Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Wade Davis: Cultures at the far edge of the world

Soon in Yellowknife at the NACC - CBC Massey Lectures Series

The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

Here is the 2009 edition of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated nonfiction series of the year, this time delivered by Wade Davis, one of the world’s most celebrated and distinguished anthropologists. Recently, many of us have been alarmed to learn of accelerating rates of extinction among plants and animals on our planet. But how many of us know that human cultures are going extinct at an even more shocking rate?

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Aboriginal Veteran Tom Eagle passed away yesterday

Tom Eagle passed away yesterday aft. Tom retired after 20 yrs from the Cdn Armed Forces serving with the NATO peacekeepers. (Cyprus). He settled in YK and worked as the E/D of the Tree of advocating for Abor. people and fought for a permanent home on 51st... St. Working for Aboriginal Veterans groups, he fought for their rightful recognition in Cdn Military History. Blessings and thoughts for his wife and family.


Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Government of Canada Supports Victims of Crime in Canada's North

Government of Canada Supports Victims of Crime in Canada's North

Please note that the Conference is now full and registration is closed.

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES -- (Marketwire) -- 09/29/09 -- The Government of Canada is hosting a conference in Yellowknife entitled Northern Responses and Approaches to Victims of Crime: Building on Strength and Resilience. The three-day conference brings together professionals who work with victims of crime in Canada's northern regions.

The conference, which is being hosted by Justice Canada in collaboration with federal, provincial, and territorial partners, is the first of its kind in Canada's North. The theme of Building on Strength and Resilience will guide the more than 25 workshops and keynote speakers, with the overall objectives being to:

- build the knowledge and capacity of victims' services workers in Canada's North;

- strengthen the relations among communities, professionals, and programs in the North; and

- raise awareness of the nature of victimization in the North, and discuss responses that are specific to the North.

"Canada is fortunate to have so many dedicated professionals working to improve the lives of those who have been affected by crime," said the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. "I would like to express my appreciation for all the hard work they do in support of victims of crime across the country."

The Government of Canada has committed $52 million over four years for programs, services, and funding to respond to a variety of victims' needs, through federal initiatives and through support for provincial and territorial programs. The Government also created the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime in 2007, and recently launched a new on-line Victim Services Directory that will connect victims of crime with services available in their local communities.

More information about the Northern Conference, and the Government's approach to victims of crime, can be found at

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Northern Responses and Approaches to Victims of Crime

Northern Responses and Approaches to Victims of Crime: Building on Strength and Resilience

The conference is being hosted by Justice Canada in collaboration with federal, provincial and territorial partners. The three-day event in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, will bring together people from various professions and organizations that work with victims of crime in the northern regions of Canada. Representatives from all 13 provinces and territories and the federal government will be in attendance.

The conference objectives include:

- Building the capacity and knowledge of those who work with victims of crime;

- Encouraging and increasing networking among stakeholders (including criminal justice professionals);

- Sharing innovative ideas about how to meet the needs of victims of crime;

- Raising awareness about victim issues, specifically the context and nature of victimization in the North; and,

- Building relationships between and within communities, professionals, and programs.

The Conference offers practical and inspiring workshops and presentations to a wide variety of participants. Conference workshops and planning were guided by the need to explore emerging issues, best practices, innovations and new approaches to ongoing issues. Topics to be discussed during the workshops include understanding the justice system, working with vulnerable victims of crime, community capacity building, and self care. A full list and descriptions of the workshops can be found at

Victims of Crime in the North

According to the 2004 General Social Survey, residents of the territories were three times more likely than provincial residents to experience a violent victimization such as sexual assault, robbery or physical assault (315 versus 106 incidents per 1,000 population). Residents of the North also experienced higher levels of spousal violence than their counterparts in the provinces.

Approximately 12% of northern residents reported being the victim of some form of violence at the hands of a current and/or previous spouse or common-law partner in the five years preceding the survey. This compares to 7% of the population in the provinces. Residents of Nunavut were also far more likely to have been victims of spousal violence (22%) than residents of the Northwest Territories (11%) and the Yukon Territory (9%).

Similarly, police-reported crime rates in the territories were substantially higher than rates in the rest of Canada. Specifically, in 2005, crime rates in the North were over four times higher than rates in the provinces (33,186 compared to 7,679 incidents per 100,000 population). In 2005, the Northwest Territories had the highest police-reported crime rate among the three territories at 41,245 incidents per 100,000 population. This rate was 1.3 times higher than the rate in Nunavut, 1.8 times higher than that in Yukon and nearly three times higher than that in Saskatchewan, the province with the highest provincial crime rate (14,320).

Policy Centre for Victims Issues (PCVI)

The Northern Conference was coordinated by the Policy Centre for Victim Issues (PCVI) at the Department of Justice Canada. PCVI is mandated to work toward improving the experience of victims of crime in the criminal justice system by pursuing a range of activities and initiatives to:

- Ensure that victims of crime and their families are aware of their role in the criminal justice system and services and assistance available to support them;

- Enhance Justice Canada's capacity to develop policy, legislation, and other initiatives involving victims of crime;

- Increase the awareness of criminal justice personnel, allied professionals, and the public about the needs of victims of crime; and,

- Develop and share information about effective approaches to responding to victims of crime within Canada and internationally.

The PCVI engages in legislative reform, consultation, policy development, research, and project funding. It has a close working relationship with the provinces and territories that are tasked with the responsibility for victim service delivery and the provision of criminal injuries compensation to victims of violent crime, where such programs exist.

Office of the Minister of Justice
Pamela Stephens
Press Secretary

Department of Justice
Media Relations

VOTE NOW - Which is the North's Best Capital City?

