Sunday, September 24, 2017

Living Above & Beyond

Operation Northern Reach trains in the NWT

Royal Canadian Air Force took to the skies over the Western Arctic.

Celebrating Local Flavour

Northern country food is drawing wider attention as people increasingly recognize the health, economic and cultural benefits that come along with a localized diet.

People of a Feather

For seven winters, researcher Joel Heath filmed and worked closely with the people of Sanikiluaq to develop an understanding of how the community was adapting in the face of significant changes.

Kiatainaq wins sixth Ivakkak Cup

Peter Kiatainaq celebrates a victory in the Ivakkak 2012 dog sled race for the sixth time in nine years. The race sees Inuit participants brave the elements on a 650 km trip.

NWT Judo Athlete Goes to Japan

Gabrielle Desforges spent 11 days in Japan, the birthplace of Judo, enrolled in a training trip with nine other senior Canadian female judokas.

Northern Female Artists Showcased

The red carpet was unrolled to honour aboriginal artists from Inuvik to Albuquerque at the 6th Annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.

Pushing Pop Cans for Polar Bears

With polar bear conservation at the helm of their campaign, the WWF has teamed up with corporate giant and marketing engine Coca Cola to raise both awareness and funds for the initiative. Making an initial donation of $2 million dollars to the cause, the company is also printing white labels on 1.4 billion of its normally red soda cans.

Aboriginal Achievement in Canada Recognized

Congratulations to the recipients of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards 2012! The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF), an organization dedicated to empowering aboriginal people in Canada, especially youth, to achieve their goals through education, administers the awards. To date, NAAF’s development and funding of educational programs, workshops and scholarships have helped over 34,000 students.

Warm Welcome for Norway’s Cold Recall

With the High North as its highest foreign policy priority, Norway has set an admirable example of peaceful and responsible develop - ment in the North. This, says Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland (Norwegian Ambassador to Canada), has resulted largely from an insistence on meticulous scientific research and a strong emphasis on cooperation with other Arctic nations.

Nunavut’s Skilled Artisans Dress Award Winning Toy

In an age where technology and mechanized gadgets dominate the children’s toy market, Saila Qilavvaq is a refreshing alternative that encourages imagination and cross-cultural understanding. Saila, from Iqaluit, Nunavut, is the newest in a line of dolls that provide children with wholesome, contemporary role models from all over Canada.