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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Jenn Thornhill Verma

Jenn Thornhill Verma is a journalist covering fisheries, oceans, and climate change.

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Jenn Thornhill Verma

Their Beautiful Land

An Inuit history of northern Labrador May 2024
A confidential report that helped to settle past political and legal disputes over Inuit title and use of land has a new life, nearly thirty years after it was commissioned in 1996. Avanimiut: A History of Inuit Independence in Northern Labrador is a revised version of that document and the rare comprehensive account of Inuit on the far northern coast of Newfoundland and…

Finding Amelia

The old man and the fish December 2023
An unexpected call from an American marine biologist gave the Canadian journalist Karen Pinchin the lead of a lifetime. It was a Sunday afternoon in 2018 when Molly Lutcavage phoned Pinchin to share some astonishing news of a large fish and a yellow identity marker known as a spaghetti tag: the same bluefin tuna that Lutcavage had caught and released more than a decade earlier off of Cape…

Boiling Point

Of treaty rights and fisheries November 2023
Stolen gear, severed traplines, blocked boats, and a ransacked lobster plant set ablaze. It all unfolded on the shores of St. Marys Bay, in southwestern Nova Scotia, in the fall of 2020. The conflict boiled over when the local Mi’kmaw community, Sipekne’katik First Nation, angered a throng of non-Indigenous fishers by implementing its treaty right to operate a lobster fishery outside of the federally regulated…