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 Hans Island: Resources
This is Hans Island, two square kilometers of rock situated at 80° 49' N and 66° 26' W, smack-dab in the middle of Kennedy Channel, mid-way between Ellesmere Island and Greenland.
Embroidered in bold letters on his knitted Inuit-style hat was the name HANS ISLAND, N.W.T. I asked him about his sartorial claim to an island that I regarded as part of Greenland and was surprised to learn that he had just spent the summer on the island doing ice research.
Hans Island was a surrogate for an artificial island.
www.canadiangeographic.ca /hansIsland/background.asp   (1127 words)

 Nunatsiaq News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I was just as surprised at what he had to tell, for his interest in Hans Island resulted from the fact that he was a scientist with Dome Petroleum and had just spent the summer on the island doing ice research for the oil company.
With its steep sides, it is similar in shape to an artificial island and is in a location where it is exposed to tremendous pressures of moving ice in the summer.
When Ittukusuk and Asiajuk, Greenlanders, climbed to the top of Hans Island in June of 1915, they were using the island for what it historically had been to the Polar Inuit of the Thule District of Greenland - a landmark, a beacon, a hill to climb to survey ice conditions ahead.
www.nunatsiaq.com /archives/40521/opinionEditorial/opinions.html   (2739 words)

 Hans Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The island is claimed by both Canada and Denmark.
A Canadian university student, Cavan van Ulft, claiming to have visited Hans Island on August 13, 2006, claimed the island as an independent nation, the Principality of Tartupaluk.
Hans Island: A border dispute between Denmark and Canada - Background, maps, timeline about the Hans Island dispute.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hans_Island   (3437 words)

 Nunatsiaq News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The rocky, wind-swept Hans Island is an interesting place for geologists, but you wouldn't want to spend much time on it.
The island has been in the news recently, with Canada and Denmark each defending territorial claims to Hans Island, located in the Nares Strait, between northern Ellesmere Island and Greenland.
Hans Island is interesting to geologists because it's part of a mountain chain that starts in the Svalbard Islands off Norway, runs through Greenland, and pokes out again in Ellesmere Island.
www.nunatsiaq.com /archives/40409/news/nunavut/40409_08.html   (519 words)

 Hans Island: Time
Hall names the island “Hans Island” after his guide, and this name appears on a map published in 1874.
The status of Hans Island is not addressed in the ruling.
Denmark also argues that Hans Island is closer to Greeland than it is to Ellesmere Island, Canadian soil.
www.cangeo.ca /hansIsland/time.asp   (623 words)

 Hands off Hans Island
The island itself is located in an area, the Nares Strait, that is recognized as under Canadian sovereignty.
The battle over Hans Island therefore becomes a tangible legal precedent as well as a symbolic battle for Canada’s claim to its northern lands.
If the Danish claim Hans Island, they would not only have the right to use the Canadian straits as they pleased, but also, it would encourage other nations to use the Northwest Passage, firmly in Canadian territory, as international waters.
www.canadafreepress.com /2005/rubin072705.htm   (944 words)

 Sympatico / MSN : News : CTV.ca: Canada, Denmark agree to Hans Island process
The island, which sits uninhabited between Canada's Ellesmere Island and Greenland, has been an irritant between the two countries for decades.
Tensions over the island were sparked this summer, when Defence Minister Bill Graham made an unannounced stop to the island during a trip to the Arctic in July.
The Danish government denounced the move as an "occupation" and rushed to plant flags on the island.
sympaticomsn.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20050919/hans_island_update_050919   (482 words)

 Hans-Off-Island, Bgt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's defence minister pulled on a pair of hiking boots and trudged on to a tiny northern island on a one-man mission to counter Denmark's claim to the barren, frozen rock.
They agreed at the time that sovereignty over Hans Island and others in the region would be determined later.
Denmark's claim is based on their argument that the island is closer to Greenland than to Ellesmere.
www.recorder.ca /cp/National/050722/n072267A.html   (678 words)

 Welcome to Radio Free Hans Island!
Both the head of the IAU and the mayor of the city of Prague were unavailable for comment because, in a bizarre Twilight Zone-like twist, neither are tall enough anymore to reach their telephones.
To show there is no ill will, says Simpson, Hans Island Department of Tourism will credit the geologist the $50 at any local Hanstown brothel upon his arrival.
A recent poll suggests that Denmark is the happiest country in the world with another suggesting that Danes are amongst the most affectionate people on the planet.
www.radiofreehansisland.com   (416 words)

