Monday, November 20, 2017

Arts, Culture & Education

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...

Northern talent at Folk on the Rocks 2016

Despite financial setbacks that threatened the likelihood of it going ahead, this year’s Folk on the Rocks (FOTR) music festival in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories,...

The Dorset Effect – Art from Inuit’s finest

Four generations later, the artists of Cape Dorset continue a tradition of Inuit expression that makes this tiny hamlet on Nunavut’s Baffin Island a...

Governor General visits the Hudson Bay Region

In May of this year, my wife Sharon and I visited a number of communities located on or near the shores of Hudson Bay...