January 2014

Hooping it up at the Aboriginal Sports Circle Awards Dinner

The Aboriginal Sports Circle held their annual awards dinner last night, and brought in a very special treat from the south: Terrance and Jayson Littletent. The brothers performed a traditional hoop dance where they told stories and paid respect to elders, women, the earth, the trees, the water and the animals.

The story they told was of the Eagle in its nest looking out into the world and recreating everything it saw until it took flight.

Starting with a single hoop, and working all the way up to 17 hoops, Terrance showed expert dexterity and flexibility as he turned the hoops into various shapes while Jayson sang and played the drum.

ASC, Aboriginal Sports Circle, Terrance Littletent, Jayson Littletent, NWT, Yellowknife

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Walter Makes Things Special

Walter Girrior has a fantastic sense of humour. This photo of him at Cameron Falls, NWT, has taken on a bit of a legendary status.
This is how it all came to be.

Almost two years ago, a friend and I started an ambitious photo project where we wanted to do a shoot of each colour in the colour wheel. She made all of the costumes herself from curtains she bought at Wal-Mart and other odds and ends, and posed for the photos too.

We shot “Yellow” at Cameron Falls, and I was immensely happy with how they turned out.

Cameron Falls, Yellow, NWT, Yellowknife, fashion

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Vegetable Ship Sails at Yellowknife NACC

Just had the immense pleasure of photographing the delightful play The Vegetable Ship, as portrayed by the Kestrel Puppet Players at NACC in Yellowknife.
This kid friendly play has a giant repertoire of food puns, action, adventure, and an ending that will make you wonder what lurks in the deep waters of Great Slave Lake.

Here is more detail from NACC’s webpage.

The play, The Vegetable Ship, is written by home-grown talent, Kira Hall, and based on the poem written by veggie eater, prospector, sailor, and friend Ken Frew. In this fish tale, there is a fish, a huge fish with an enormous appetite who is terrorizing the waters of Great Slave Lake. There is only one man to save the day, that man is Captain High n’ Fibre! Okay, there is also a smart dog named Ruffage and a crew of veggies that help too. This tale takes you from the garden patch to watery landmarks to floating icebergs (lettuce that is) with swash-buckling antics, sea shanties, and really bad tuber jokes. And, we can’t forget the boat, a boat beyond imagination ‘cause it is made completely of… vegetables! So, strap on your life jacket and be prepared to be deluged in fun and of course, you guessed it vegetables! – See more at: http://www.naccnt.ca/events/kestrel-puppet-players-presents-vegetable-ship#sthash.CqwIHIK0.dpuf

NACC, Yellowknife, NWT, Vegetable Ship

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