Thursday, January 18, 2018

Arts, Culture & Education

Preparing to teach in Nunavut

The Need for Teacher Orientation When the Government of Nunavut (GN) advertises every year for teachers to come North, it is looking for people who are...

Inuit artists in the contemporary art market

In preparation for my trip to Cape Dorset, Nunavut, I had read hundreds of pages on the history of Canadian Inuit art, but only...

Summer Rendezvous – Gathering at Shingle Point

It is mid-summer on the Arctic Ocean and the sun will not set for another 40 days. I’m riding in a motorboat with the...

Polar Bear Sleep Over – Choosing a Camp Site

A polar bear decided to have a sleep over while I was a 15-year-old boy on a summer outing in a canvas tent with...

Spring Camp – Learning Inuit Traditions

How amazing would it be to participate in an Arctic adventure for a week, to live off the land? What about learning Inuit traditions...

Discovering possibilities in Canada’s Northern mining sector

Students in Canada’s North are getting the chance to experience some unique educational programming. Mining Matters, a Canadian charitable organization focused on raising Earth...

Art Travel Program Northern style

Toronto’s Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is a power house cultural institution with a celebrated history of showcasing the most current, and often very...

Diving and dancing – Tales of the hunter’s knife

I think more so then anywhere else in the world knives hold a great fascination for Inuit. The hunters all have their preference and...

Preserving a disappearing culture through words

“I’ll show you something really stunning. It doesn’t exist anywhere else.” Norman Hallendy types inua into his computer. Within seconds a list of words...

An Arctic Residence Concept

A paradigm shift in design Like many Inuit people, I give great credence to visions, waking dreams. They often transcend time and space pointing to...