Yearly Archives: 2010

Photos: 2010 Jokkmok Winter Conference

Elizabeth Zarpa brought back these photos from the 2010 Jokkmok Winter Conference in Sweden. The Sapmi flag below is the flag of the Sâmi people, who live in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden.

 

Photos: Jokkmokk, Sweden 2010

Napatsi Folger brought back the following photos and comments from the Winter Conference in Jokkmok Sweden in 2010.

While in Jokkmokk, Sweden the CYLP interns attended the local reindeer races. Man those things are fast!


If any hat could replace Peter the Hat it would have been this one, too bad I didn’t have 2800 Kr!

Here is a picture of Calista and Napatsi, two circumpolar young leaders, at the Historic Market in Jokkmokk, Sweden. What a beautiful day!

 


In February 2010, the Circumpolar Young Leaders Program Interns attended the Jokkmokk Winter Conference in Jokkmokk, Sweden as part of their debriefing session. Napatsi Folger is shown here, with her new hat Peter, which she regretfully lost after only four short days. This photograph was taken by Jesse Tungilik. thanks Jesse!

 

Photos: Nuuk, Greenland November 2009 – Part 2

Napatsi Folger took these photographs while attending the Hope and Resilience in Suicide Prevention Seminar in Nuuk, Greenland in November 2009.


In Nuuk, to keep the traditional feel of the original Dutch settlers, certain colours are maintained around the town. It’s a beautiful community!

Here I am in Nuuk, Greenland, mailing my Christmas wishlist to good ol’ saint Nick. Maybe I should have asked for a ladder?
 

Photos: Orientation 2009

In September 2009 the four Circumpolar Young Leaders Program Interns met up in Winnipeg, Manitoba to train for our internships.


Calista Morrision, from Whitehorse, YK, Jesse Tungilik, from Iqaluit, NU, Elizabeth Zarpa, from Happy Valley/Goose Bay, Labrador, and Napatsi Folger, from Iqaluit, NU.


In this photograph, Napatsi Folger and Jesse Tungilik fight off the hordes of mosquitoes while they do a team building exercise. Mosquitoes 1 – Team “Not Even” 0….


Jesse and Napatsi looking a little square.

 


“I haven’t played lava tag since I was a kid!”

 

Photos: Iqualuit Summer 2010

Napatsi Folger took these photos at home in Iqualuit, Nunavut.


I went berry picking one day in August with my friend Brad, and wound up laying in the grass for a while. The Arctic tundra is a beautiful place.

Fishing and spotting Ctenophores in the bay in Apex, Nunavut with my brother. What a beautiful summer day in the suburbs of Iqaluit! (photo courtesy of Dr. Karen Folger)
 

Photos: Nuuk, Greenland November 2009

Napatsi Folger took these photographs while attending the Hope and Resilience in Suicide Prevention Seminar in Nuuk, Greenland in November 2009.

 

Photos: Orientation 2009 – Part 2

In September 2009 the four Circumpolar Young Leaders Program Interns met up in Winnipeg, Manitoba to train for our internships.


Calista Morrision, from Whitehorse, YK, Jesse Tungilik, from Iqaluit, NU, Elizabeth Zarpa, from Happy Valley/Goose Bay, Labrador, and Napatsi Folger, from Iqaluit, NU.


In this picture we were on our way to the Forks market in Winnipeg, for our last dinner together. Carolee Buckler, our Internship Coodinator (who has now moved on to work for Manitoba Department of Education – we miss you Carolee!) is in the shot with Calista, Napatsi and Jesse. Elizabeth Zarpa, the other intern is taking the photograph. Thanks for the picture Elizabeth!


Calista Morrision, from Whitehorse, YK, Jesse Tungilik, from Iqaluit, NU, Elizabeth Zarpa, from Happy Valley/Goose Bay, Labrador, and Napatsi Folger, from Iqaluit, NU.

 


Calista Morrision is shown here on the Red River, on our boat trip down by the Forks.