 Arctic News & Information - All Things Arctic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Defence Minister Bill Graham set off a diplomatic row with Denmark when he re-stated claim to tiny Hans Island in the far north last weekend, but what's really at stake is Canadian sovereignty over more important sites in the Arctic.
"Hans Island itself is a small and economically insignificant piece of rock," Rob Heubert, an Arctic expert with Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, said on CTV's Question Period.
Heubert believes Graham's move was a bold and necessary response to a series of provocations made earlier by the Danes.
www.allthingsarctic.com /news/2005/0805/hans-island.aspx   (451 words)

 Is Hans Island Important? - Political Forums
The stories of fishing rights and oil and gas rights related to Hans Island are just red herrings to deflect attention away from the agenda of AP Moller-Maersk to control the Nares Strait, one of the entrances to the North West Passage.
If we pass this island over to the Danes without putting up a fight who says other countries are not going to come into Canada in the future and claim a Canadian island is theirs.
The first time I've seen Hans Island and oil mentione i n the same sentence is here, by you, with no attribution or citation.
www.mapleleafweb.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=3619   (1920 words)

 the Hans Island Liberation Front   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The people of Hans Island are a hardy, resilient folk, always willing to make the best of a difficult situation.
Hans, the other resident, looked sadly at his feet as Hans spoke.
However, the Hanses have developed a new strategy to counter their population problem: they are trying to convice Santa Claus to set up a second elf workshop on Hans Island.
www.hansislandliberationfront.com /people.htm   (160 words)

 Article about the Hans Island issue - Embassy of Denmark Canada
The Government of Denmark considers Hans Island to be a part of Danish territory.
It is generally accepted that Hans Island was first discovered in 1853 on an expedition done in agreement with the Danish authorities with the participation of the famous Greenlander Hans Hendrik of Fiskenæsset.
His place in the expedition earned Hans Hendrik of Fiskenæsset a place in the history of exploration and the island was named after him - “Hans Ø” (Hans Island).
www.ambottawa.um.dk /en/menu/PressAndCulture/News/ArticleabouttheHansIslandissue.htm   (762 words)

 Hans Island at Bene Diction Blogs On
Hans Island sits off Greenland and ownership has been in dispute for decades.
A quick helicopter visit to the barren island by Defence Minister Bill Graham without prior notification to the Danes provoked the latest salvo in the simmering dispute last week.
They could not agree on who should claim Hans Island and decided to resolve the issue at some later date.
www.benedictionblogson.com /?p=1620   (432 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Canada, Denmark reach truce on island
OTTAWA — Canada and Denmark called a truce yesterday in a dispute over Hans Island, but neither is renouncing its claim to the wind-swept patch of Arctic rock.
The uninhabited island, the size of several city blocks, sits in the Kennedy Channel of Nares Strait between Canada's Ellesmere Island and Greenland, which is controlled by Denmark.
Canada insists the quarrel is not about the surrounding waters, noting the boundaries of the continental shelf between Ellesmere and Greenland were agreed on in 1973.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002506658_island20.html   (225 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | World dispatch | Hans off my island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Both Canada and Denmark claim tiny Hans Island, a rocky outcrop ruled by ice and wind that lies between Greenland and Ellesmere Island.
When the two countries drew an offshore boundary in 1973, they couldn't agree on the island, which is in a narrow channel of water, about 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole.
The campaign for Hans Island, which measures all of 1.3 square kilometres, appears to be part of a broader effort to make sure the world knows that the Arctic archipelago is Canadian territory.
www.guardian.co.uk /elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,1559064,00.html   (585 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Canada island visit angers Danes
Bill Graham landed on Hans Island, which is claimed by Canada and Denmark, during a tour of Canadian military outposts in the region.
The sovereignty of Hans Island was left to be determined later.
"We consider Hans Island to be part of Danish territory and will therefore hand over a complaint about the Canadian minister's unannounced visit," head of the department of International Public Law at Denmark's Foreign Ministry, Peter Taksoe-Jensen, told Reuters.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4715245.stm   (280 words)

 The Danish Canadian Club
The saga of the Hans Island has many of us deeply concerned.
In response to this international incident, we have considered moving the Club to the island, but there is a parking problem.
In response we have formed a Hans Island Executive (in Exile), which meets periodically (in secret) at Table 15 in the Mermaid Inn at The Club.
www.danishclubcalgary.com /hansisland/hansisland-saga.html   (113 words)