VOTE NOW - Which is the North's Best Capital City?:

Whitehorse 39% (24 votes)
Yellowknife 39% (24 votes)
Iqaluit 8% (5 votes)
Capital's Shmapitals - The Smaller Communities Beat Them All! 13% (8 votes)
Total votes: 61

Tsar Bomb - The biggest bomb ever

"The bomb was tested on October 30, 1961 in Novaya Zemlya, an island in the Arctic Sea. The 57MT-bomb exploded and a mushroom cloud with a height of 64km rose to the sky... "

Monday, 28 September 2009

* Iceland plans big whalemeat trade *

 * Iceland plans big whalemeat trade *
The company which is behind Iceland's fin whaling industry is planning a huge export of whalemeat to Japan.
Full story:

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Graduate Study Opportunities: Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada, Memorial University of Newfoundland

From: H-Environment
Graduate Study Opportunities:
Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada: Historical Consequences and Mitigation of Current Impacts
Departments of History, Geography, and Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Drs. Arn Keeling, Department of Geography, John Sandlos, Department of History, and Yolanda Wiersma, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, are seeking two graduate students at the MA level to work on the project, "Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada: Historical Consequences and Mitigation of Current Impacts" ( Funding is available for these positions through Memorial University and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Positions Available:

Master's degree (MA) and/or PhD in History

In addition to completing required courses for the History MA or PhD, the successful candidate will develop a major paper or dissertation research project involving primary research on the history of mining in northern Canada, particularly the historical economic impact of mining in the region.

Two Year Master's (MA or M.Sc.) in Geography

1. Using facilities in Dr. Yolanda Wiersma's Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis (LESA) Lab in the Biology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the successful graduate student will use Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcInfo GIS software to analyze landscape and ecological changes in the regions surrounding one or two of our case study communities.

2. Under the supervision of Dr. Keeling, one MA position is available to study northern Canadian mining development from an environmental history/cultural geography perspective. This position includes opportunities for conducting fieldwork and community-based research in northern communities.

Comprehensive funding packages are available, with opportunities to augment the amount through scholarships or Graduate Assistantships. These positions offer students the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers while pursuing their individual research interests and goals.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is one of Canada's leading comprehensive research institutions. The university is located in St. John's, a unique and culturally vibrant city set within stunning natural beauty.

Interested applicants should contact:

Dr. Arn Keeling ( or

John Sandlos (

Although the funding packages are tied to the researchers, prospective students must follow the formal application process for graduate school at Memorial University of Newfoundland. For more information on the School of Graduate Studies go to

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Northern Research Network

Submit inquiries and announcements to:

Friday, 25 September 2009

Healing Circle Community Radio Workshop

You are invited to the Healing Circle Community Radio Workshop taking
place at the Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 10-13,

Apply to attend the workshop!

Deadline: Sept. 25th,2009

Contribute to the development of an innovative health promotion radio
drama, Healing Circle (working title), being created for distribution on
Native radio stations across the country. Following the principles of
Entertainment Education, Healing Circle blends important health messages
into an entertaining format.

Learn how to use the unique and entertaining format of a story filled
radio drama to inspire healthy lifestyles in your Native community.

For additional information, please go to

If you and/or your colleagues are interested in attending the workshop,
please fill out and submit the interest form.

The interest form is found here:

People with backgrounds in American Indian health, community development,
media, radio or an interest in Entertainment Education are all invited!
All ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The workshop partners are:

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The National Society for American Indian Elderly Media for Health
Media for Health
Native American Public Telecommunications
Native Voice One (NV1)
Native Voices at the Autry
PCI-Media Impact
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health

My city is better than your city - Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit

My city is better than your city

Sure, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit all have great things going for them. One is their feisty spirit. So what could be more fun than pitting them head to head to head?

WHEN YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THE TERRITORIAL CAPITALS, it's hard not to get defensive. After a while, residents of the Yukon's hub get fed up with being asked how long they've lived in the Northwest Territories. Yellowknifers bristle when their hometown is called "Yellowhorse." And don't even get us started about what Iqaluit has to endure. Fact is, contrary to what most outsiders assume, the urban North is a tale of three very different cities – each proud, each deserving of plaudits. But which is best? Up Here presents the Northern Capital Smackdown.

Full story

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Nunavut Arctic College gets $4.9 million for infrastructure from Feds

Industry Canada

Industry Canada
Government of Nunavut

Government of Nunavut
Nunavut Arctic College

Nunavut Arctic College
Sep 23, 2009 12:40 ET

Governments of Canada and Nunavut Invest in College Infrastructure in Nunavut

ARVIAT, NUNAVUT--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2009) - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), along with the Honourable Daniel Shewchuk, Nunavut Minister of Environment, Minister of Human Resources and Minister responsible for the Nunavut Arctic College, today announced funding of more than $4.9 million for infrastructure investments at Nunavut Arctic College campuses and community learning centres.

"Our government's investment will create jobs in these communities today and strengthen Nunavut's capacity for education and innovation for the future," said Minister Aglukkaq. "Renewing college facilities will ensure that students receive the training they need and that Nunavut Arctic College will be able to attract, train and retain highly skilled workers."

As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada introduced the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, a two-year $2-billion economic stimulus measure to support infrastructure enhancement at Canadian post-secondary institutions, including community colleges and universities. Today's announcement celebrates the projects that qualify under the program in Nunavut.

The program is helping to provide economic stimulus and promote employment by creating jobs for engineers, architects, tradespeople and technicians. It is also helping to generate the advanced technological infrastructure needed to keep Canada's research and educational facilities at the forefront of scientific advancement.

The investment announced today includes $2.2 million from the federal government and $2.76 million from the territorial government.

"This joint investment will allow the Government of Nunavut to move forward with the Cyber Infrastructure Project, a communication network that will make online learning and research accessible to Nunavummiut in all 25 communities," said Minister Shewchuk. "This technology will allow Nunavummiut to explore a vast number of educational opportunities in their home community."

"We are expanding our ability to deliver more programs and courses in our communities, using technologies that until now were not accessible to us. The opportunities created by this investment will revolutionize the way we learn, and teach, in Nunavut," said Mike Shouldice, Acting President of Nunavut Arctic College.