 

Dialogue Towards a University in Canda’s Far North

Napatsi Folger

Here is a letter from the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, presenting a report on having a university in Canada’s Arctic. You can view the report here.

We are pleased to provide you with the report Dialogue Towards a University in Canada’s Far North, an environmental scan commissioned by the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation.This document provides some initial context for a pan-northern/national conversation regarding the future of advanced post-secondary education for (and by) northerners, exploring in particular the idea of a university in Canada’s far north.

The report, as well as the dialogue to flow from it, was initiated by the Foundation with the goal of helping catalyze discussion and more focused action around such an initiative. It identifies a spectrum of key stakeholders, provides an overview of organizations and programs working on various advanced post-secondary initiatives and visions in the far north (mainly within Canada, but drawing on examples from elsewhere in the circumpolar world), and summarizes the perspectives of thirty key informants on such issues as the rationale and demand for a university in the far north, its potential structure and governance, success factors and financing/sustainability questions. While it begins to probe some of these elements, please note that this is not intended as a feasibility study.

The document recommends next steps in this process, focusing on how, where and with whom a dialogue should be structured.The key lesson: While the Foundation’s role is welcome as a catalyst and neutral convener, the vision of a university in the far north must be created and driven by northerners themselves, respecting and responding to unique cultural and regional contexts. Anything less would risk replicating colonial approaches.

To this end, the Gordon Foundation will convene a steering committee of Northerners to determine next steps for a dialogue. Please contact us at info@gordonfn.orgif you would like to be kept abreast of next steps or if you are interested in participating in a dialogue on this issue.

We welcome and encourage your feedback on this report as well as your thoughts on the broader notion of a university in Canada’s far north. For those who would like to share their comments more broadly, we will post them on our website with your permission.

 

Photos: Landscapes 2009


Wind River, Yukon Territories. Contributed by Anna Crawford. Anna wrote: “This is the Wind River. A river sought after by paddlers around the world, by exploration companies looking for uranium, by the Porcupine Caribou Herd as their wintering grounds and the traditional territory of the Nacho N’y’ak Dun and the Tetl’it Gwitch’in.”


Photo from Iceland. Contributed by Harry Borlase.


Contributed by Weeve Stinson. Weeve wrote: “This is a picture of the Klondike river in Dawson City, Yukon. I took in the summer of 2004. There were some major forest fires surrounding the Dawson area and for about a month there was smoke in the air from the forest fires. There were fire fighters all over town and planes constantly flying over town. Some people were bothered by the smoke and others were afraid the town would be evacuated.”


Contributed by Rachel Hansen. Rachel wrote: “This photo is of the Mackenzie Delta, this place here is where my culture lies with great pride and determination to keep it our land. Many of my ancestors conquered the Mackenzie Delta by travelling around with dog team, (back in the early days) and I have gained experience, first hand by being out on the land. I love my home land and I would definitely recommend this land for people to see the true beauty of the north.”

 

Exciting opportunies to participate in the Students on Ice Arctic Expedition 2010

Jesse Tungilik

Students on Ice is proud to offer several fully funded scholarships for our upcoming Arctic Youth Expedition from August 4-20, 2010!

This expedition represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for youth to expand their knowledge about the circumpolar world, and to gain a global perspective of the Arctic, its wonders, and its present and future challenges. Students on Ice offers unique educational expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic. Their mandate is to provide students, educators and scientists from around the world with inspiring educational opportunities at the ends of the Earth and, in doing so, help them foster a new understanding and respect for the planet.

Scholarships are available for youth, currently studying in high school who are between the ages of 14-18. Application deadlines are April 15th (Canadian Students) and April 23rd (Norwegian Students).

Please visit the following link for more information and application forms: Here.

If you are not eligible for these scholarships, but are interested in joining us as a student or chaperone, please contact the Participant Coordinator, Niki Trudeau: apply@studentsonice.com