 Hans-Island, Bgt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Graham paid a one-hour visit to the island last week, and on Monday the Danish government handed a formal letter of protest to the Canadian ambassador in Copenhagen.
On Tuesday the defence minister continued to portray his visit as an innocent drop-in because he happened to be in the neighbourhood.
He travelled by helicopter to Hans Island last Wednesday, just days after a Canadian Rangers patrol flew in, planted a Canadian flag and erected an Inukshuk, the traditional stone marker of the Inuit.
www.cp.org /premium/ONLINE/member/National/050726/n072667A.html   (484 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Canada and Danes in internet spat
Mr Broadhead said he had felt obliged to act after a search for Hans Island on Google brought up the apparently Danish advert, which also had a link to Denmark's foreign ministry website.
He insisted that whoever had placed the advert claiming Hans Island for Denmark was not speaking for the government.
The sovereignty of Hans Island was left to be determined later - and remains unresolved.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4728573.stm   (351 words)

 Hands off Hans island, defence minister signals to Denmark - SkyscraperCity
The Canadian ambassedor in return, said the canedians feel they have broken no rules, diplomatic or otherwise, by letting their defence minnester viseting and island, they considder to be part of canadiam terrertory...Denmark once againg urged the canadians to try and solve the problem with the island, by diplomatic ways...
Motzfeldt is up in arms over the unannounced visit of Canadian Defence Minister to Hans Island, a tiny Arctic island located in the Kennedy Channel between Greenland, a part of the Danish commonwealth, and Canada, reports national broadcaster DR.
Hans Island is claimed by both countries and is often visited by each country's naval forces, who make symbolic gestures such as the raising of flags, in order to prove sovereignty.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=237428   (1591 words)

 Hans Island
For a hunk of rock smaller the two square kilometers Hans Island sure is making it into the news more often these days due to the off chance that there is oil on it.
Every so often a politician or a senior bureaucrat lands on the island, plants a flag, has a picutre taken and goes home to Copenhagen or Ottawa, his or her work done for a few years.
It’s nice to dream about, but reality calls for us as citi-zens of earth, to demand that both countries claim that the Hans Island should be set aside, reserved for the future of what makes earth home.
wolfe.gnn.tv /blogs/8007/Hans_Island   (773 words)

 Canada, Denmark agree to resolve dispute over Arctic island
The dispute over the island has long simmered but it was rekindled in July when Defence Minister Bill Graham landed there and erected a Canadian flag.
In August, Denmark retaliated by sending a warship to plant a Danish flag on the 1.3-square-kilometre Hans Island, which lies off the northwest coast of Greenland and has been claimed by both Canada and Denmark.
But they were unable to agree which country would have sovereignty over Hans Island, which lies about 1,100 kilometres south of the North Pole, and various other Arctic islands in the area.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2005/09/19/hans-island-20050919.html   (1197 words)

 Canada, Denmark dispute ownership of tiny Arctic island
But they were unable to agree which country would have sovereignty over Hans Island and various other Arctic islands in the area.
It's not the first time that Hans Island has been a source of argument between the two countries.
In 1984, Denmark's minister of Greenland affairs raised a Danish flag on the island.
www.cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2005/07/25/hansisland050725.html   (1287 words)

 the Hans Island Liberation Front
I think they should be made co-sovreigns of the new Kingdom of Hans Island, with full fishing and mining rights and a nice big cannon to keep the Canadians and Danes far away.
Canada should be trying to take over islands south of the 30th parallel where we can travel to when it gets too damn cold up here.
Hans Island might have been yours, but I think well take it from here.
www.angelfire.com /rebellion2/hans_island/guestbook.htm   (3204 words)

 CTV.ca | Canada's arctic sovereignty claim angers Denmark
Last week, Graham set foot on tiny Hans Island, claimed by both Canada and Denmark.
Hans Island, which lies about 1,100 kilometres south of the North Pole can only be reached during summer because of pack ice.
However neither country could agree which one would have sovereignty over Hans Island and several other islands in the area, so a decision was made to sort out the question of ownership at a later stage.
ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1122288891895_37/?hub=Canada   (287 words)

 Raising the Canadian flag on Hans Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Canadian Forces members participating in Operation HURRICANE on Hans Island, Nunavut showed their patriotism on July 13 by raising a Canadian flag on this remote northern Island.
Hans Island is located in the Nares Straight, between northern Ellesmere Island and Greenland.
According to a report in the Nunatsiaq News last year, geologists have expressed interest in the Island because it is part of a mountain chain that starts in the Svalbard Islands off Norway, runs through Greenland and pokes out again in Ellesmere Island.
www.airforce.forces.gc.ca /news/2005/07/27_e.asp   (178 words)

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