Tuesday, August 14, 2018

At the Floe Edge

On a trip to Arctic Bay, Nunavut, I had the opportunity to visit the “Sinaaq” (Inuktitut for Floe Edge, where the melting ice meets...

Collecting lichens in Canada’s High Arctic

It’s 1:36 in the morning on July 16, 2017, and in the orange tent-tinged midnight sun, I’m face to face with a curious wolf,...

The Pangnirtung Weave Shop

The Inuit-owned and run Uqqurmiut Centre in Pangnirtung was built in 1991 to house the weave shop and the print shop, with a small...

Canada’s C3 Expedition Meets the Arctic

A polar bear cub and its mother lounge on sea ice off the coast of Baffin Island. A zodiac with binocular-clad passengers pulls up...

Arctic Research Our Way

Learning from one another Igor Kolesov, an Evenki reindeer herder from Siberia, demonstrates his lasso techniques and learns how to scrape a sealskin. Mirva Haataja,...

Auyuittuq National Park

Auyuittuq means “the land that never melts” in Inuktitut, which couldn’t be more true. The Park is 19,089 square kilometres and is accessible by outfitters...

The Alianait Warmth of the North

At the age of 10, a business associate of my father brought me back a bow whip from his trip to the Arctic so...

The Making of Three Feathers — the Movie

With hand warmers in our mittens and shouts of “Action” hanging in the sharp -30C air, the cameras begin rolling on what is likely...

Bear Witness Arctic Expedition

For anyone visiting the North Baffin community of Pond Inlet, given fair weather, the first thing that strikes you looking North is the formidable...

Bridging Cultures

Inuit have always had to adapt to survive but since the end of the Second World War have found themselves confronted with a very...