Canada's Economic Action Plan sets out to stimulate the Canadian economy over the next two years and to improve our long-term competitiveness through $12 billion in new infrastructure investment, which includes the $2-billion Knowledge Infrastructure Program. This new support is the next substantive investment in the Government of Canada's multi-year Science and Technology Strategy, Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada's Advantage.

For more information, visit the Knowledge Infrastructure Program website ( or Canada's Economic Action Plan website (


Knowledge Infrastructure Program

The Knowledge Infrastructure Program is a two-year $2-billion economic stimulus measure to support infrastructure enhancement at post-secondary institutions across Canada.

The Program provides funding to support deferred maintenance, repair and expansion projects at universities and colleges, and responds directly to the need indicated by post-secondary institutions to improve existing campus infrastructure across the country. A major portion of this infrastructure is near the end of its projected life cycle and, in many cases, does not adequately meet the needs of today's research and teaching activities.

The Program has two components. The university component gives preference to projects that can improve the quality of research and development at the institution. The college component supports projects at other post-secondary institutions, such as colleges, publicly funded polytechnic schools and institutes of technology, which will strengthen their ability to deliver advanced knowledge and skills training.

Projects are assessed according to their ability to quickly and effectively generate economic activity and support job creation. Project readiness and economic impact are, therefore, key criteria used in project selection. Projects are also assessed on their ability to enhance research capacity, support the attraction of new students and provide a better educational experience for the highly skilled workers of tomorrow.

The Program will not only generate economic benefits and support job creation, but will also have an important positive net impact on the environment by reducing energy use, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving waste management at universities and colleges across Canada.

Knowledge Infrastructure Program Investments in Post-Secondary Institutions in Nunavut

Through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, the federal government is investing $2.2 million for infrastructure improvements at Nunavut Arctic College. The Government of Nunavut is providing an additional $2.76 million in funding for the college.

For more information about the project, please contact the college.


Nunavut Arctic College

Project Description

Improvements to information technology and communications systems across three campuses, research facilities and 25 community learning centres

Federal Contribution ($)2 200 000

Territorial Contribution ($)2 762 987

An Inuktitut release and backgrounder are available at the following addresses:

An Inuinnaqtun release is available at the following address:

For more information, please contact

Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
Gary Toft
Director of Communications


Industry Canada
Media Relations


Minister Responsible for the Nunavut Arctic College
Teresa Hughes
Executive Assistant to Honourable Daniel Shewchuk
867-975-5044 (FAX)


Nunavut Arctic College
Box 230, Arviat NU X0C 0E0
Jamie Bell
Public Affairs Officer

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JOB: Assistant Director of Communications @ NTI

Assistant Director of Communications - Employment Details

Released | September 22, 2009 |

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Under the direction of the Director of Communications, you will prepare and implement internal communications plans, procedures and systems to ensure effective communication within and between Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. departments, offices and organizational levels. You will also prepare and implement external communications plans, programs and materials to inform and educate the Inuit of Nunavut, government, outside agencies and the public at large on the content and meaning of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA), and on the accomplishments, activities and programs of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Qualifications include knowledge of production of the production requirements in a variety of media, experience in managing communications functions within a diverse organization. Effective oral and written communications skills and proven skills in motivating and managing staff and contractors as well as proven ability to deal with simultaneously multiple files. Thorough knowledge of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.'s mission, programs and activities. You must possess excellent computer skills and strong presentation and writing skills.

Oral and written fluency in English and Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun is required.

Equivalencies or combination of education, training and experience will be considered.


For a full description of this position, please contact:

Manager, Human Resources
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
P.O. Box 280
Rankin Inlet, NU
X0C 0G0
Tel: (867) 645-5411
Fax: (867) 645-3872


31st International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)

From: PHM-SA Coordinator
Linda Mashingaidze
People's Health Movement SA - Right to Health Campaign

Please note that the deadline for receiving applications is November
21st, 2009 and that only the 2010 Application Forms will be accepted.
You can also find the documents, in English and French, on our web
site at:

Should you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to
contact the IHRTP Team at

The application forms are available on the EQUITAS website

>>> "IHRTP-PIFDH" <> 2009/09/18 08:12 PM >>>

31st International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada, June 6 – June 25, 2010

We are delighted to contact you today with details about our next
annual International Human Rights Training Program. We are looking
forward to another inspiring three-week program and the opportunity to
meet more than 120 participants from around 60 different countries.

We are inviting you to forward the [url for the] Application Form, Program
Information and Memorandum of Agreement to your network of human
rights activists and encourage organizations who you think could
benefit from the program to apply. It is also a good opportunity to
share with your network your personal experience at the IHRTP. We
always appreciate recommendations from IHRTP Alumni.

In circulating the information please bear in mind that the IHRTP is
intended for human rights workers and educators from non-governmental
organizations, National Human Rights Institutions, government bodies
and educational institutions. The goal of the IHRTP is to strengthen
the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake human rights
education efforts aimed at building a global culture of human rights.
The curriculum is based on principles of adult experiential learning
in which participants and facilitators engage in a process of mutual
teaching and learning. The Program Information provides a detailed
description of the Program.

We received more than 900 applications for the 2009 IHRTP and it is
therefore unlikely that we will have enough spaces for all of the
qualified candidates. The selection process and participant profile we
are looking for are described in the attached document. The Equitas
Selection Committee gives priority to the organisations best able to
demonstrate their commitment and effectiveness in relation to human
rights promotion and education. Consideration is also given to overall
gender balance, geographic representation and the availability of

Please note that the deadline for receiving applications is November
21st, 2009 and that only the 2010 Application Forms will be accepted.
You can also find the documents, in English and French, on our web
site at:

Should you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to
contact the IHRTP Team at

Ian Hamilton
Directeur Général / Executive Director
Centre international d'éducation aux droits humains /
International Centre for Human Rights Education
666 Sherbrooke ouest, Bureau 1100
Montréal, QC, Canada H3A 1E7

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

How do you sell your non-profit it 30 seconds?

