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Norman Hallendy: St. Lawrence Festival of the Arts Guest on Inuit Megaliths

Martha Foley spoke with Norman Hallendy, author of Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the North.  Go to full article

Inuit Drumming and Throat Singing

Martha Foley reports on the Aqsarnit drum dancers and throat singers who visited Canton for St. Lawrence University's Festival of the Arts, focusing on Inuit culture.  Go to full article

Jose Kusugak, Inuit Tapirisat: From Snow Age to Space Age

The Inuit people populate a huge swath of land from Alaska in the West, across Canada to the Atlantic Ocean, and East to Greenland. Despite the broad territory, they speak a common language, Inuktitut. In 1993, over twenty years of land claims with the Canadian Government resulted in new territories and self-government for the Inuit. A new province called "Nunavut", located north of Ontario and Quebec, joined Canada in 1999. St. Lawrence University is featuring Inuit and Nunavut Culture as the theme for this year's Festival of the Arts. Jose Kusugak, president of the Inuit Tapirisat, the advocacy organization for the Inuit in Canadian government, visited Canton to kick off the festival. When the land claim movement began in the early '70s, Kusugak was travelling the Inuit territories to learn more about the various dialects in the Inuit language. He discovered that people in the isolated towns he visited didn't understand the purpose of the land claims. He told David Sommerstein that he needed to shift his mission to teach the political implications of the talks with the Canadian government.

St. Lawrence University's Festival of the Arts is called "From Nanook to Nunavut: The art and politics of representing Inuit culture" Presentations of Inuit art, literature, music, and dance will run through March 7.  Go to full article

The February Night Sky

Martha Foley checks in with St. Lawrence University Physics Professor and Astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue about recent astronomical sightings.  Go to full article

Bob Thacker on Court-Ordered Bans and Free Speech in Canada

To learn more about the differences between Canadian and American concepts of free speech, David Sommerstein spoke with Robert Thacker, professor of Canadian Studies at St....  Go to full article

President George Bush's Inauguration: Another North Country View "Hail To The Thief"

Brian Mann speaks with Assistant Professor Mark MacWilliams, on the faculty of St. Lawrence University. He traveled to Washington, DC, to protest the inauguration of...  Go to full article

Appleton Arena 50th Anniversary

This weekend Washington DC was displaying its essential characteristics: fur coats and black ties, thousand dollar roasts, fleets of motorcades, and, of course, the ...  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: A Place Apart

Some people say isolation is the North Country's greatest curse. Others say it's our greatest blessing. But what is it, really? Neal Burdick, Associate Director of...  Go to full article

Song: Helplessly Hoping performed by the Singing Sinners

The women's vocal ensemble Singing Sinners from St. Lawrence University performing Helplessly Hoping. Recorded in the NCPR studio, May 2000.  Go to full article

Song: Insomniac performed by the Singing Saints

St. Lawrence University's men's vocal ensemble, The Singing Saints, performed this arrangement of Insomnia in May 1999.  Go to full article

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