Sunday, December 13, 2009

2010 - The Year of the Inuit

It's been a while since I've pasted anything about my favourite place, the arctic, but here's something interesting. The Inuit are having a year long festival of sorts to let folks get to know them and their world a little better. I think that's a great idea, especially because so many people here in Canada and around the world still think of people living in 'snow-houses' and eating raw seal blubber for diner every night. There is still a bit of that life-style when Inuit are 'out on the land' as they say, but there is so much more! This new web-site is a great way to see what's really happening in the arctic these days and a chance to bring yourself up to date. Check it out at Inuit2010.


Silbs said...

I had a reaction or two to the photo. The lady is clearly a beautiful person, and I wish she wasn't wearing makeup (unless the Inuit women traditionally had access to the Avon lady).

Michael said...

Welcome to the new arctic Dick! I'm happy to note she's wearing a stylish amautiq coat which is still the greatest idea for carrying your baby around. I'll be getting my daughter one in the next few years!

Anonymous said...

Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
anyhow thanks for the good read!

Tony said...

If you think of survival, which is what species is all about, the Inuit have to be the greatest of human survivors. I have the utmost respect for the Inuit who have survived in the most harshest of climates on earth. I'll be following that website on a regular basis Michael, thanks.

Tony :-)

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

Hey Michael,

I really liked the site when I visited there and was kind of surprised to find that the accordion and the fiddle let alone square dancing had influence there. When I think on it , not surprising with regards to the artics early visitors. Also of note which I found really catchy and I really hope it was the work of the Inuit was the 2010 logo with the "O" in the ten being a Inuit in parka hood with snow glasses on. Very articulate and thoughtful! I think I want a sweater.