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Literary Prize Awarded to Elizabeth Hay for Novel Set in Yellowknife

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Previously a CBC Radio Producer in Yellownife in the 1970s, Elizabeth Hay wins the prestigious Giller Prize for her novel “Late Nights on Air.” Set against the backdrop of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry and the vividly exposed northern landscape, the novel follows the story of a group of transplants to the North, as they […]

Book Launch: 50 Years of Printmaking at Cape Dorset

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Kinngait Studios (the graphics program of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative) is a printmaking co-operative that has provided 50 years of support to independent community artists in the North, and was influential in reshaping community development approaches in Nunavut and beyond. “Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective” examines the 50 year history of this dynamic Inuit […]

2008 Métis Canoe Expedition Seeks Members

Monday, October 15th, 2007

The expedition is a third of it’s kind, and will retrace historic voyageur routes in Ontario and the Prairies in a 26-foot replica birchbark canoe. The web site features extensive information on previous expeditions: member biographies, photo galleries, videos, press release, journals. Here is the full announcement: Métis Canoe Expedition Seeking Young Adventurers In 2003 […]

NOMAD and Long Term Monitoring of Migratory Reindeer Herds in Northern Samiland

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Mobile field station (NOMAD) combines social science and natural sciences to explore human-Rangifer interactions in the Kola Peninsula of the Russian Federation and the Murmansk Region of Samiland. Research seeks a comprehensive understanding of the changing environment, climate change, and resource use of domestic reindeer herding. Researchers will follow the herds for up to a […]

Nunavut Honors Lamb Family and Aviation History in Ceremony at Rankin Inlet

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

From coastal waterways in Alaska to disparate Caribbean Islands to roadless tracts in the far North, where automobiles have yet to establish a foothold, small aviation companies provide a vital lifeline for people, communities, and economies in need of services, communications, and transportation over vast distances. Nunavut has honored one such company out of the […]

Dartmouth College Features Two Exhibits on Climate Change and Inuit Traditions

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

The first exhibit, “Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment” (January 27 – May 13, 2007) highlights Dartmouth College’s long involvement in Arctic Studies and features 19th and 20th century Inuit art and artifacts from the museum’s collection. “With the understanding that the Arctic environment is undergoing rapid transformation from climate change and the […]

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Qimualaniq Quest Finishes First Race in Iqaliut

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Nunavut sled-dog race seeks to bring together Inuit, Francophone and Anglophone communities in Nunavut, and revive Inuit sled dog traditions in Southern Baffin Island. The 320 km race travels through Katannilik Territorial Park, and was organized by the Association des francophones du Nunavut (AFN) and the Mayukalik Hunters and Trappers Association of Kimmirut. The first […]

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East 3 to Debut at the New York Underground Film Festival

Friday, March 30th, 2007

The town of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, is the subject of a documentary film to debut at the New York Underground Film Festival by British filmmaker Mr. Young on April 1, 2007. Described as chilling and surreal, the film examines the imperfect balance of traditional and modern lifestyles, and features stories of hunting and trapping, the […]

Ullumi: Documentary Film Site Profiles Nunavik and Nunavut People and Communities

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

The documentary film Ullumi was recently shown at the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois on 20 February 2007. It profiles Inuit co-directors of the film Evie Mark, Tunu Napartuk, Qajaaq and Lena Ellsworth, and provides stories and perspectives on contemporary Inuit life and the importance of language, education, self-government, and issues of concern to young adults […]

Gretel Ehrlich and The Ukiivik Far North Expedition

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

She was struck by lightening in 1993 (Match to the Heart), her first book of prose received significant acclaim and won the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award (Solace of Open Spaces), and now she sets out on a year long journey of the Circumpolar North for a book “the Farthest North: The End of Ice” […]