Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Yellowknife #NWT approves 'housing first' model for homeless

Yellowknife #NWT approves 'housing first' model for homeless http://ow.ly/BmudY
"…"Housing first is a principle that says before you can deal with mental health or addictions issues, people need a roof over their heads," says Mayor Mark Heyck.
The idea is to place people in homes rather than rely on emergency shelters.
Housing first doesn't require people to be sober to get a home.
Heyck says the city also has to do more to help homeless youth…
[…]
City council has adopted a five year plan to roll out the model.
The five-year Homelessness Strategy would set up a youth-specific housing complex.
It would have on-site support services to help youth gain independence.
The city hopes to be able to get up to $360,000 a year from the federal government to start the program….."

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Adventures in Yellowknife / Aventures à Yellowknife



Adventures in Yellowknife : In February 2014, the Canadian Tourism
Commission partnered with Northwest Territories Tourism to host 4
eminently talented photographers from Mexico, Brazil and Australia.
Their journey took them to Yellowknife, NT where their unique
experiences in Canada’s far north made for the trip of a lifetime.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus & RCMP Officer Barry Ledeaux on NWT policing & the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

Dene Chief Bill Erasmus & RCMP Officer Barry Ledeaux on NWT policing & the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women at the Native Women's Association of the NWT AGM recorded live on Sept 5 2014
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/52326724/highlight/548129
Full version also available of YouTube




Sunday, 31 August 2014

Over 60? Live in the #NWT? Get #free #tuition at Aurora College

In the #NWT over 60s get #free #tuition for any classes/programs given at #Aurora #College http://www.auroracollege.nt.ca/

But it's bloody hard to find out about... It's not on the Aurora College website..I found it on page 20 of this
http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/sites/default/files/seniors_information_handbook.pdf

I'm in the third term of taking this distance education program (for free) at the University of the Arctic via Aurora  College
http://education.uarctic.org/studies/circumpolar-studies/




Friday, 29 August 2014

My #Yellowknife #NWT panoramic photo spheres have more than 100 views



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Date: 29 August 2014 03:09
Subject: Your photo spheres have more than 100 views

Congrats!
Your photo spheres recently reached a new level of views.
More than 100 views:
Thanks for sharing your photography with people around the world. We look forward to seeing more of your photo spheres soon!
Cheers,
The Google Maps team

Thursday, 28 August 2014

‘OUR ICE IS VANISHING’: First Ever #Book Launch in #Arctic Canada's Northwest Passage

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'OUR ICE IS VANISHING' BOOK LAUNCH IN CANADA'S NORTHWEST PASSAGE, FIRST OF ITS KIND

Shelley Wright launches new book aboard Adventure Canada's Expedition to the Canadian Arctic

 
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Port Credit, ON. August 28th, 2014:

Author and Inuit advocate Shelley Wright reveals her latest nonfiction work Our Ice is Vanishing/Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change aboard Adventure Canada's Northwest Passage expedition, September 8th to 22nd, 2014. A book launch like no other, the event will allow Wright to showcase her work among the very icebergs, wildlife and northern communities that first sparked her interest in one of the world's most dynamic environments: the Canadian Arctic. Adventure Canada guests will enjoy an intimate reading and exclusive book signing from Wright, while sailing through a world ruled by ice.

 
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"I have never felt more conscious of being in a particular place on this earth than when in the Arctic," says Wright. "Adventure Canada gave me the opportunity to see the Arctic in a way I could never have done without them. I fell in love with the beauty of the land and sea, the majesty of this vast area, and I learned to think globally while focusing on the local."

In Our Ice is Vanishing, Wright unlaces the intricate legacies of exploration, intervention and resilience in the Arctic. The book interweaves scientific and legal data, Arctic history, and personal anecdotes and photographs from Wright's life and travels in the Far North to the forefront of the international climate change debate. Most of the photographs in her book were taken while Wright travelled with Adventure Canada, the family-owned expedition company offering ship and land-based adventures to the Arctic, Greenland and Eastern Canada.

 

"Shelley is an unshakable advocate for Inuit and Indigenous peoples' rights. As part of our onboard resource team, she truly elevates our guest's experiences and understanding of climate change as it relates to Inuit," says Cedar Swan, Adventure Canada Vice President. "Having Shelley launch Our Ice is Vanishing in the Northwest Passage with us couldn't be more special."

Adventure Canada offers voyages to the Northwest Passage twice yearly, travelling between Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. During this iconic journey, guests will visit Inuit communities, search for polar bears, witness calving glaciers and sail dramatic fiords.

For more information about author Shelley Wright and Adventure Canada's 2015 Northwest Passage expeditions, please visit www.adventurecanada.com or call 1-800-363-7566.

 

About Shelley Wright

Shelley Wright has lived and travelled in the Arctic for more than ten years beginning with her experiences as the Northern Director of the Akitsiraq Law School based in Iqaluit. She has published widely as an academic on Indigenous and women's issues and is the author of the forthcoming book Our Vanishing Ice/Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers and Climate Change in the Arctic published by McGill-Queen's University Press (Fall 2014). Most of the photographs in this book were taken while she was a passenger with Adventure Canada on her many trips with them in the Arctic. Her special interests include the history of the Arctic from both a European and an Inuit perspective, the creation of Nunavut and the circumpolar lands of the Inuit known as Nunaat (including Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Siberia), legal questions surrounding sovereignty and Inuit rights, resource development, climate change and the impact of changes to the Arctic environment and the people who live there. She is a committed advocate for Inuit and Indigenous peoples' rights as well as an enthusiastic amateur photographer and singer.

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About Adventure Canada

Based in Port Credit Ontario, Adventure Canada is a family-owned adventure travel company specialized in land-based and small ship cruise adventures predominantly in Canada's Arctic and East Coast regions. Adventure Canada's trips feature a widearray of special guests including musicians, authors, biologists and historians.

 
 
 
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Media Contact

Melissa Medeiros
melissa@adventurecanada.com
1-416-619-4414

 
 


Friday, 1 August 2014

Due to #homeless Ottawa #Inuit man's case Canada's "mandatory #victim #surcharge" declared #unconstitutiona

RT @Northern_Clips: Due to #homeless Ottawa #Inuit man's case Canada's "mandatory #victim #surcharge" declared #unconstitutional http://ow.ly/zRgJT #CDNpoli
"... Not long ago, Justice Minister Peter MacKay actually said #homeless people should sell off "a bit of property" to come up with the cash to pay the mandatory #victim #surcharge if they're convicted of an offence.
An Ontario judge has just replied with a forceful response: the mandatory surcharge is #unconstitutional...."

RT @Northern_Clips: Prominent Ottawa judge strikes down @pmharper's #mandatory #victim #surcharge @andrew_seymour http://ow.ly/zRjRY #CDNpoli #HumanRights