2012 in review

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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 1,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

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Acclaimed Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook’s life again runs off rails again

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They came to this newspaper last July, looking for help because a baby was on the way and they needed their own place after living outdoors and in shelters for more than a year.

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Northern_Clips‘s insight:

"…on Friday, outside the Ottawa Mission where she often goes for meals, Pootoogook revealed she is through with Watt and expects she will never be reunited with her baby. Pootoogook thinks the child will be put up for adoption. She also admitted the drinking never stopped, and both she and Watt continued to take drugs.

The story gets worse.

Earlier this month, as they were drinking red wine in their apartment, Watt suddenly flew into a drunken rage and beat her up.

Watt was sentenced to 45 days in jail for assault, and though police would not identify the victim, Pootoogook says it was her. Pootoogook says he punched her in the face at least six times and knocked her unconscious. A neighbour who heard the ruckus called police. She says she came to when they arrived. Blood was streaming from her nose. Police had her examined in hospital. Friends and a relatives who saw Pootoogook a few weeks ago say she had at least one black eye and other facial bruises…."

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Adami+Acclaimed+Inuit+artist+life+again+runs+rails/7754420/story.html#ixzz2GW81isRU 10

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89 09 TAMAPTA 1989 Muskrat Jamboree Talent Show

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With Anne Kasook, Andrew Gordon, Willie Gordon, Charlie Kasook, James Rogers, Angu Alunuk, David Evalik, Erin Alunik, William Greenland, Frank Cockney, David Nasogaluak, Jennie Fornier, Richard Gordon, Barry Greenland, Terry Seaward, Clyde and Jane Kikoak, and the Delta Goodtime Band.

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Kotzebue Dancers / Alaska Muskox Harvest by InuvialuitTelevision

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Circumpolar Drum Dance Festival video from Nuuk Greenland by Inuvik NWT’s ICS TV

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Literary Iceland Revels In Its Annual ‘Christmas Book Flood’ : NPR

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Icelanders are voracious readers. Books have been the Christmas gift of choice in this small nation for decades. The annual “Book Flood” tradition begins with a publisher’s catalog in every mailbox.

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"…A Centuries-Old Literary Culture

Iceland has a long literary history dating to medieval times. Landmarks of world literature, including the Sagas of the Icelanders and the Poetic Edda, are still widely read and translated there, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

Today, Icelandic isn’t spoken by many more people than the roughly 319,000 who live in the small country. But in 2009, book loans at the Reykjavík City Library totaled 1.2 million — in a city of only 200,000 people. There’s a popular TV show in Iceland, Kiljan, which is devoted entirely to books. And in 2011, Reykjavík was designated a UNESCO City of Literature.

So Icelanders love books. And that love involves most of the population, according to Baldur Bjarnason, a researcher who has written on the Icelandic book industry. I…celand publishes more books per capita than any other country in the world, with five titles published for every 1,000 Icelanders. But what’s really unusual is the timing: Historically, a majority of books in Iceland are sold from late September to early November. It’s a national tradition, and it has a name: Jolabokaflod, or the "Christmas Book Flood."…."

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BBC World Service – Outlook, Inside the Arctic Circle

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Outlook in Lapland: Jo Fidgen finds out how to survive the sub-zero temperatures

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Jo Fidgen is in Lapland for Outlook – she’s in the company of hunters and herders to find out what it takes to survive the sub-zero temperatures of Northern Sweden.
The mountains and forests teem with bears, wolverines and the reindeer which have provided the Sami people with food for thousands of years.
Jan Ejeklint takes her dog sledding in the search for capercaillie, a bird special to the region.
And Karin Vasara describes her nomadic childhood and how she has rediscovered her culture through making clothes from reindeer skin.
Picture: Jo Fidgen wearing three hats and a dog for extra warmth…

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Inside the life of the Inuit: Extraordinary photographs document how Alaska’s Eskimos survived some of the world’s coldest winters

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Photographed between 1909 and 1932, the collection offers a rare glimpse in the natives’ everyday life from hunting polar bears, to building igloos, to their personal dwellings inside.

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Northern_Clips‘s insight:

"… An extraordinarily collection of rarely seen photographs capturing Alaska’s Eskimos document the hard but persevering survival of the people commonly known as the hunters of the Arctic.

Photographed between 1909 and 1932, the collection offers a rare glimpse in the natives’ everyday life from hunting polar bears, to building igloos, to their personal dwellings inside.

