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Building cultural understanding through storytelling

Meet the North will take you beyond the news headlines to meet some of the four million people who call the Arctic home. Here, you will find stories of modern Arctic culture that we have found by meeting one person at a time all across the global north. Our project is about listening to the stories northern people want to share and making space to build cultural relations between north and south.

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Highlights from our journey

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Make beauty out of your life

Making beauty. Taking whatever you have to work with–whatever your life gives you–be it the memory of a polar bear […]

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Understanding requires careful attention

Russian. Learning this new language feels like searching for a shoreline through the fog. When shapes begin to emerge, they […]

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Breakfast on the tundra

Breakfast on the tundra = boiled reindeer with salt, black tea with sugar, broth, and the ever present (ever delicious) […]

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Sneak peak from the tundra

A sneak peak from our time on the tundra with Chukchi reindeer herders. We just got back ‘home’ to our […]

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We are National Geographic Explorers

We meet up in the darnedest places, and we’re celebrating! We are National Geographic Explorers!! Meet the North is now […]

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Reunion in Chukotka

Provideniya, Chukotka. A town that immediately captured my heart. Perhaps you know this feeling, when you arrive somewhere new and […]

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