The Ask

by ben on September 22, 2009 more at

How do you sell your non-profit it 30 seconds?

It's a lot tougher than it sounds. I find myself constantly changing my pitch based on who I'm talking to, what my specific ask is, how long I have to talk and, to be honest, my mood.

Lincoln at Gettysburg (circled). Two minutes and the rest is history.

Lincoln at Gettysburg (circled). Two minutes and the rest was history.

But there are a number of constants that I try to remember, including:

1) Use simple language. The number one mistake people make is to explain their work in complicated industry terms. Don't. Use simple, easy to understand language. You never want someone to walk away thinking "what the hell was that person saying?" You don't come off as smart if you confuse people with industry terms, etc. Studies show that, on average, people perceive others as smarter when they use less and more simple words to get their point across.

2) It's about the end product. Talk concisely about the end result you hope to have. How many kids you will save. How many people you will feed. Avoid the temptation to ramble on about you. Don't talk about how you are starting this great organization because of some experience you had last year. blah, blah, blah. Get to the point!

3) Be pithy. You only have a few moments to sell your wares. Tell them how you are going to address a significant problem in as few and finely constructed words as possible. The Gettysburg Address was only two minutes long.

4) Know exactly what you want from the person you're talking to. Do you want them to donate? Sign up for your newsletter? Volunteer? You've worked hard at getting someone excited about your work…don't leave them high and dry–give them something they can do to help!

5) Practice. Practice. Practice. Write down your 10 second, 30 second and 2 minute pitches. Think them through. Test them with friends and family that will give honest and constructive advice. Use them. See what works and doesn't work. Constantly improve.

The ask, or the pitch, is perhaps the single most important element for success. It will determine if people follow you or make fun of you. It will determine if people donate or not. It will determine how people perceive you as a leader of your organization. Work on it. Perfect it.

About Ben

Sunday, 20 September 2009

"Sophie Leger for RadioTaiga"

"... Musician Sophie Leger performs the traditional Francophone tune, Au chant de l'alouette, during the Radio Taiga fund raiser on 48th Street in downtown Yellowknife on Sunday, Sept. 13.

The bilingual songwriter will be on stage again at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. She will launch her second album, A Place In Me, with a concert featuring lots of special guests.

Ninth annual Radio Taiga radio-thon fundraiser

$4785 was raised

More than a dozen musicians performed live in the studio and during Sunday's outdoor concert. In addition to live music, the audience enjoyed fresh corn on the cob. ..."

Friday, 18 September 2009

Call for entries - Films from the North

Films from the North - call for entries

2009-09-17 09:28
Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway's largest film festival,
invites short and documentary films to participate in its sidebar Films
from the North. For the tenth year running, Films from the North will
present new shorts and documentaries from the Barents region and northern
Canada. We invite films wherein the subject, the production or the
director is related to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland,
Russia or Canada to participate.

The Tromsø Palm Award

Selected films can be shown in or out of competition. The Tromsø Palm
(Tromsøpalmen) will be awarded to the best film in competition, along with
a prize of 5000 Euro to the film's director.

Film Submission
The submission deadline is October 15, 2009. A DVD copy of the film must
be sent to us by October 20. Works-in-Progress are accepted.

Participating directors who attend TIFF will receive a travel grant, free
accreditation and invitations to TIFF's main events.

Submission form and further guidelines can be found here

Film submission is now open! Submission deadline is October 15. Read the
entry guidelines
and submit you film here.

Tromsø Internasjonale Filmfestival, Postboks 285, 9253 Tromsø, Norge.

Gateadresse: Verdensteatret, Storgt. 93b 9008 Tromsø.

Tel: +47 77 75 30 90
Fax: +47 77 75 30 99

Thursday, 17 September 2009


This site is designed for Arctic youth, with contributions from Arctic
youth. OOKPIK is your gateway to Arctic networks, knowledge, opinions and

Ookpik was created under the auspices of the Future of Children and Youth
of the Arctic (2005), which is an initiative of the Arctic Council
Sustainable Development Working Group, one of the five working groups of
the Arctic Council. It continues to be supported by Foreign Affairs
Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the Walter and Duncan
Gordon Foundation. It is hosted and maintained by the International
Institute for Sustainable Development.

The Arctic Council members come from the eight circumpolar nations, as
well as from six indigenous groups. We invite you into the site to
discover more about youth in neighboring circumpolar countries and to
explore the opportunities and programs available to the youth of the
Circumpolar world. We hope it challenges you to think about ways to expand
circumpolar cooperation.

“Stories of the Night Sky” Project for First Nation , Metis and Inuit Youth aged 16 to 19

Anglican Indigenous Network - News

"Stories of the Night Sky" Project for First Nation, Metis and Inuit Youth
aged 16 to 19
Posted On : September 17, 2009 11:04 AM | Posted By : Webmaster
Related Categories: Canada

A call for First Nation, Métis and Inuit aged 16 to 19 to develop their
media skills while preserving the age-old tradition of storytelling. If
you are interested in or have experience in storytelling, if you enjoy new
media and are willing to learn, then read on

Do you maintain a positive relationship with community Elders? Do you have
knowledge of the culture and traditions of your community or want to know
about these things? Do you work well independently as well as in a team?
Do you speak an Aboriginal language (although this is not necessary, it
would be a plus!)? If any or all of these things apply to you, then we
would love to hear from you. In recognition of the UNESCO International
Year of Astronomy 2009, The National Association of Friendship Centres
will work toward developing a website to showcase First Nation, Métis and
Inuit "Stories of the Night Sky" from across Canada. Fourteen young people
will be chosen to participate in this project, one from each province and
territory. Status or Non-status First Nation, Métis, or Inuit are all
invited to apply. Each participant will have online media training to
develop their interviewing and camera skills; we don't put you out there
alone, there will always be someone available to you for guidance.

