Sunday, March 26, 2017

Arts, Culture & Education

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...

Inuit art and culture

Last summer, I had the privilege, along with my wife Hazel and son Roman, of touring the Heart of the Arctic on board the...

Pirurvik

Providing ‘a place to grow’ in Pond Inlet The Pirurvik Preschool opened its doors in January 2016 and offers an Early Childhood Education (ECE) program...

The 5th Thule Atlas

Between 1921 and 1924, a Danish anthropological expedition led by the Inuktitut speaking anthropologist Knud Rasmussen completed the first comprehensive recording of traditional Inuit...

A Gathering Place

Piqalujaujaq, which means “the iceberg shaped building,” is a magnificent new building located at the shoreline in the heart of the community of Qikiqtarjuaq,...

Indigenous Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and home to over 27,000 works spanning centuries and media, including the world’s...

Historical Traditions

The concept of inuat — an Inuktitut word roughly translatable as ‘inhabitants,’ or ‘dwellers’ — once provided the foundation for Inuit belief and lifestyle....

“Beyond Aurora Borealis”

Abraham Anghik Rruben is a contemporary artist of Inuvialuit ancestry. His work is unique in how it embodies his cultural heritage within the nuances...