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.
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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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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