WELCOME TO THE BRIDGE

Thank you for joining us on The Bridge of our expedition ship where you can navigate your virtual SOI journey. This logbook will be updated regularly with a number of digital events, creative materials and engaging content. We look forward to learning, listening, creating and exploring with you. There is a lot on the horizon so get ready for the shared journey ahead. Remember – one hand for the ship!

An audio message from the SOI Founder & CEO Geoff Green

Landing Site:

IGLULIK, NUNAVUT

Population: 1,682 | 69°22’34” N, 081°47’58” W

Iglulik (also known as Igloolik in English) is located north of the Arctic Circle on a small island between the Canadian mainland and Baffin Island in Foxe Basin. Iglulik celebrates a mix of cultural traditions from all three regions of Nunavut: Qikiqtaaluk, Kitikmeot and Kivalliq. Iglulik is also home to the annual Rockin’ Walrus Arts Festival and Artcirq, “the only Inuit circus troupe in the world”!

LEARN

The Art and Culture of Qajaqs

The Art and Culture of Qajaqs

Did you know the qajaq (kayak) is an Inuit invention? Join Maligiaq Padilla from Greenland and Robert Comeau from Nunavut to learn about the art of...

LISTEN

Throatboxing with Nelson Tagoona

Throatboxing with Nelson Tagoona

Join us to learn about throatboxing with award winning artist (and SOI alum) Nelson Tagoona. Nelson is a pioneer in throatboxing, which is a unique...

CREATE

Sewing with Annie Petaulassie

Sewing with Annie Petaulassie

Learn about Inuit sewing techniques with elder, educator, SOI alum and master seamstress Annie Petaulassie. Skilled in sewing, beading and making...

EXPLORE

Open Channels Art Exhibition

Open Channels Art Exhibition

Open Channels presents the works of visual artists who took part in the Canada C3 sailing expedition organized for the 150th anniversary of...

Bridge

Noun/ ‘brij’ /
a: (nautical) : the forward part of a ship’s superstructure from which the ship is navigated
// come up to the Bridge, we’ve spotted Bowhead whales off Port side!
b: a time, place, or means of connection or transition
// building a bridge between cultures

What’s on Deck

Our next release of The Bridge will focus on Canada’s emerging Sustainable Blue Economy. Learn about the challenges and opportunities facing our ocean and freshwater sectors, and the growing importance of preparing youth for future blue jobs.

SOI Staff Pick

This Alumni E-Book was created by 2020 SOI Alumni Council member, and Arctic 2018 alum, Aurora Eide! Filled with art and poetry, it features artwork from SOI alumni from the early 2000s up to the latest Arctic expedition in 2019. Read more.

Alumni Making Waves

Jessica Winters, a young emerging artist and curator, and Arctic 2016 alum from Nunatsiavut is making waves in the arts scene. Outside of art, Jessica is currently working in the field of renewable energy as the Community Energy Lead for the Nunatsiavut Government. She hopes to leverage her degree in biology, her art, and her passion for Inuit stewardship and sovereignty to advocate for the preservation and conservation of Inuit homelands and ways of life. Read more.

Recap & Briefing

SOI alum Aviaq Johnston is an award-winning author from Igloolik, Nunavut. Listen to her wonderful story “What’s My Superpower?” on Julie Andrews’ podcast, narrated by Miali Buscemi (story begins at 06:00).

Listen Here

Learn more about Aviaq and her career as a young author here!

Recipes from the Galley

(c) Maria Fustic

Did you know?

We held an SOI photo contest on The Bridge and our winner was Arctic 2019 alum, Maria Fustic! Maria won a one-on-one session with our incredible expedition photographer Natta Summerky. Congratulations Maria on your beautiful image of a whale breaching in the bay in Ilulissat, Greenland.

The Bridge is made possible with support from the following organizations.