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New year, new ideas

Jenny's library in Ottawa.

Cleaning and culling my Arctic library in prep for some big time writing time this winter. ‘Arctic Dreams’ is so […]

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Stronger together

On June 16, 2017 the ICC turned 40.

The Inuit Circumpolar Council turns 40 today! “ICC was initially envisioned by the respected Inupiat leader, Eben Hopson, to protect […]

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Powerful history

Modern tupilaks are a re-imagining of an object originally bestowed with the power to kill.

Modern tupilaks bear little resemblance to the originals; in fact, none of the originals exist anymore. Pre-contact, tupilaks were fashioned […]

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History illustrated

Nuka K. Godtfredsen, the creator of a graphic novel series on Greenland's history.

Nuka K. Godtfredsen is the creator of four graphic novels about Greenland’s history from the early Inuit migrations to contact […]

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Day at the museum

Martin Appelt, an Arctic researcher at the National Museum of Denmark.

“These are called the treasure chambers, this is almost like open storage. This is from a strange time period. It’s […]

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Bridging the gap

Jens Heinrich stands in the Danish Parliament.

“Education has helped me to express what I feel inside,” said Jens Heinrich, an historian and political advisor to Greenlandic […]

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New perspectives

A view over Copenhagen.

One of the things that makes Copenhagen so fabulous is a very tall steeple wrapped in a golden staircase. Walk […]

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Layers of History

Sailboats in Copenhagen.

It’s a different kind of Arctic connection than what we have explored before, and it’s very interesting so far. We’re […]

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