Tag Archives: culture

Modern films for a new nation

This may not be news to you but clued out as I often am, it’s news to me. The producers of Nuummioq, billed as “the first international feature to ever come out of Greenland,” are still exhibiting their film at … Continue reading

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Inukshukification for the nation

I never believed until now that inanimate rocks were capable of reproduction: “The Inukshukification of Highway 69.” In addition, I’ve found some strange ones myself:

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Political science

Much to my amusement, I read today that the people of Reykjavik, Iceland last month elected a comedian to serve as their next mayor. Jon Gnarr, 43, who contested the election on behalf of new formation called the “Best Party,” … Continue reading

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If you’re in Ottawa, check this out

The play Night, starring 16-year-old Abigail Ootova of Pond Inlet and developed by the Human Cargo theatre group of Toronto over the past few years, is showing Jan. 4 to Jan. 16 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Today … Continue reading

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“When cultures meet, great art ensues.”

So says New Zealand’s Eric Crampton, who comments on the Cape Dorset print shop’s 50th year of art production.

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Disrobing the disrobers (1)

You can log on to Amazon today and for only $20.76 you can order an imperfect but essential piece of gutsy whistle-blowing by Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard: Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation. Their core … Continue reading

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The IFAW goes for a reindeer ride

That $100-million-a-year fundraising business known as the International Fund for Animal Welfare has now set its sights on the Peary and Dolphin-Union caribou herds. The Peary caribou range lies entirely within Nunavut, while the Dolphin-Union herd’s range straddles the boundary … Continue reading

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Kenojuak Ashevak honoured in Iqaluit

Bear with me. The slide show below, my first, represents a clumsy exercise in self-education. WordPress is very finicky about allowing third-party code on their site and this slide show service is one of only three they allow. It’s not … Continue reading

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Born this day

I first heard the music of Eric Dolphy on a Charles Mingus album I bought when I was an awkward, troubled 16-year-old boy. I know. I’m aware of the redundancy embedded within the last sentence. All 16-year-old boys are awkward … Continue reading

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