Standing with bow and arrows and hand, a hunter photographed in 1924 proudly poses before his kill of a massive polar bear, resting more than twice his size along the snow, arrows protruding from its chest.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253029/Historic-photographs-document-Alaskas-Inuit-Eskimos-survived-worlds-coldest-winters.html#ixzz2G6BK4M1H
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EXTREME Paramotor Trip of a Lifetime

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RS Ultra sponsored paramotor trip to Northern Canada shows off some crazy scenery using a protoype Kangook paramotor. Grise Fiord, Nunavut, CANADA- August 2010

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EXTREME Paramotor Trip of a Lifetime

from RSUltra – Kangook Team Plus1 year ago

RS Ultra sponsored paramotor trip to Northern Canada shows off some crazy scenery using a protoype Kangook paramotor.

Grise Fiord, Nunavut, CANADA- August 2010

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#IdleNoMore Denendeh Yellowknife NWT

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#IdleNoMore Denendeh Yellowknife NWT “Today in Denendeh and across the globe, we made an impact, a statement for true justice to be brought forward and ackno…

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"Today in Denendeh and across the globe, we made an impact, a statement for true justice to be brought forward and acknowledged. But it will not stop, for the 8th fire has been lit and will only grow. Mahsi for all who showed up and united, we felt the support….we felt the fire!! And there’s more to come in the new year."
On Facebook By Lawrence Nayally, Melaw Nakehk’o and Eugene Boulanger
https://www.facebook.com/events/112403725595655/

March & Drum Dance

At the Tree of Peace…
Hosted by Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus
Organizers/Helpers introduced  15:29

**NOTE: Spelling of name not confirmed, if known please send corrections to mediamentor@gmail.com

Melaw Antoine Nakehk’o  15:50
Mandy McDonald  16:05
** Sepo Allaloo 16:19
Lawrence Nayally 16:32
Deneze Nakehk’o 16:44
Sandra Faye Lockhart 17:20
Felix Lockhart 17:44
Roy Erasmus 17:58
Tristan Lockhart 18:10
** Barry Ledeu 18:18
** Maury Sparview 18:46
** Kathy Drover 18:58
** Marilyn Erasmus 19:30
** Emalda King 20:26
** Drummers  21:19
Blessing of the Food by Felix Lockhart 22:28

Speeches start
Deneze Nakehk’o 26:47
Roy Erasmus 30:30
Melaw Nakehk’o 39:10
Sandra Faye Lockhart 44:25
** Sepo Allaloo 51:01
Mandy McDonald  53:33
Sam Gargan 55:54
Lawrence Nayally 59:46
** Kyra Colson 01:04:09
** Kagan Kakfwi 01:10:36
Jerry Antoine 01:33:52
** Barry Ledeu 01:23:18
** Kathy Prover 01:26:40

#IdleNoMore Denendeh Yellowknife Northwest Territories #YZF #NWT http://ow.ly/giIfj 78 photos
#IdleNoMore Rally Held In Yellowknife #YZF #NWThttp://ow.ly/gj3zI
RT @AngelaSterritt: Tea Dance Flash Mob in #Yellowknife #yzf #nwt. Close to 200 show up in freezing temperatures. #IdleNoMore #CBCNorth http://t.co/rFF2kYGy
RT @deneze: #Denendeh #DrumDance #NDilo #nwt #yzf http://t.co/Ano0FMF1
RT @Northern_Clips: Video of Hand drummers at the #IdleNoMore gathering in Fort Smith #NWT! on #FB ow.ly/giUS9
RT @northern_clips: #IdleNoMore Gathering of People Deninu Kue AKaitcho Territory Denendeh #NWT #FB #photo http://ow.ly/giMKX
RT @northern_clips: #IdleNoMore Hay River #NWT estimates 90 Participants #FB #Photo http://ow.ly/giMrJ
 RT @neverlasts4me: #idlenomore let our voices be heard ! #native #north #nwt #treatyrights http://t.co/ZbnemV5C
RT @northern_clips: #IdleNoMore Denendeh Yellowknife Northwest Territories #YZF #NWT http://ow.ly/giIfj 78 photos #CDNpoli @pmharper
RT @keelensimpson: Nice! @erasmusapparel (#Aboriginal owned business in the #NWT) is printing #IdleNoMore shirts!

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