Arts & Entertainment

Remembering Archie Beaulieu

November 20, 2017 - Yellowknife

For many Northerners, the work of Archie Beaulieau is instantly recognizable. It’s bright, bold, enchanting – and unmistakably rooted in a land that seems to live and breath through the canvas.

Beaulieu, who died recently at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer, achieved world-wide acclaim for his distinct depictions of Northern life, namely through his portrayals of Dene tradition, culture and folklore. Drawing influences from his roots as a member of the Tlicho First Nations, Beaulieu developed a unique brand of art that played with colour and married the abstract and the familiar.

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RCMP locate overdue person

November 18, 2017 - Inuvik

RCMP responded to a search and rescue approximately 40 km outside of Inuvik and successfully located the overdue hunter and returned him to Inuvik Tuesday, Nov. 7.

A family member had notified the RCMP the previous Monday that the hunter had not been heard from and was suspected to have headed toward Husky Lakes, between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk.

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Upcoming events in Yellowknife for month of November

November 17, 2017 - Yellowknife

Check out what’s happening this month.

Shambhala Meditation
Mondays in November
— 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Looking for some peace of mind? Visit the Public Library’s meeting room and join the Shambhala Yellowknife group in meditation and conversation. Beginners are welcome and instruction is provided at the free event.

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Housing contract falls apart

November 12, 2017 - NWT

Ulukhaktok Mayor Laverna Klengenberg says people in the community are “making due” with the housing they’ve got, but the community could use more social housing and some upgrades to the old homes that are currently there.

Meanwhile, three NWT Housing Corp. modular homes—which she believes are not for social housing but for market sale, as some of the corp.’s properties are—sit unfinished in the community as winter begins to set in.

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Northern magic on display

October 23, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

In a unique show launching this weekend, Canadians will get to see the cultural, artistic and athletic talents of the North up close. The From the North showcase is making its way first to the capitals of the North – Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit – and then the southern cities of Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver.

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Tanya Tagaq documentary on the way

October 20, 2017 - Toronto

Cambridge Bay musical artist and activist Tanya Tagaq will be featured in a National Film Board documentary titled Throat, due for release in winter 2019.

The film will explore Tagaq’s creative talent and political stances while delivering “a 360-degree sound mix that will whirl around the audience like an immersive cyclone,” according to the National Film Board.

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NSCC inmates start letter writing campaign

October 13, 2017 - Yellowknife

As many as 80 inmates, more than half the men in custody at the North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) have put pen to paper writing open letters to MLAs and the minister of justice.

The letters outline grievances about how things are run at the facility such as a lack of quality programming, the removal of the recreation director and the inability to access exams for educational upgrading. That is according to inmate Daniel Gillis who said he not only wrote one of the letters, but encouraged other inmates to do the same.

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Isuma showcase in Toronto

October 8, 2017 - Iglulik

Thirty years of Iglulik Inuit video art from Isuma, Arnait and Artcirq will be on exhibit at the 2017

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Oct. 16 to 21.

“This anniversary presents an opportunity to take a look at what has been accomplished over the years. Isuma has contributed a incomparable body of work to contemporary Inuit visual culture,” said curator Isabella-Rose Weetaluktuk.

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Satellite regulation improvements

October 7, 2017 - Inuvik

Finance Minister Robert McLeod told the legislative assembly last week that the GNWT is lobbying the federal government to improve the satellite regulatory system.

“The potential of growing Inuvik through national and international customers is very positive for our territory’s future,” he stated, referencing completion of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link earlier this year.

“Current federal licensing processes for satellite telecommunications are outdated, but our government will work with Canada to encourage them to modernize their regulatory regime and better support these opportunities for Inuvik.”

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Photographer brings the East Arm to Yk

October 2, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

 

Pay attention, be astonished, tell about it.

These lines, from a poem by Mary Oliver, are part of the inspiration East Arm resident Kristen Gilbertson Olesen took to document 30 years of life on the Hoarfrost River. On Saturday, she debuted those photos as part of a collection called Beyond Taltheilei to a crowded room at the Yellowknife Public Library.

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