November 30, 2012 - 6:04 am
CamBay mural commemorates Canadian Arctic Expedition’s 100th anniversary
May Hakongak Library and Cultural Centre mural feature scenes from Inuinnait life
When you walk into the May Hakongak Library and Cultural Centre in Cambridge Bay, a vista of the Coronation Gulf’s history awaits you.
A striking five-foot-wide mural, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Canadian Arctic Expedition, wraps 87-feet around the top of the facility.
November 23, 2012 - 4:29 pm
Treasure trove of Arctic natural history
Arctic bones, pelts, and plants comprise a good portion of the Canadian Museum of Nature’s permanent collection
The walls are thick and white-washed. Security is tight. No food allowed and no flip flops. Double doors open into hallways and anterooms and eventually, into warehouse-sized spaces with high ceilings and rows of cabinets and specimen cases.
When people think of the Canadian Museum of Nature, they...
November 09, 2012 - 6:23 am
Students at Kuujjuaraapik school learn to live peacefully
“You have a right to be angry, but you have no right to hit others”
Students at Asimauttaq School in Kuujjuaraapik are learning how to control their emotions and become happier as part of the school’s plan to make school a safe, cozy place for its 140 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Efforts include anger management help for students, a student school...
November 02, 2012 - 3:32 pm
Inuit artists among the stars at National Gallery exhibition
“She is so grateful to have her work here, for everyone to see”
OTTAWA — The National Gallery of Canada’s Great Hall was abuzz with media, gallery staff and artists Oct. 31 with the launch of its Canadian Biennial 2012, an exhibition of some of the most striking art made in Canada and acquired by the gallery within the past two years.
Hurricane Sandy spat rain...
October 29, 2012 - 9:15 am
Children’s book raises money for hockey gear in Nunavut
“The best thing is when parents say they’ve enjoyed it too”
Two boys meet and share new adventures.
That’s a familiar story that gets a new twist in the children’s book, Ben and Nuki Discover Polar Bears by Michelle Valberg, who tells about two seven-year-old boys, Ben from the South, and Nuki, from an Arctic community, who first meet in the South and then...