The perks: you get to keep the camera, there is a small stipend when your
part of the project is completed, and your work will be on a web site
dedicated to "Aboriginal Stories of the Night Sky" that will play a part
in the preservation of Aboriginal languages, traditional knowledge and

Please apply in writing and tell us about yourself, answering the
following questions:

* Why does this project interest you?
* Do you have computer skills and access to a computer?
* Where you live?
* What is your first language?
* Do you know other languages and if so, which ones?

Participants will be asked to find stories of the night sky from their
particular community. These must be stories that have been well researched
and that are from reputable sources. The chosen participants will be
required to:

* Sign a contract confirming their commitment
* Provide 3 to 5 stories, myths and/or local legends which can be
presented on video as a photo essay, a narrative slide show, or
combination of photo essay and narrative slide show;
* Conduct an interview with an online delivery of 3 to 5 minutes with
an Elder who they find inspiring.

We will accept applications until 5pm EST, September 30th, 2009. You will
be notified only if you are accepted so please give us your address and a
contact phone number.

Apply online at:
For more information, please contact Geraldine King, NAFC
Communications Officer or 1877-563-4844 ext 328.

Apply by snail mail to: Stories of the Night Sky

National Association of Friendship Centres
Attention: Geraldine King, Communications Officer
275 MacLaren Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0L9
Fax: 613-594-3428

Video Essay: Games Inuvialuit Play

AP photographer Rick Bowmer captured the 40th Annual Circumpolar Northern Games which celebrate the traditions of Tuktoyaktuk, a small native community along the northern shores of Canada. (Sept. 16)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

NFB film profiles Western Arctic radio station

Film profiles Western Arctic radio station
A tiny radio station in Fort McPherson, N.W.T., is in the spotlight this
week with the debut of a National Film Board documentary about the
station's people and programming.
Full Story:

Monday, 14 September 2009

Reminder - Early Registration: Northern Governance Policy Research Conference, Yellowknife, NT

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From: Northern Research Network <>
Date: 2009/9/14
Subject: Reminder - Early Registration: Northern Governance Policy Research Conference, Yellowknife, NT

From: Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox []
Reminder: Early Registration
Northern Governance Policy Research Conference
Yellowknife, NT, Canada
3-5 November 2009
This is a reminder that 15 September 2009 is the early registration deadline for the Northern Governance Policy Research Conference being held in Yellowknife, NT, 3-5 November 2009.
Conference details and preliminary program can be found at:

Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, PhD
Conference Chair
On behalf of the Organizing Committee

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Northern Research Network

Transport Canada 'fictitiously' expensing millions to Mackenzie Valley pipeline

Federal public servants at Transport Canada are routinely filing millions
of dollars in expenses – including overtime, salaries and computers –
toward a construction project that doesn't exist.

Further, The Globe and Mail has learned that public servants who object to
the scheme are routinely overruled by their managers.

The Mackenzie Valley pipeline remains a mega-project that is perpetually
on the horizon – yet it lacks the financial backing and environmental
approvals to green-light construction.

The project seemed closer at hand when a fund was set up at Transport
Canada six years ago so that the department could oversee the expected
increase in air traffic and other transportation needs.

Though the pipeline remains in limbo, the department has kept the fund
alive year after year, using it to cover millions in expenses that have
nothing to do with the pipeline.

Documents released through access-to-information requests list the
expenses, which total $10.7-million since 2004. Expenses continued to be
billed to the pipeline project this year.

What's more, government documents show Transport Canada managers insisted
employees bill all expenses to the fund for any travel that is loosely in
the area of the proposed pipeline – listing 23 communities in the
Northwest Territories as "Mackenzie Valley locations." When employees
noted their trips to the region had nothing to do with the pipeline, they
were told that Transport Canada headquarters approved the use of the fund
based on geography.

"To fictitiously spend money on a project that's not going anywhere, I
don't think is appropriate," said captain Daniel Slunder, who has spent
most of his career working at Transport Canada's Ottawa headquarters.
Earlier this year, Mr. Slunder took a leave from the department to head
the union representing Transport Canada flight inspectors. Only then did
he learn from members about the pipeline fund.


Sunday, 13 September 2009

Nunavut judge heads south after 20 years in North; says system lacks resources

Nunavut judge heads south after 20 years in North; says system ...
660 News - Calgary,AB,Canada
"We had half a day free in Arviat just a couple of weeks ago, so we rented some ATVs and went out for the afternoon across the tidal flats," she recalls. ...

Science puts malaria fight on the map

Science puts malaria fight on the map

Ottawa researchers are using satellite images to track the Africans at
greatest risk of disease


A satellite picture taken from 700 kilometres above the Earth shows
agricultural and irrigated land in Tanzania. Researchers Jeremy Kerr and
Manisha Kulkarni used the map to track the local mosquito population, and
accurately predicted where it would be most dense. Their research allowed
them to target the village of Kiruani, seen as an oblong orange strip in
this image, just below the large orange ring surrounding Mount


Nunavut BLOG: Northernbound Nurse "officially moving to Arviat Nunavut"

Northernbound Nurse

Well here we go world.... August 26th I got my verbal offer and September 4th I got my emailed version of the offer. I am officially moving to Arviat Nunavut! Wowsers!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Canadian Animal Assistance Team: Baker Lake, Nunavut, 2009

Canadian Animal Assistance Team: Baker Lake, Nunavut, 2009


On Monday, September 7th, a team of nine veterinary professionals from all
over Canada embarked on an expedition to the great white north.
Specifically, the team headed to Baker Lake, the only inland community in
Nunavut, and one which is aptly referred to as the "geographic centre of
Canada". Nestled in a beautiful and remote landscape of vast tundra and
shimmering lakes, the community of Baker Lake is home to around 2000
people, as well as approximately 250 dogs and around 20 cats that are in
desperate need for veterinary care.

