Monthly Archives: November 2007

Eyes the colour of ice

dog-eyes.jpgThere’s just something about those pale blue eyes…


A fair exchange

camera.jpgA suggestion of Neta Allen, upon a visit to the Youth Centre.Here, let me take a photo of you taking a photo. On three…one..two…click.”Neta was mentioned in an article I wrote about technology in the north, because she said she prefers Youtube to regular television. 

More faces of traditional art




Here are more pieces of art available through the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.

The last one seems especially sad.

Faces of the North







If traditional art could talk, what would it say?

1. Stone carving by Patrick Harrison of Inuvik
2. Doll with rabbit fur by Sharon Green of Paulatuk.
3. Stone bear by Derald Taylor of Tuktoyaktuk.
4. Whalebone sculpture by Francis Ruben of Paualtuk.
5. Mother and child (detail) by Ron Taylor of Tuktoyaktuk
6. Hand-sewn rabbit fur and felt medallion by Bessie Inuktalik of Inuvik

(Thanks to Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, which showcases local art.)

Arctic Char a la ENR


One great thing about Inuvik: Whenever government agencies want to announce anything (say, an Arctic Energy Alliance and Environment and Natural Resources program to encourage energy conservation) they hold a community feast.

Here’s some arctic char prepared by Aurora College students.

“A grand ball in a lunatic asylum? Who ever heard of such a thing?”


Good news! The aforementioned production of “a pair of lunatics” sold all 100 tickets.

The plush chair was borrowed from the local Mackenzie Hotel.

Some interesting traditional art


This drummer is carved from a piece of whale vetebrae. It was offered for sale at the Inuvik Craft Fair on Nov. 23.