NNSL Arts and Entertainment Stories

Class trips play integral role in life, education at Naujaat’s Tuugaalik High School

Tuugaalik High School Grade 9 student Pakka Arnatsiaq enjoys a juicy caribou eyeball during his class's land trip in Naujaat on Sept. 6, 2018. photo courtesy of Julia MacPherson
September 17, 2018 - Naujaat

Students and staff at Tuugaalik High School place a high value on the school’s annual land-and-boat trips, which are part of the approach to the blending of culture and academic learning that Tuugaalik is well-known for.

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An artistic dream realized

Grand opening ceremonies were held at the $10.2-million, 10,400-square-foot Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in Cape Dorset on Sept. 5 and Sept. 8.
September 17, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Residents of Cape Dorset gathered on Sept. 5 to partake in the grand opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop.

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A mountain away

September 16, 2018

Friends, after a great summer in my hometown of Radilih Koe, Fort Good Hope, it’s good to be back to school, now just beginning my fourth year of Indigenous PhD studies.

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Focus now on celebrating life

Barney Tootoo displays the sign and memorial picture dedicated to the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in memory of his son, Terence Tootoo, in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
September 11, 2018

A large crowd came out in support of the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28.

The annual event is held in memory of Terence Tootoo.

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Rising Youth grants back community-led projects

September 1, 2018 - NWT

The Rising Youth program is empowering young people to lead their own community initiatives by offering micro-grants until March 2020.

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Countdown underway for Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop

August 29, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the grand opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop, and Louisa Parr is at the centre of it all.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: South Slave Friendship Festival returns

August 24, 2018 - Hay River

Thebacha/Fort Smith

The South Slave Friendship Festival – which ran for 24 years up to 2012 – has returned to Fort Smith.

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Jimmy Rankin to perform in Hay River

August 22, 2018 - Hay River

Jimmy Rankin – a Celtic and country music star in Canada – will perform in Hay River this fall.

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Access to abortion pill limited to regional centres

August 16, 2018 - NWT

There is no plan to extend access to the Mifegymiso abortion pill beyond larger communities, say territorial officials.

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A joyous parade in Cape Dorset

August 16, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Three months of Embassy of Imagination programming brought about imaginative flair from the scores of youth who participated in the Quviana parade in Cape Dorset on August 4. The artistic and cultural lessons culminated in the parade, which is named for the Inuktitut word for “fun” or “joyous.”

Teresa Kellypalik dazzles in a white feathered costume.
Alison Boyce photo
In what could be a scene from the Northern version of the ballet Swan Lake – although they’re geese in this case – Samantha Noolook, left, Jeanine Manning, and Teresa Kellypalik take their place in Cape Dorset’s Quviana parade.
Alison Boyce photo
Annie Oshutsiaq combines fur and red feathers for her outfit, and she has a little assistance from a four-legged friend.
Alison Boyce photo
The yellow safety vest makes this bear character look like he’s all business, but Iola Lampron’s dance moves signal plenty of fun.
Alison Boyce photo
Christine Adamie holds the head of a costume that resembles a Chinese dragon, but in this instance it was a wolf.
Alison Boyce photo
Scores of youth march through the streets of Cape Dorset during the Quviana parade on Aug. 4. The event marked the end of three months of Embassy of Imagination programming for young members of the community.
Photo courtesy of Alexa Hatanaka/Embassy of Imagination
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Rain dampens Ramble and Ride

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was a tale of two days at the 12th annual Old Town Ramble and Ride, as the weather changed over the long weekend.

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Operation Nanook swings into high gear; Rangers will play key role

August 6, 2018 - Nunavut

Sgt. Roger Hitkolok plans to lead seven other Kugluktuk Rangers on a boat trip to Victoria Island this week to help track activity in the Northwest Passage.

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Ramble and Ride through the long weekend

August 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Old Town’s marquee street party is back this weekend with art shows, musical performances, tours and pancakes (among other eatable delights).

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Iqaluit council appeals for more airline competition

August 2, 2018 - Iqaluit

With First Air and Canadian North proposing to merge and alarmed by some recommendations in the GN’s Airline Procurement Strategy, Iqaluit city council has passed two resolutions encouraging more airline competition.

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Record numbers attend 2018 Ptarmicon

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The sixth annual Ptarmicon saw a record turnout as the festival turned the third floor of the Chateau Nova Hotel into a destination for ‘nerd and geek culture’.

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AROUND THE NORTH: How to prevent drowning

July 28, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

There were a few extra eyes on the banks of the Mackenzie River July 20.

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Hidden gems at Folk on the Rocks

July 27, 2018

In my years of covering music festivals throughout Western Canada, I have learned to look beyond the main stage and behind the allure of the marquis performers for some true creative treats.
And I found just that at the small CBC Aurora Stage early afternoon last Sunday at Folk on the Rocks.

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Stolen boot spurs kids’ book

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

A local author is writing a children’s book based on a story about a fox that stole her boot last year.

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Yarn to dye for

July 26, 2018 - Hay River

The typical start-up origin story begins in a California garage.

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Tattoo artist joins pipeline protest

July 26, 2018 - Kivalliq

Ever since Ippiksaut Friesen started learning how to do traditional Inuit tattoos a year ago, she has travelled around Canada to share her practice with people.

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Folk on the Rocks ‘seamless,’ says organizer

July 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 38th edition of Folk on the Rocks has come and gone after the festival wrapped after a weekend that organizers have characterized as “seamless.”

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Making snowshoes in summer

July 21, 2018 - NWT

With the wet weather we’ve experienced in recent weeks, you would think a better idea would be making rubber boots.

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Tennis gets a glimpse of the future

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

No time like the present to see what you have coming down the hatch in terms of the future when it comes to tennis.

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Folk line-up balances Northern and southern Acts

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Folk on the Rocks lineup will be equal parts North and South this year.

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2018 Folk on the Rocks boasts gender parity in lineup

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2018 Folk on the Rocks festival will feature a lineup that not only includes female performers, but puts an emphasis on having both women and transgender artists play a leading role in the act.

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Snowshoes get bent in summer

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

You may think snowshoe making isn’t at the top peoples’ minds in the dead of summer but the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT thought it would be a perfect time.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Friday the 13th lucky for $1M winner

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

A million-dollar lottery ticket was sold in the territory.

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COLUMN: Mackenzie Valley Highway economic opportunities could be endless

July 15, 2018 - NWT

by Daniel McNeely, MLA for the Sahtu region

In response to ‘Road to Ruin’ (News/North – July 9).

Long before the concept of a road into the Slave Geological Province and long before the idea of the Whati Road, was the Great Slave to Great Bear Road. This road was part of the original Roads to Resources Program that was initiated by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker back in the 1950’s.

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Painting positivity around town

July 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A mother-daughter duo have added a little more colour to the city with their ‘YK Rocks’ initiative.

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‘Relief’ as King found guilty of murder, aggravated assault

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

A packed Yellowknife courtroom erupted in cheers and cries last week as a Supreme Court justice found Denecho King guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault for a 2014 sword attack that claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another.

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