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Carving stone deposits found near Iqaluit

Carving stone deposits found near Iqaluit | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Carving stone is a catchall term used by most sculptors for metamorphic rock such as soapstone, marble and alabaster, according to Mate. The deposits found on the Hall Peninsula are a wide range of different rocks of the serpentine group with colours from apple and olive green to dark aquamarine.

Carving stone is formed when hot fluids flow through iron-and magnesium-rich rock deep in the Earth's crust, altering it into softer minerals. At one time, Hall Peninsula used to be one of the world's biggest mountain belts, which has now eroded away.

"When you're walking around there, you're walking 30 kilometres deep into a mountain so you're looking at the deeper crust in this part of the world," said Mate, a self-described geology geek. "That's why we're finding carving stone.

"Every night there were exciting conversations about rocks that were found and what they mean and how that might change the interpretation of how the land formed."

 

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"The data we produce is useful for a whole range of stakeholders," said Mate. "It's an important resource for Nunavummiut and, of course, carvers."

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Acclaimed Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook's life again runs off rails again

Acclaimed Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook's life again runs off rails again | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
They came to this newspaper last July, looking for help because a baby was on the way and they needed their own place after living outdoors and in shelters for more than a year.
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"...on Friday, outside the Ottawa Mission where she often goes for meals, Pootoogook revealed she is through with Watt and expects she will never be reunited with her baby. Pootoogook thinks the child will be put up for adoption. She also admitted the drinking never stopped, and both she and Watt continued to take drugs.

The story gets worse.

Earlier this month, as they were drinking red wine in their apartment, Watt suddenly flew into a drunken rage and beat her up.

Watt was sentenced to 45 days in jail for assault, and though police would not identify the victim, Pootoogook says it was her. Pootoogook says he punched her in the face at least six times and knocked her unconscious. A neighbour who heard the ruckus called police. She says she came to when they arrived. Blood was streaming from her nose. Police had her examined in hospital. Friends and a relatives who saw Pootoogook a few weeks ago say she had at least one black eye and other facial bruises...."

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Royal Canadian Mint Honours Canadian Inuit Art With Joannassie Nowkawalk Owl Shaman Fine Gold Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Honours Canadian Inuit Art With Joannassie Nowkawalk Owl Shaman  Fine Gold Coin | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it

Today at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a 99.99% fine gold collector coin with a 50-cent face value honouring Canadian Inuit Art.

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"The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to celebrate Canada's history, culture and values with special collector coins," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "This gold coin honours Canadian Inuit art through an intricate design inspired by the original carving of Inuit artist Joannassie Nowkawalk, Owl Shaman holding Goose, part of the Winnipeg Art Gallery's world-class contemporary Inuit art collection."

The coin's reverse design of the owl's round and compact shape conveys the solid physique, adaptations and strength that are essential to surviving in the Arctic while the captured goose reveals the owl's prowess as a hunter.

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