We are very excited to announce that we have been invited to speak at the Nunavut Press Club this week! We will be talking about our experience as Nunavut bloggers, from how we got started to how we think new media is changing the flow of information in the North. If you've never been to a session of the Nunavut Press Club, well, this might be a good time to start - and, there's pizza ($2 a slice)! Date: Friday, November 21 Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Pat's Lounge (quiet side) Time: 7:00 PM Cost: $5.00 (free for Nunavut Press Club members)
The event is open to the public, but regular Legion sign-in rules apply. Doors open at 5:30 PM; pizza is served at 6:30 PM. We will speak from 7:00-7:30 PM, followed by a question and answer period.
For more details, or to show your support, check out the Facebook event!
Finding True North Elsewhere
Since we will be addressing members of the press, as well as people interested in journalism, we thought it would be nice to let our readers know about some places where we have written or been featured outside of the Finding True North blog. Yes, that's right: our words and photographs have been validated by external media. Huzzah!
As a couple of Northern bloggers, we've been sought out to talk about - what else - blogging in the North. Check out our answers via the links below.
Not Another Southern BloggerUp Here Magazine. January 29, 2014.
An Interview with Anubha MominTravel Writing 2.0 Blog. March 25, 2014.
And then there are our infamous dumpcano photos, which were used, well, everywhere it seemed. Here are a few notable spots:
Smouldering "dumpcano" forces school closures and health warnings as putrid smoke blows through Iqaluit.National Post. June 6, 2014.
The Iqaluit Landfill 'Dumpcano' Has Been Burning for Eight Weeks.Vice. July 24, 2014.
After Four Months Ablaze, Canada's 'Dumpcano' Is Finally Out.Motherboard. September 18. 2014.
Speaking of nunagram, both the contest and our blog have been getting some love from the press this year:
Explore Nunavut’s Best "This is the ultimate guide for people who do not live in Nunavut." Pinnguaq Association. June 22, 2014
It’s Nunavut Day — 15 Years Ago, Canada’s Newest Territory Was BornCBC. July 9, 2014.
Nunavut Instagram Challenge Shows Colours of the True North "This collection is a stunning look at the vast, sparsely populated area at the top of the world." The Hamilton Spectator. July 21, 2014.
"Finding True North" Showcases Nunavut At Its Most Beautiful "The contest has yielded some absolutely breathtaking photos that show a cold landscape teeming with life." The Huffington Post. July 24, 2014.
Canadian Diver Reveals Strange, New World in Sub-Zero Arctic OceanYahoo! Canada. September 23, 2014.
For over a year, Anubha has had a column on the Go Girl Travel Network called North of Treeline. Here are a few popular posts from there:
We have also been lucky enough to receive freelance writing assignments from some pretty awesome publications, writing about topics and ideas that we can't always cover on the blog.
Stop Freaking Out About the Woman Who ‘Ate’ a Raw Bird on the Montreal Metro Anubha Momin, Vice July 29, 2014
I Went Seal Hunting in the Arctic and Saw Climate Change First Hand Sara Statham, Motherboard October 16, 2014
Greetings from...Iqaluit (click image to read)Anubha Momin, Weapons of Reason October, 2014
And, believe it or not, sometimes we're asked to write about something that doesn't involve Iqaluit, seals, or snow. Check out Anubha's latest piece for Vice, which, if you can't tell from the title, is very, very Not Safe for Work.
This is What the Inside of an Erotic Haunted House Looks Like (NSFW) Anubha Momin, Vice October 31, 2014