Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The North: Blending two cultures

The North is always full of surprises, especially the juxtapositions of southern and northern practices and technology. All reflect the changing North, not only...

Get ’er Done Labrador-style – Comedy reality television comes to the North

North West River in Labrador, Newfoundland, boasts a 65 per cent aboriginal population and was established as a thriving fur trade centre for the...

Ship Time

Ship time is always a major event in every northern community, usually involving at least three types of ship: the coastguard/icebreaker, the oil tanker...

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...