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...
August 02, 2013 - 10:30 am
Ungava gin’s soaked with Nunavik’s Arctic plants
“Inside every glass of this gin there breathes a little of the Ungava peninsula”
COWANSVILLE, Que. — A little taste of Nunavik can be found on the shelves of liquor stores in Quebec, Alberta and B.C. as well as at bars and other outlets around the world.
The Quebec-produced Ungava gin, which displays the name Ungava in syllabics on its labels and bottles, is flavoured with the...
August 01, 2013 - 10:16 am
Nunavut students enjoy expedition to Somerset Island
“It’s the perfect classroom right there”
OTTAWA — Even scientists from the Canadian Museum of Nature can learn a thing or two from Nunavut teenagers.
Paul Sokoloff, a botanist and research assistant with the Ottawa-based museum, said he was delighted to learn during a recent scientist-in-residence excursion to Somerset Island that you...
May 23, 2013 - 6:31 am
As the mine goes, so does this Arctic town
Kiruna, Sweden: living on iron since the 1890s
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KIRUNA, SWEDEN — Mining may have built the northern Swedish town of Kiruna, but mining is now making Kiruna move.
After wrapping up official business at the Arctic Council meeting there on May 15, the ministers — including Nunavut MP and new Arctic Council chair Leona Aglukkaq — were...