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Presenting the book cover for “Renatus’ Kayak: A Labrador Inuk, an American G.I. and a Secret World War II Weather Station”


For the last week, Rozanne Enerson Junker and I have been working with designers from the 99designs platform to come up with the cover for Rozanne’s new book Renatus’ Kayak: A Labrador Inuk, an American G.I. and a Secret World War II Weather Station. The book, to be officially launched on November 30, 2017, […]

NunaKakKaasimajut (First Peoples First Occupants): A New Radio Show Hosted by Angus Andersen Dedicated to Canadian Indigenous Music

Angus Andersen loves listening to indigenous music. Quite often you’ll find him searching on YouTube for new songs and performers. But, in March 2016, something changed! As a member of the Inuit Drum group Kilautiup Songuninga (strength of the drums), Angus flew from St. John’s to Ottawa to take part in the Inuit community’s Spring […]

Labrador Inuit Featured in the German Embassy’s new Exhibit in Ottawa

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Good day,

I am so excited and proud to tell you about the “Germany and Canada: Partners from Immigration to Innovation” exhibit that just opened last night in Ottawa. The exhibit is being presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and its many partners, […]

Ice Photo #1: Iceberg along the Labrador Coast

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For the last few years, every Wednesday, I’ve been admiring ice photos (#icephotos) being posted on Twitter. Well! With this summer’s two trips above the 50th parallel, I now feel that I have sufficient photos of icy subjects to start posting one every Wednesday.

To kick things off, here […]

New book reveals the discovery of the remains of seven Labrador Inuit who died in Europe in 1881: In the Footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab

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Hello all! Happy Inuit Day!

Today, November 7th, being Inuit Day, could we have found a better occasion to officially announce the publication of the book In the Footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab which reveals the results of a four-year investigation into the fate of the remains of a group of […]

Voyage with the Labrador Eskimos, 1880-1881 : Johan Adrian Jacobsen’s Diary now available

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At last! It’s here!! Voyage with the Labrador Eskimos, 1880-1881 (and its French counterpart, Voyage avec les Eskimos du Labrador, 1880-1881) represents Polar Horizons’ very first publication and first official deliverable stemming out of the research project In the footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab.

As many of you know, the […]

Voyage avec les Eskimos du Labrador, 1880-1881 : Le journal de Johan Adrian Jacobsen maintenant disponible en français

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Enfin! La toute première publication d’Horizons Polaires est arrivée! Voyage avec les Eskimos du Labrador, 1880-1881 (et son équivalent de langue anglaise, Voyage with the Labrador Eskimos, 1880-1881) représente également le premier livrable émanant officiellement du projet de recherche Sur les traces d’Abraham Ulrikab.

Comme plusieurs d’entre vous savez déjà, […]

Bon Voyage Lyubov Orlova! The research project “In the footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab” thanks you.

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Hello everyone,

After more than two years rusting in the St. John’s harbor, the cruise ship Lyubov Orlova is now on its way to its final resting place: the Dominican Republic where it will be dismantled. But, from what I’m reading, chances that it will indeed make it to the […]

Photo of Southport iceberg (Newfoundland) published by Reader’s Digest

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Happy New Year everyone!

For my first post of 2013, I thought I’d share one of the great excitement I had during the holidays: seeing one of my photos in a Reader’s Digest publication.

The book A Country for All Seasons was released in November 2012. It is a […]

Hurricane Leslie pays a visit to St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador)

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Hello all!

What a memorable day in St. John’s with hurricane Leslie paying us a visit. A stroll in the city streets allowed us to see some of the traces Leslie left behind.

In the afternoon, once the sunshine was back, we headed to […]