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Archive for March, 2007

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 […]

Frozen Five Sets Out on Scientific Skiing Expedition in Svalbard

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

March 29 marks the beginning of the Frozen Five expedition across Spitzbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard Archipelago. Expedition members range in age from 22-28, and will ski 1,000 km with five re-supply depots along the way. Highlights of their route include visits to a mining settlement, a polish research station, a research vessel […]

Agreement on Uranium Clean-up Goals for Port Radium on the Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

CBC reports on the agreement of Déline and Tlicho leaders to remediation and clean-up plans for uranium contamination at the abandoned Port Radium mine on the east side of Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories. The mine was in production from 1930 to 1982, and was decommissioned and cleaned up according to the standards […]

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” […]

Inupiaq Community of Shishmaref in the National Spotlight

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Al Gore was on the Hill yesterday speaking to legislators about climate change and our energy culture, and drew large crowds to the compelling nature of the issue, the urgency for change, and the political theater of his testimony. But Gore wasn’t the only story on climate change in the news yesterday. As a prelude […]

Arctic Quest 2006 Artists Document Historic High Arctic Waters and Scenes

Monday, March 19th, 2007

25 Canadian artists travel part of the historic route of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen through the Northwest Passage, and document the splendor of northern lands and communities on canvas, paper and film. Termed Arctic Quest 2006, the exhibit of their work has been on display since December 14, 2006 and will continue to June 14, […]

SnowSTAR 2007 Barrenlands Traverse

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Five Americans and three Canadians set out today for their 3,000 mile snowmobile journey across the arctic from Circle, Alaska, to Baker Lake, Nunavut. It’s part of the scientific program of the International Polar Year, and is funded by the National Science Foundation. They will visit 11 villages, dozens of historical locations, document snow conditions […]

Proposal for Road and Mine Project at High Lake Gets Approval from Nunavut Impact Review Board

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

One of several proposed roads for the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, the junior mining company from Thunder Bay, Wolfden Resources Inc., received a favorable review for its copper/zinc mine proposal from the Nunavut Impct Review Board (NIRB). The 53 km all weather road will include a dock facility at Grays Bay on the Coronation Gulf, […]

Anthropologist Lydia T. Black (1925-2007)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Alaska Public Radio has provided an audio remembrance of anthropologist and author Lydia T. Black, who passed away in her home in Kodiak, Alaska, on Monday, March 12, 2007. The broadcast details stories from family and colleagues, and her passionate commitment to teaching and Alaska Native culture and history. You can hear the radio broadcast […]