Welcome to Not Obscure

June 18th, 2010

ungava-road-web.jpg  I’ve been doing weekly postings on the following two blogs:   Dreaming Man, or The River Felt She Wanted Salt,  and Club Morono. Not obscure will remain as an archive of life in the north, plus some personal stuff in the Montreal and Karme Choling sections.

Life in Montreal

November 14th, 2009

caribouman.jpg Hello to the people of Kangirsuk. I miss you. It was nice living in Nunavik for six years and teaching school. In June 2009, Caribou Man moved from Kangirsuk to Montreal, where he has been sited, on several occasions, reading a book in various libraries, making radio broadcasts and whooping it up from one situation to the next, taking plenty of pictures and inventing stories along the way. To follow Montreal life, click here, or on the Montreal button in the pink bar at the top of the page.

First Impressions

July 6th, 2009

aaa.jpg click here to see more pictures. Back in the city, trees, bright colors, cloudy skies, friends, relaxation, a bottle of olive oil, dollar store sardines… every picture has a story. The camera helps me stop to appreciate people, shapes and colors along the way. Don’t look back. No time for regret. Keep going.

View from a Twin Otter

June 29th, 2009

aaa5.jpg click here to see more pictures. Here are a few pictures of scenery along the way, taken June 23 on the Kangirsuk to Montreal journey.

Dave Lane leaves Kangirsuk

June 28th, 2009

aaa4.jpg click here to see more pictures. Dave Lane worked over three years as gym teacher and then music teacher in Kangirsuk. He generously made time available to open the gym to the public several times a week for sports, such as floor hockey and volley ball and for weekly music jam sessions. Each year he organized Inuit games at Sautjuit School, and was active in many events and activities. Dave Lane is returning to university to do a Masters Degree. It was a sad parting. Dave cried all the way from Kangirsuk to Kuujjuaq.

Walking Around

June 25th, 2009

aaaa5.jpg click here to see more pictures. Long days and warmer weather, it’s easy to stay up late, walking or riding around. The midnight sky was beautiful.

Spring Cleanup Kangirsuk, June 22, 2009

June 22nd, 2009

aaa3.jpg click here to see more pictures. Clean up Kangirsuk, collect garbage, five dollars a bag,get ready for summer. I’ve got to go pack my suitcase. Tomorrow Dave Lane and I fly to Montreal.

June 19, 2009

June 22nd, 2009

aaa2.jpg click here to see more pictures. Here are a few pictures taken during the past few days, as I get organized to leave for the south.

End of the Year Picnic, Sautjuit School, Kangirsuk

June 21st, 2009

aaaa4.jpg click here to see more pictures. June 17, 2009 the end of the year picnic happened for Sautjuit School at Post Lake, a few kilometers outside Kangirsuk. Kids have to bring their own food, wrote the principal on the blackboard. Kitty Annahatak was quite upset about the situation. Kitty talked to Dave Lane and Steven Roberge, between the three of them they organized fund raising to buy food and obtain country food.

kangirsuk Idol

June 20th, 2009

aaaa3.jpg click here to see more pictures. Dave Lane hosted Kangirsuk Idol on Monday night in Kangirsuk. People from the community were invited to perform. Best performers were chosen from three categories based on age. A DVD of the performance was made. It was a highlight event for the month of June in Kangirsuk, thanks to the effort of Dave Lane to make it happen.