Topic - ‘Arts’

Arctic Predators, Caught in the Act (Conservation Photography)

The New York Times: To study nest predation, scientists first have to find the nests on the tundra, which is not easy ... the conservation society’s scientists are relying more and more on an enormously helpful tool: camera traps. Such devices, which are motion-sensitive, collect pictures of animals as they pass ...

Northern Photos and Documents Aplenty at Canadiana Discovery Portal

Canadian Library Association Digest - The Canadiana Discovery Portal is rapidly becoming the best single source for Canada’s documentary heritage for researchers, students, and the general public. In October 2010, the Canadiana Discovery Portal [currently in Beta mode] surpassed the 60 million-page mark, providing Canadians with access to more than ...

PBS Tells the Story of Adolphus Greely and Lady Franklin Expedition (Watch On-Line)

The American Experience - In 1881, 25 men led by Adolphus Greely set sail from Newfoundland to Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world’s surface that had been described as a "sheer blank." Three ...

7th Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival (April 13 to 17, 2011)

Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival 2011 - Immerse yourself in the worlds of the people of the land in this sharing of aboriginal culture, teachings and realities through film, art, song, dance and ceremony.  Make your destination Duncan, Vancouver Island from April 13-17, 2011. Youth FX Workshops & Awards April ...

Film Review: Greenland’s ‘Nuummioq’ a stunning triumph

Reuters - More than just a curiosity item as the first feature from Greenland, "Nuummioq" is a startlingly accomplished piece of filmmaking, all the more so considering many of the cast and crew are non-professionals. Anchored by a riveting performance by Lars Rosing as a robust young man diagnosed with ...

Wolf: Jack London’s Dark Side (Book Review)

Slate - The United States has a startling ability to take its most angry, edgy radicals and turn them into cuddly eunuchs. The process begins the moment they die. Mark Twain is remembered as a quipster forever floating down the Mississippi River at sunset, while his polemics against the violent ...

Slideshow: Surveying Wildlife in Arctic Alaska

New York Times - The Utukok River, emerging on the north side of the Brooks Range, as seen from our plane, braids through Arctic uplands. Here, well north of the tree line, the landscape is open and immense — we are in the most remote region of North America.  We ...

Gilles Boutin: A Look at the Northern Lights (Photos)

Nunatsiaq News - Gilles Boutin spent years staring up at the night sky, never thinking it would produce Quebec’s first book on the northern lights. Earlier this year, the amateur photographer launched Les Aurores Boréales: Québec-Nunavik, a 200-page collection of some of the most stunning skyscapes the north and south ...

Winterscapes Of The Alaskan Arctic

Luminous Landscape - The arctic offers photographers far more than unusual terrain and wildlife. It offers exceptional light. During the winter, the sun remains low on the horizon throughout most of the day – that is, on the days where the sun rises at all. The golden hours last far ...

Documentary on Inuit dog slaughter debuts in Nunavut, Canada

Alaska Dispatch - Canada's National Film Board is in Iqaluit to connect with more northern filmmakers, as a new NFB documentary about a controversial issue in Nunavut made its debut there this week." Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths" probes the historic slaughter of thousands of sled dogs -- an essential ...

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