July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am
Nunavut photographer chases foxes and flowers
Sarah Meeko of Sanikuluaq never leaves home without her camera
If you fly over the Belcher Islands in the Hudson Bay, you might only see flat rocks and think that’s all there is to it.
But under the eye of photographer Sarah Meeko, the lands around Nunavut’s most southerly community of Sanikiluaq — sometimes referred to jokingly as the Florida of Nunavut —...
October 29, 2015 - 8:00 am
Science, high-tech, guide Nunavut’s Canadian High Arctic Research Station
CHARS also makes room for traditional knowledge
CAMBRIDGE BAY — Girder by girder, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay is taking shape — with one foot grounded in science, the other in technology and with its heart, many hope, rooted in traditional knowledge.
The CHARS main science building, which, at 50,000 square feet,...
September 30, 2013 - 4:03 pm
Kuururjuaq — a Nunavik park developed and managed by Inuit
“We’re able to do it a lot closer to the people in the region”
KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ — In the fading weeks of summer, you’ll find Nunavik’s Kuururjuaq park alive with colour.
The Twin Otter flight from Kangiqsualujjuaq to the centre of the park follows the Koroc River as it bubbles over the Korluktok falls, winding through patches of black spruce and...
September 18, 2013 - 6:02 am
Largest class ever begins a year of study at Nunavut Sivuniksavut
“There’s a different kind of silence down here”
OTTAWA — It’s a Friday afternoon at the Nunavut Sivuniksavut downtown Ottawa campus. The students, looking like any other young college types with their piercings and gelled hair, are reading history to understand the present.
The 39 first-year students have been split into two classes under...
August 23, 2013 - 9:50 am
Inuit artists prominent in prestigious international exhibition
“History can still teach us lessons”
OTTAWA — Micheline Laflamme is standing outside the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on a hot, sunny July morning and, above the hum of traffic noise on Sussex Drive and St. Patrick Street, you can hear the unmistakable sound of ice cracking and water dripping.
She stares up at the gallery’s...