Google’s Landsat Video of Earth: Google Earth Engine

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Google’s Landsat Video of Earth
July 25, 2012 | Earth Engine
Google has prepared a video that describes the Landsat program and includes some spectacular views of earth. Now, Google Earth Engine allows scientists, researchers and the public to easily view and analyze this treasure trove of planetary data.

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We have precomputed a number of interesting datasets using the Earth Engine platform, below. Click on each to learn more and preview the data as a global time-lapse or as a layer in a Google Earth client.

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Net Fishing On Great Slave Lake video

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“Published on Jul 26, 2012 by TheWildNorth

“Checking a fishing net on the Great Slave lake just outside the hay river harbour. A tour through the Hay River harbour. lots of whitefish some trout and conni and a couple lincod. enjoy”

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Net Fishing On Great Slave Lake video

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“Published on Jul 26, 2012 by TheWildNorth

“Checking a fishing net on the Great Slave lake just outside the hay river harbour. A tour through the Hay River harbour. lots of whitefish some trout and conni and a couple lincod. enjoy”

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Visual Anonymity and YouTube’s New Blurring Tool : Video For Change

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Visual Anonymity and YouTube’s New Blurring Tool

By Sam Gregory | July 18th, 2012

Today YouTube announced a new tool within their upload editor that enables people to blur the faces within the video, and then publish a version with blurred faces. WITNESS has advocated for YouTube and other platforms to take this step for a number of years in blogs, public presentations, reports and private advocacy and applauds YouTube for leading the way in including this functionality.

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Melaw Nakehk’o: NWT artist on a moosehide mission

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By MEAGAN WOHLBERG, Northern Journal Reporter

• Tue, Jul 24, 2012

[excerpt]

When Dehcho artist Melaw Nakehk’o began running out of tanned moosehide for her sewing and beadwork, she knew the only way to continue on with her traditional artwork was to go out and tan it herself.
“I just thought, if I really want to keep doing this and be able to sustain myself as an artist or be able to make a little bit of money, then I’m going to have to start tanning my own moose hides to have it be really something in my life that I can do.”

That is what she has been doing for the last several months. Spurred by her intense motivation and the help of her family, Nakehk’o has built an outdoor moosehide tanning workshop from scratch and is travelling around the territory gaining knowledge from her “moosehide mentors” (who are obliged by Dene law to teach those seeking to learn) as part of the Golo-Dheh Project, which means smoked moosehide in the south Dehcho Dene dialect.

[…]

Sharing the process with the world

In the same vein of mixing media, Nakehk’o has been documenting her journey of learning moosehide tanning with the help of a colleague, documentary filmmaker Lesley Johnson of Yellowknife. While Nakehk’o explores the arduous steps required to produce a finished moosehide, Johnson captures the unfolding narratives with her video camera. At the same time, Nakehk’o is writing stories about her experience and posting photos of the process online on her blog.

“I wanted to document the process and my experience learning because today not a whole lot of people are able to take that amount of time, because people work and have to sustain themselves in this society that we live in,” she said. “And this society just doesn’t work with the Dene lifestyle, to be able to take that much time off of work or be in the bush that long. So I wanted to blog it and document it for people to see that it’s possible. You can do it.”

Nakehk’o said the project also discusses the livelihood of traditional artists

[…]

For more on the Golo-Dheh Project, visit Nakehk’o’s blog, http://melawnakehko.wordpress.com/

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Hay River Firefighters broaden rescue skills

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Members of the Hay River Fire Department prepare to rappel off a steep riverbank at Enterprise as part of a technical rescue course. – Angele Cano/NNSL photo

[excerpt]

There were no casualties being retrieved from tight spaces or steep inclines last week, but, if that becomes necessary, a group of Hay River firefighters now have the skills to take on those more difficult rescues.

Seven members of the Hay River Fire Department took an in-depth technical rescue course from July 11-15.

Now, the firefighters will be certified to take on many tricky rescue situations, including confined spaces and high elevations after learning to rappel off the side of a cliff to reach casualties.

Hay River Fire Chief Ross Potter said several firefighters had taken the course previously, but they have since left the department and the newer crop needs to learn lifesaving skills.

“There is a high chance of us responding to a situation that involves a difficult rescue situation,” said Potter. “We cover a large area and any number of things can happen.”

J.R. Barnes joined the department in November and said he now feels more confident to take on a difficult rescue situation.

“Considering many people live around riverbanks and go quading and Ski-Dooing, it’s definitely not easy to access these areas,” he said. “I think it’s important we keep on top of things we can and do all we can to expand on what we know.”

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NWT Ice Pilots – Season 1 (Episode 13) Up in the Air full show video

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See yourself on screen: Applicants crowd to Arctic Air job fair

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Monique Jolicoeur gets her photo taken by extras casting director Sara Brown after applying to work as an extra on Arctic Air. – Nicole Garbutt/NNSL photo

[excerpt]

Up to 120 residents may have the chance to act alongside the stars of the show’s stars during this stint of filming.

A job fair was held on Friday at the Explorer hotel and Saturday at the Folk on the Rocks site.

“We have had so many great applications,” said Sara Brown, extras casting director.

“We had about 260 people come through and sign up on Friday. It was steady all day, a really great turn out.”

[…]

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Ts’e Whii Ts’e Daa Nake: 2nd Annual Pathway to Harmony Puberty Camp video

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Ts’e Whii Ts’e Daa Nake

by Community Action Research Team Plus1 month 3 days ago

2nd Annual Pathway to Harmony Puberty Camp

The goal of the project is to create education and awareness for sexual health, physical stages of change, and survival skills on the land in the Tlicho region. CART would like to make available to the youth information for growing into a healthy adult and making positive choices. We have brought girls and boys from all four communities in the Tlicho to learn the rites of passage of the Tlicho people alongside essential health information that they need to persevere in the world today.

Uploaded for Aboriginal Day 2012

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Inuvik NWT Schools – Atelier Anonymous

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Atelier Anonymous is a collective of internationally established & award-winning designers, educators and researchers, in the field of landscape architecture.
Inuvik Schools

Beryl Allen / for Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

Inuvik NT Canada
A new school designed for grades K-12 for the town of Inuvik. A project 6 years in development, the school is due to open September 2012. An interactive, educational landscape was created by land sculpting, and incorporates native and edible native plants, found objects, salvaged logs from the Mackenzie River, and recycled materials.

Client
Town of Inuvik

Partners
Pin/Taylor Architects

Status
Under Construction

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