A new heroine is born,
Elisapee of the Arctic!
This charming tale of identity, created by Inuit youth Arn Pootoogook, Joanne Weedmark
and Stephanie Weedmark of
Cape Dorset with Angie Littlefield
of Toronto, blends the present
and the past and brings a
beautiful part of the world to all audiences.
Pre-publication samples NOW available ~ click here!
The Cape Dorset Storytelling Project
August 2008 my husband and I visited Cape Dorset, Baffin Island—a place of stark beauty. Amid panoramas of stone and sky, minute floral details showed the artistry of the land. The photo galleries highlight the scope of the experience that included the Co-op Print Studio, a visit to renowned artist Kenojuak Ashevak in her honour-filled home and a guided tour to the Thule site where ancient Inui left traces of their stone homes.
The Storytelling project grew from a discussion with the principal of Peter Pitseolak School to something more concrete after meeting 15 year old Alysia Toonoo from Cape Dorset who was visiting May Hughes in Toronto. The circle grew to include Marilyn Field, the founder of DARE arts, artist Charles Pachter, May's husband Chas who works in Nunavut and Sheridan College student Danielle Crosby.