Friday, 29 August 2014

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

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

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

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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 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


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 #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 #CDNpoli #HumanRights

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Great Northern Canada Writing Contest Deadline September 2

2014 Great Northern Canada #Writing #Contest DEADLINE: SEPT 2, 2014 @NorthWords #NWT #YUKON #NUNAVUT #NUNAVIK




To enter, submit a piece of prose, either fiction or non-fiction, of up to 1,000 words about life in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Nunavik. Previously published items or items that are submitted elsewhere are not eligible.

 Entries should be typed and double-spaced with the title, but not your name, on each numbered page. Please submit a separate cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, word count and whether your piece is fiction or non-fiction.

 Entries must be mailed to:

Great Northern Canada Writing Contest,
Box 1256,
Yellowknife NT X1A 2N9

Or emailed as a WORD attachment to: with CONTEST ENTRY in the subject line. Please do not put your story in the body of the email.

Deadline is September 2, 2014. That means they must be postmarked by that date. (Please note that the deadline has been moved from September 1 to September 2 as September 1 is a holiday.)

First Prize is $500 and publication in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal.

Special Emerging Writer Prize of $250 and publication in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal, for writers who have never been published for payment. To qualify, identify yourself as an  "emerging writer" on the cover sheet you submit with your entry.

 Winners will be announced in Fall, 2014.

 The following are not eligible: Staff and contractors of above&beyond magazine and their families, writers who have been published in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal in the last five years, organizers and paid staff of the NorthWords NWT.

The contest is sponsored by above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal and De Beers.



Annelies Pool, Executive Director, 
NorthWords NWT,
Box 1256,
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N9 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

REE @newsu #WEBINAR: Covering #Hydraulic #Fracking & Its Impact on #Economy & #Environment

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Monday, 7 July 2014

LIVE Digital Press Release Today at 1:30 Mountain – Health Study in Fort Chipewyan “Clear and Worrisome”

"...FYI - Tune in at 1:30 for a livecast and download the digital press package...."

Stay tuned to this page for the 1:30 Mountain press release. A digital download will be available HERE at that time, along with a possibility of a live webcast. Later today there will be  highlight clips from the conference, in high definition XDCAM format, available to download.

For more information or media inquires throughout the day please contact Susanne McCrea – One River Many Relations Communications at (204) 297-0321, or

Please check out the wealth of video documents that have been produced in the course of this research. All stages of the research have been shaped through a relationship with the communities, and that shows in the rich and personal storytelling that has been produced.