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Archive for March, 2007

Profile of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook to debut on Canadian Arts Network

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Cape Dorset artist Annie Pootoogook is the subject of a 30 minute documentary by Marcia Connolly to appear on Bravo! (April 1 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT). Her work has drawn a great deal of attention in the last several years, after being featured in an exhibit by the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery […]

New Agreement for Proposed National Historic Site on the Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

The Sahtugot’ine of Deline get funding and support from Parks Canada to protect lands and harvesting rights on two peninsulas in Great Bear Lake: Scented Grassy Hills and Grizzly Bear Mountain. The community of Deline has worked for 20 years to protect these lands from surface and subsurface mineral rights, and have formally proposed that […]

Northern Sámi and Climate Change Focus of 2007 Finnmark Sled-Dog Expedition

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Seven member team begins its sled-dog trek across arctic Finnmark to document Sámi heritage, environmental effects of global warming, and snow conditions for the Global Snowflake Network of NASA. The expedition will cover 1,500 km in one month, and visit the birch and pine forests of the Russian Taiga, the Sámi settlement of Neiden, the […]

Jamie Bastedo on the Mackenzie River and Trans Canada Trail

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

For two years in a row, NWT author Jamie Bastedo has traveled the Mackenzie and Slave Rivers for the NWT Recreation and Parks Association to document this historic river route and to provide a guide to the NWT portion of the Trans Canada Trail. Intended as more than a set of maps and river notes, […]

Featured Photo Blog: Rupert River and Waskaganish in James Bay, Canada

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Flickr is once again home to a stunning set of photographs on the Rupert River in northern Quebec. Created by Cree photographer Ian Diamond from Waskaganish, his photo collection currently runs over 1000 images, and grows weekly with winter scenes from his home and the spectacular Rupert River. His community was in the news recently […]

Fox Lake Cree Nation Sign Agreement with Manitoba Hydro on Planning and Consultation For Conawapa Generating Station

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Located 90 km downstream of Gillam on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba, the proposed Conawapa Generating Station aims to be the largest hydroelectric project in Manitoba. The area has already seen the impact of 40 years of hydro development, and outstanding community and environmental concerns at the Fox Lake Cree Nation were finally addressed […]

Canoecopia 2007 (March 9-11)

Monday, March 5th, 2007

An event that draws canoe and paddle enthusiasts from across the country is set to begin this Friday in Madison, Wisconsin. Hosted by Rutabega Paddlesports, the outdoors expo includes an extensive exhibitor list of popular manufacturers of paddle gear and boats, and a full weekend of speakers. Some topics include James Raffan on the Life […]