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Talking Maps: Arctic atlas reads out Inuit names

Toronto Star - Fraser Taylor’s atlas of Canada’s high Arctic reads out the names of the towns to you. The real names. Cape Strathcona is Arvaaqtuuq. Peter Richards Island is Qikiqtatannak. It is, the eminent Carleton University geographer explains, a decolonization of the Nunavut map and a repatriation of the ...

Being There: Scientists Enlist Inuit for Long-Term Observations of Arctic Wildlife

Scientific American - Local Arctic residents are traveling, hunting, boating and observing wildlife on the land and ocean throughout the year whereas scientists only conduct field studies for a limited time during the summer. “We might get a piece of the puzzle, but we are never going to see the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Photo Diary (2009): Dempster Highway to the Arctic (Bicycle Touring)

Crazy Guy on Bike Website - The north is like another country. The northern people are more polite and civil than the people in Vancouver and the northern customs and culture clearly distinguish northern people from the savage barbarians in the southern cities (like Vancouver, for ...

“Far Out: Heimo’s Arctic Refuge” (Documentary on VBS by David Feinberg)

VBS TV - In 1980, Jimmy Carter established the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Alaskan Interior, cutting off 19 million acres of prime boreal wilderness from the mitts of fur trappers, oil tycoons, and would-be lodge owners alike. Only six families of white settlers were grandfathered in and allowed ...

Website: Watercolors and Sketches of Urban Environment in Yellowknife

Urban Design Yellowknife - Few towns are as defined by Open Space as Yellowknife - possibly because of the stark contrast of its modern functional design. Open Space in Yellowknife blends through the urban environment. The open space is made up of a combination of boreal vegetation ...

Slideshow: “The Art of Isolation” (The Inuit of Cape Dorset capture their traditions in sculpture and print)

Boston Globe - The art capital of Canada is not located on the tony streets of Toronto or Montreal, but on a remote tip of Baffin Island in the territory of Nunavut. It is Cape Dorset, a community of slightly more than 1,300 mostly Inuit people, with an unforgiving climate ...

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