After flights from their respective hometowns, seven of the nine team
members met with great excitement (and exhaustion!) at the Winnipeg
airport for the two flights which would take them to their final Arctic
destination. The remaining team members, Gina and Julie, would arrive in
Baker Lake later that evening. CAAT is sincerely grateful to First Air,
"the Airline of the North", which has been exceedingly generous in
subsidizing team member flights not only to Baker Lake, but also to
previous communities in the territory. The Eastern Arctic is one of the
most expensive places to fly in the world, so as such, the help is much
appreciated. Thank you, First Air!


Famed Inuk returns to Kivalliq for first time in 70 year

Famed Inuk returns to Kivalliq for first time in 70 years
Northern News Services
Kiviaq said he'd give the Government of Nunavut a C for its performance
during the territory's first decade. He said when one hears government talk
about ...

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Karl Johnston, Ft Smith, NWT won a prize in the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2009

Karl Johnston, Ft Smith, NWT
won a prize in the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2009

Head on over to the astrophoto group to see more.

Category winners – Earth and Space

This hugely varied category was for photos that included landscape or people. Pictures also had to show an astronomical subject such as the stars, the Moon, or aurora. Tell us what you think about the winners in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year group on Flickr.

  • Earth and Space – highly-commended


    Bow of Orion by Karl Johnston (Canada)  

    A few words from the photographer: 'I always loved viewing the majestic aurora borealis, and I would always wonder why it would only be me out there watching them on the cold nights growing up in Fort Smith, NWT, Canada. Every night I would go for miles and miles to escape the light pollution, into the sub-arctic wilderness. Trudging through three-and-a-half-foot snow and -40°C weather or below to eventually stop, look up, and attempt to orchestrate the dance of the aurora borealis through my camera.'

    What's in the picture: The auroras or Northern and Southern Lights are caused by the interaction between the Earth's atmosphere and a stream of particles from the Sun known as the Solar Wind. The Earth's magnetic field funnels these particles down over the planet's poles, giving rise to 'glowing curtains' of coloured light which are best seen in the night sky.

    Equipment: Canon 50D DSLR camera; Tokina - 11–16-mm lens; ISO 800; 20-second exposure

    What competition judge Dan Holdsworth thought: 'Through careful composition which creates a rhythm and symmetry between the veils of movement in the aurora's light and the silhouetted shapes of the trees, the photograph 'Bow of Orion' beautifully expresses something of the strangely musical and trance-like quality within the nature of the auroral experience.'


Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Royal Marines Successfully Navigate North-West Passage by Open Boat

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Royal Marines Successfully Navigate North-West Passage by Open Boat

A Royal Marines duo have successfully navigated the central section of the Arctic's notorious North-West passage, in a 17 foot open boat.
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Oliver (42) and Major Tony Lancashire (36) have taken 42 days to sail and row their 17-foot boat Arctic Mariner 1,400 miles through Canada's Northern provinces. They started from Inuvik, on the Beaufort Sea on July 24, travelled east and arrived safely in Gjoa Haven on King William Island at the weekend.

A year in the planning, the duo's expedition was conceived to raise awareness of the charity 'Toe in the Water' for which they have raised in excess of £10K. The charity is dedicated to inspiring injured servicemen and women to move beyond their disability through competitive sailing - an extension of Headley Court's rehabilitation programme. Both of them are veterans of Iraq and Northern Ireland and Tony has also served in Afghanistan. Kevin will be deploying to Afghanistan on his return from the Arctic.

The adventurers used the latest Canadian ice charts to weave their way through the hostile  Arctic seas and landscape, braving freezing storms, pack ice, charging bears and curious whales. With typical Royal Marine sang froid, Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Oliver said, "This has not been all plain sailing, we have had 90% more ice than the seasonal norm and as a consequence have had to drag the boat across ice as well as row and sail it. The weather and local wild life has provided us with a number of heart stopping moments which rank among the most memorable of the trip, all of which was topped off by the hospitality of the people we met. A great adventure!"

At the successful conclusion of the voyage, Tony Lancashire said, "Every one of the 42 days has offered a unique experience, from the Arctic landscape and wildlife to the incredibly hospitable people that we have met in the northern communities.

Patron of the expedition, Major General Garry Robison (Commandant General Royal Marines), praised their achievement today:

"I have enormous admiration for what Kev Oliver and Tony Lancashire have accomplished. Not only have they demonstrated outstanding qualities of determination, fortitude and cheerfulness in the face of adversity, the money they have raised for the charity Toe In The Water will directly benefit and support servicemen and women seriously injured in the cause of their duty. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines should be justifiably proud of what they have achieved."

The epitome of Royal Marine resourcefulness, Kevin and Oliver have succeeded where others have failed using a sailing and rowing 'cruiser' designed and built in Nova Scotia; called a Norseboat, the versatile craft was specially reinforced to cope with ice laden with a range of survival equipment and stores of freeze-dried food. It remained just light enough for Kevin and Tony to haul her onto the ice when floes threatened to crush her and to travel significant distances across the ice to reach open water.

For centuries mariners and explorers have dreamt of a Northwest Passage which would link the Atlantic with the Pacific Ocean – and many have perished in the attempt to get through. Among the most notable was the voyage in 1847 by Captain Sir John Franklin during which he and the crews of HM Ships Erebus and Terror were lost without trace.

The expedition titled 'Arctic Mariner' has its own web site and Kevin and Tony managed to keep a blog running and post images through-out the voyage (

Notes to Editors:

1. Background

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Oliver joined the Royal Marines in 1989 and is a mountain and Arctic specialist. He has served in Iraq and Northern Ireland. He is a certified sailing yacht skipper and on one expedition floated down the Amazon on a raft he built from balsa wood. He lives in Devon with his wife and two children.

