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Book Launch at Aquila Books for Polaris: The Chief Scientist's Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition, 1871-73.

University of Calgary Press and the Arctic Institute of North America are pleased to announce the launch of "Polaris: The Chief Scientist's Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition, 1871-73." Original text by Emil Bessels, edited and translated by William Barr, AINA Research Associate.

The book launch will take place at Aquila Books on  Monday, March 6,  2017,  from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

TelusSpark- Adults Only Energy Series: Spark on Ice

Adults Only Night: Energy Series
Spark on Ice
December 15, 2016 
6:00-10:00 p.m.

 

You skate on it, you slip on it and it keeps your drinks cool. It is embedded in our culture, tells the story of our past and is a symbolic reality of present and future climate change. Join us as we celebrate the ice in our lives and our communities with the Arctic Institute of North America from the University of Calgary. 

Piita Irniq: Making Peace

Between 1955 and the mid‐1960's, the Inuit of Canada underwent one of the fastest cultural transitions of any population in recorded history. Taken from their lands where life was lived in hunting camps using dog teams for transportation, they were forcibly relocated by the government into wood framed "settlements". Now required to pay rent, use snowmobiles to reach distant hunting lands their lives required the adoption of southern practices.

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