Thursday, January 17, 2019

Building a Northern marine labour force

The Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium (NFMTC) is a marine training school based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, with a history of 12 successful years...

Nunavut Hitmakerz – Inspiring a new generation of artists

On a beautiful, crisp evening in March 2014, Thor Simonsen was sitting in his hotel room in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. He was visiting the...

Climbing barriers – Community-based pre-employment training in Nunavut

Finding work is tough for anybody, anywhere. It’s tougher if you’re young or lack experience, or if you have a visible or invisible disability,...

Fox Trapping – Trade goods for the fashion industry

Foxes were not of prime interest to Inuit in pre-contact times due to their fur being too fragile for external use and were seen...

Inuit Carving – Sharing a culture’s stories

Carving has long featured in the culture of northern indigenous peoples in their production of weapons and utensils in a variety of materials. The...

Caribou People

The Sacred Place Where Life Begins I sit with Gwich’in hunter Charlie Swaney outside under a classic blue camping tarp, rain silently drumming. Thin, tall,...

The Journey Forward, A Novella on Reconciliation

When We Play Our Drums, They Sing! Richard Van Camp Cover photograph by Tessa Macintosh McKellar & Martin Publishing Group, Ltd. February 2018 You’d think that in all those...

An Artifact Mystery

A Netsilik (“Nattilik”) compact qajaq Museums collect artifacts that tell a story, sometimes in concert with other items, sometimes alone. Unlike a good mystery novel...

BioBlitz – Preserving the ecological integrity of treasured places

In early July, Parks Canada, a recognized leader in conservation, organized the very first BioBlitz event in Sirmilik National Park and in the community...

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...