Major Tony Lancashire has been a member of the Corps for 14 years and is a small boat operations specialist who has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Northern Ireland. He is an experienced sailor and has spent time in Arctic Canada and Norway as well as the jungles of West Africa and the Far East. Tony also lives in Devon. His partner Lara, a commando doctor also serving in the Armed Forces, is an accomplished mountaineer, summiting Makalu in the Himalayas last year.

The North West Passage is a sea route through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways in the Canadian Arctic, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It was first successfully navigated by Roald Amundsen in 1906, taking three years in a steel-hulled seal-hunting vessel. Success depends very much on the northward retreat of sea ice during the summer and while recent trends suggested favourable conditions, 2009 proved especially challenging with the worst ice in the Amundsen Gulf for a decade.

2. Footage and Imagery

High resolutions stills of the expedition can be downloaded from the Latest Packages section of the Defence News Imagery website ( For help on how to use DNI, please contact the MOD Press Office Bureau on 0207 218 7907. Moving pictures will be available later this week.

3. Opportunity to speak with the participants

There will be an opportunity to speak with Kevin Oliver and Tony Lancashire direct from their Arctic base camp this afternoon (Tuesday). Journalists wishing to speak with the team should contact James Gater at Fleet Media on 02392 625249 to arrange bids.

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Phone: For enquiries please contact the above department

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Tusarnituuq! Nagano in The Land of The Inuit

Tusarnituuq! Nagano in The Land of The Inuit

In September 2008, Canada's most prestigious orchestra, the Montreal
Symphony Orchestra, embarked on its first ever tour of the Canadian
Arctic. Led by internationally celebrated conductor Kent Nagano, the MSO
program featured a concert of music from the classical repertoire,
including Stravinksy's Histoire du soldat narrated in Inuktitut, the
language of the Inuit people, and a new work inspired by Inuit throat
singing from Canadian composer Alexina Louie. Offering intimate access to
Maestro Nagano, the artists, and the remote Inuit communities they visit,
this documentary captures an extraordinary meeting of two worlds through

Production company : Katarina Soukup, Catbird Productions, 3625, avenue
Hôtel-de-ville, bureau C, Montréal, QC (Canada),
Director : Félix Lajeunesse Script : Jobie Weetaluktuk
Photography : Alexandre Domingue Editor : Marie-Christine Sarda

Arctos Canadensis

Arctos Canadensis

Arctos (ark-tos): is the greek word for "bear." It frequently appears in
taxonomies for genus and species: such as ursus arctos beringianus (the
Siberian Brown Bear), arctostaphylos rubra (Red Bearberry, sometimes
called kinnikinnik), and chrysomyxa arctostaphyli (Spruce Broom Rust, a
source of Witches' Broom in Spruce trees). As a loan word in Latin, it
also sometimes has the meaning "north pole," "north wind," "polar region,"
and "night."

Canadensis (can-ah-den-sis): a taxonomic identifier like groenlandica,
europaea, or alpina indicating regional distinctiveness or varieties.

This is a bookmarking and news aggregation site.

I have several aims with the site: track my own reading habits on the web;
compile a growing and searchable database of northern news stories and
related issues; and promote different sites and resources offering
creative and innovative approaches to web communications and new media
focusing on northern Canada and the arctic.

I am an anthropologist, and I have lived and worked with First Nations
communities in northern Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the arctic. I am
currently completing a PhD in anthropology at the University of Chicago. I
am also an avid wilderness canoer, and have traveled widely in Nunavut and
the Northwest Territories. Arctos Canadensis is a component of a larger
site (blog, library, and travelogue), and brings together many of my
interests in film, anthropology, canoeing, sustainable development, First
Nations, graphic arts, natural history, new media, and web design.

Over time I hope to provide additional search and visualization tools for
browsing news stories on the site. The database can be viewed as an
expanding reference library for users, and can hopefully lead to
additional opportunities for web exploration and discovery, departure
points for research and enjoyment, and appreciation for the diversity and
creativity of new media experiments and innovative web design. Please
forward any suggestions you may have to improve the site and make it
relevant to a general audience. I am interested in learning from others
and building a shared sense of community and mutual interest around
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Chasing my Dreams – For this summer's adventure, we are paddling the Mara
and Burnside Rivers in Nunavut Territory from the headwaters at Nose Lake
to Bathurst Inlet on the Arctic Ocean. This trip completes a series of
trips I began in 2000 on the Coppermine and last summer on the Hood River.
Sir John Franklin explored the area in 1821 and 1822 on his tragic first
Royal Navy expedition down the Coppermine and back up the Hood River and
over land and across the Burnside River. We are bringing plenty of food
and gear for the 20 day trip. We should see caribou, wolves, muskox as
well as hawks, falcons and eagles. Getting there is half the fun.

[Ed Note: Photos are viable only via a Windows Live account, shame.]

Avativut Nunavut / Nunavut Friends of the Environment

Avativut Nunavut / Nunavut Friends of the Environment

this blog is a forum for news links, discussion and public notices
relating to environmental issues in Nunavut.

Friends of Environment Nunavut
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Friday, 4 September 2009

"Through young eyes" Frozen Eyes in Fort Liard; The full set of selected participant pictures & event documentation

"Through young eyes" 
Frozen Eyes in Fort Liard
The full set of participant pictures & event documentation as a set.... click on individual images to see full photo...
as a slide on individual images to see more information / individual photos...

Includes all the Frozen Eyes images on exhibition in Fort Liard at the Cultural Room in the Hamlet building.


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Thursday, 3 September 2009

"Focusing on Liard" B&W scan News Northwest of Monday August 31 2009

News Northwest Monday August 31 2009
"Focusing on Liard" Images taken in Fort Liard NWT, Canada during a Young Photographers Workshop presented by the Frozen Eyes Photographic Society thanks to the sponsorship of the Hamlet of Fort Liard, NWT - BHP-Billiton and the NWT Arts Council

Frozen Eyes Photographic Society in Fort Liard, NWT


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Graduate Student Fellowships - Call for Proposals: Canada’s Role in the Circumpolar World

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From: UArctic Shared Voices Newsletter
Call for Proposals:
Graduate Student Fellowships - Canada's Role in the Circumpolar World
The Northern Governance Thematic Network of the University of the Arctic, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is pleased to announce nine available fellowships for Graduate Students, valued at $5000 each. The purpose of these fellowships is to support the creation of research papers on Canada's international arctic role.

