Northern waterways is a lands and resources website devoted to river stewardship, northern history and culture, filmmaking, and canoeing information for arctic and subarctic waterways in northern Canada and Alaska. I started this site to communicate more widely with others, and to share experiences about living, visiting, and canoeing in the North. I maintain a blog and news aggregation site; a featured rivers section on northern travels; a northern lands and resources book collection and digital library; and I am actively planning several future filmmaking trips to Nunavut and northern Canada. I established this site in the Fall of 2006, and plan to include other films, photo essays, and canoeing resources in the coming years.
This site always has room to grow, and I welcome any and all suggestions for expanding the site and making it more accessible to a general audience. I seek an alternative to cataloging experiences and attempt to provide a personal vision of seeing, hearing, and relating to the land through visual media, written narratives, photographs, stories from northern communities, and building an archive of events, people, and institutions in the news (through web content development, syndication and RSS, academic conferences, and other news and media publication outlets). In this site, I seek to bring together a variety of interests: video, anthropology, canoeing, social and political issues, sustainable development, and the technology of travel and video documentary work. I am particularly interested in the rivers of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories: Back, Coppermine, Dubawnt, Hanbury, Hood, Horton, Kazan, Nahanni, Noatak, Thelon, Yukon, and more. If you have an idea for a resource suggestion or design feature, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you wish to be informed about updates, please drop me a line, or check back again for future films and additional information about northern rivers, cultural resources, First Nations communities, northern wildlife, travel information, parks, gear, and cinematography.