering)

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Yukon College

Type: Organisation
Website: http://yukoncollege.yk.ca
Address: PO Box 2799, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4
Telephone: +1-867-668-8800
Fax: +1-867-668-8808
Activities: Post-secondary education.
Publications: Northern Review (1988-, 2pa)

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Yukon College, Northern Research Institute (NRI)

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 2799, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4
Telephone: +1-867-668-8735
Fax: +1-867-668-8734
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Conducts archaeological, anthropologogical, historical, geological and geographical research. Also provides research grants, research associates, contract and grant administration services.
Publications: Northern Research and Education; Occasional Paper Series .

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Yukon Conservation Society

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 4163, 302 Hawkins St., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3T3.
Telephone: +1-867-668-5678
Fax: +1-867-668-6637
Year of foundation: 1968
Activities: Environmental education, advocacy, research, public consultation and participation activities focusing on issues of concern to those who care about the Yukon's environment.
Publications: Walk Softly (1995-) [continues YCS Quarterly (1968-94)]

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Yukon Geographical Names Programme

Type: Organisation
Address: Heritage Branch, Department of Tourism, Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: +1-867-667-3099
Fax: +1-867-667-3546

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Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA)

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 4357, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3T5
Telephone: +1-867-667-4704
Fax: +1-867-668-7574

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Yukon Native Language Centre (YNLC)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://library.usask.ca/native/directory/english/yukonnative.html
Address: Yukon College, PO Box 2799, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4
Telephone: +1-867-668-8820
Fax: +1-867-668-8825
Activities: Active in the teaching, documenting and promotion of languages of Yukon's native peoples.

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Yukon Science Institute

Type: Organisation
Address: c/o Yukon College, PO Box 2799, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4
Telephone: +1-867-667-2979
Fax: +1-867-668-8890

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Yukon. Bureau of Statistics

Type: Organisation
Website: www.gov.yk.ca/depts/eco/stats/
Address: 2089 Second Av., PO Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: +1-867-667-5640
Fax: +1-867-668-7887
Publications: Information Sheet: Statistics (1987-); Yukon census profiles, Yukon Monthly Statistical Review (1985-, 4pa); Yukon Statistical Profile (1986-); and other statistical series and reports.

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Yukon. Department of Tourism

Type: Organisation
Address: Heritage Branch, PO Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: +1-867-667-5386
Fax: +1-867-667-3546
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Responsible for resource management and programme delivery in the following areas: archaeology, palaeontology, historic sites, museums, geographical place names, oral history, and scientific research licensing. Maintains the Yukon Historic Sites Inventory. Those wishing to carry out research in the Yukon must have either an Archaeological and Palaeontological Research Permit or a Scientists and Explorers Licence.
Publications: Beringia Research Notes (1995-); Guidebook on scientific research in the Yukon (1993); Occasional Papers in Archaeology (1990-); Occasional Papers in Yukon History (1994-); Yukon heritage sourcebook & service list (1994)

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