Research papers will focus on one of the following two areas:

1. The Arctic Council as a mechanism to advance Canada's foreign policy objectives, including: (1) to deepen the exchange of best practices and explore a more robust discussion on policy issues and coordination; (2) to increase the outreach and advocacy role of the of the Arctic Council, including vis-à-vis Northerners; (3) to identify key emerging issues regarding sustainable development and environmental protection facing the Arctic requiring further study/research.

2. Canada in the circumpolar world: (1) future political trends and challenges facing the region; (2) how Arctic states can best manage emerging issues in the region bilaterally and/or multilaterally (eg. issues such as pollution/environment, Emergency Response, Search and Rescue through bilateral or multilateral cooperation/instruments including the International Maritime Organization, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change etc.); (3) opportunities for Canada to take a leadership role.


Qualified applicants must:

• be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
• be actively pursuing a graduate degree (Master's, Ph.D. or equivalent) in circumpolar and/or northern research;
• be in good academic standing, as determined by your university;
• submit a completed application form (available here)
• submit a 1 page paper proposal/abstract;
• submit a letter of appraisal from a supervisor;

Deadline for application is 1 November 2009.

Final papers/essays must be submitted in English or French and cannot exceed 5,000 words including footnotes. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 December 2009. Final papers are due 1 March 2010.

Submit applications to:

Dr. Greg Poelzer International Centre for Governance and Development
9 Campus Drive, Rm 280.1 Arts
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

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Greyhound may drop Yukon & NWT service

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Greyhound to Cease Operations in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario with
Other Provinces to Follow Shortly

Federal and Provincial Governments Continue to Ignore the Issues Facing
the Intercity Bus Industry

BURLINGTON, ON, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - After ongoing discussions with
the federal and provincial governments, Greyhound Canada made
the very difficult decision to provide the notice to the
operating authorities in Ontario and Manitoba that they will be
ceasing operations. In Manitoba, the Company will cease all
operations in the province and in Ontario the Company will
cease operations in Northwestern Ontario. In addition, the
Company is reviewing its operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan,
British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.
"The decision to cease our operations in Northwestern Ontario and
Manitoba was a very difficult one. We have repeatedly asked the federal
and provincial governments to change the existing legislative and
regimes that govern inter-city bus operations," said Stuart Kendrick, Senior
Vice President Greyhound Canada. "Our financial situation is dire and we
are no longer in a position to absorb losses that are almost solely
attributable to government policies."
In the next 30 and 90 days Greyhound Canada will continue to
work with the federal and provincial governments to try and
find a solution to this
emergency. Greyhound has asked for assistance to cover its losses while
the federal and provincial governments develop a solution in order to
maintain this essential service to rural Canadians.
The Government of Canada has constitutional jurisdiction over the
intercity bus industry with their regulatory powers being delegated to the
provinces. All of the provinces in which Greyhound operates exercise some
of regulatory oversight over scheduled intercity bus operations. Bus
operators are being forced to financially support unprofitable route
services to small-town Canada through an intricate web of cross-subsidies
from their
profitable passenger routes, from bus parcel operations and from ancillary
profit sources.
"Despite numerous attempts over the years to adjust this
business model in order to gain a profitable footing, Greyhound
Canada has now run out of options," said Kendrick. "We need the
provincial and federal governments to work with us on finding a
solution to the problems that they have created for our company
and our industry."
In Ontario, the notice to the Ontario Highway Transport Board
is 90 days, meaning Greyhound service in Northwestern Ontario
will cease as of December 2, 2009. In Manitoba, the Company is
providing 30 days notice to the Manitoba Highway Traffic Board
(MHTB). The MHTB requires no notice on the ceasing of
operations, however in order to honour all passenger tickets
sold to date the Company is providing a 30 day notice period.

About Greyhound Canada

Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus
transportation in Canada, serving nearly 700 communities and
offering 1,000 daily departures across the country. The company
also provides Greyhound Courier Express, QuickLink commuter
service and tour, sightseeing and transit services. For fare
and schedule information call 1-800661-8747 or visit


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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Medical Health Officer urges NWT residents to get H1N1 vaccine

Medical Health Officer urges NWT residents to get H1N1 vaccine
The Hub (Hay River)
The Chief Medical Health Officer of the Northwest Territories encouraged
every resident of the NWT to get vaccinated against the H1N1 virus this
fall. ...

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Quppa Jaw, Nunavut, Suzanne Hale, Yukon - Top BMO Graduating Student Artists

[Editor's Note: No NWT particpant mentioned]
Yukon Territory - Suzanne Hale, Klondike Institute of Arts & Culture.
Nunavut - Quppa Jaw, Nunavut Arctic College

BMO Announces Top Graduating Student Artists in Canada
Canada NewsWire (press release)


BMO Financial Group's 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition celebrates the creativity of art students from post-secondary institutions across Canada. Deans and instructors of undergraduate certificate, diploma, and degree programs in visual art are invited to select from their graduating classes three students, whose ability and imagination place them 1st among their peers. A distinguished selection committee chooses a national winner and one winner from each eligible province and territory.

The national winner receives $5,000 and the regional winners each receive $2,500 for his or her artwork. The national winner's work will become part of BMO's corporate art collection, which includes historical and contemporary Canadian masters such as Kenojuak Ashevak, Emily Carr, Paterson Ewen, Tom Forestall, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Lawren Harris, Thaddeus Holownia, David Milne, Margaret Priest, Denyse Thomasos, Ian Wallace and others. All winning entries will be on display at the 1st Art! 2009 exhibition, held at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in October 2009.