05 May 2022 | Arctic History

How Iqaluit Helped in World War II

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The Iqaluit Airport is more than the gateway to much of the Canadian Arctic, it has a long history that includes having a role in one of world’s largest events. This dynamic city formed on the banks of the Sylvia Grinnell River became a permanent settlement in an effort to support the Allies and fight […]

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24 Dec 2021 | Inuit Culture/Art

Quviasukvik: The Inuit Winter Festival & Christmas

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Have you wondered how the Inuit celebrated the New Year and if there was a celebration that resembled Christmas? The Inuit obviously had traditions before European contact but curious what they were, and did they converge with European traditions in any ways? Quviasukvik is the Inuit winter feast that celebrates the coming year and placates […]

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