Working together to educate and build awareness around the cultural, economic, and environmental issues facing the Maine-North Atlantic and Arctic region
March 31, 2021 • 7:00 pm
Please join us online for an artist’s talk with photographer Rhea Banker
Photographer Rhea Banker has long been fascinated by the landscapes of Greenland. Recently, she focused her attention on dog sleds, qamutit, as they sit in and around communities, unused, in the summer. A critical part of the traditional economy for hunting and transportation, dog sleds are in an increasingly precarious position. Global warming is reducing the sea ice, rendering sleds less and less useful, threatening their very existence. In her talk, Banker will discuss what drew her to Greenland, and to qamutit in particular, and her experiences working in small communities on the Greenland coast.
April 14, 2021 • 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Join us for an interactive event with Icelandic author, filmmaker, and activist Andri Snaer Magnason
You’re invited to help us celebrate Magnason’s new book, On Time and Water. This will be an interactive virtual event with a presentation by Magnason, a Q&A session, and group discussions.
The Maine-North Atlantic & Arctic Education Consortium seeks to:
• educate the public about economic, cultural, and environmental issues in the Maine/North Atlantic/Arctic region
• facilitate higher-education partnerships
• promote collaborative research and innovative learning opportunities for students and faculty
• spur sustainable economic and cultural development
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