Category Archives: Northwest Territories
I woke up super-early the next morning (6 a.m.), so as to avoid being in my pyjamas when the teachers arrived. My Gameti talk took place in the school library (though it was open to the public) and the attendees consisted of nearly all the middle and high school students, which was about 15 kids [...]
Gameti is a small village in the Northwest Territories with a population of about 320 residents. Formerly known as Rae Lakes (there are a number of communities in the Territories that have returned to their traditional Indigenous titles), it’s a traditional trapping village located in the North Slave Region. Gameti was to be the last [...]
A week prior to my Northwest Territory journey, I learned that a friend and former colleague, Vimala, who was a publicist at Penguin Canada, had moved to Yellowknife months ago. I messaged her on Facebook and made plans to hang out when I was in the city.
Vimala was an extremely generous and knowledgable guide to [...]
The plane ride back to Yellowknife wasn’t crowded, and people seemed to treat it like a bus: just grab any free seat. We stopped over in Norman Wells, and a group of fairly rough-and-tumble oil industry workers boarded, with nearly every passenger taking two mini rum bottles at a time.
My first night back in Yellowknife, [...]