Fine art and and photography reflecting life in the far North.

A caribou stands on a ridge silhouetted in front of a rainbow in Dechenla region of the Shúhtagot’ı̨nę Nę́nę́ (Mackenzie Mountains) of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Photo credit: Joe Hanlon
 

A caribou stands on a ridge silhouetted in front of a rainbow in Dechenla region of the Shúhtagot’ı̨nę Nę́nę́ (Mackenzie Mountains) of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Photo credit: Joe Hanlon

 

This amazing landscape is near the continental divide on the border of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon in northern Canada. The expanse of contiguous alpine plateau lies at the heart of the Shúhtagot’ı̨nę Nę́nę́ (Mackenzie Mountains) and is known as Dechenla to Shúhtagot’ı̨nę (Mountain Dene) and Kaska First Nation people. The word Dechenla or Dechenlo means “the land at the end of the sticks” and it falls within a broader series of high plateaus called K’athieh or “willow flats”. The region has also been referred to as the Mackenzie Mountains Barrens and is the summer range for large groups of mountain caribou as well as many other species of wildlife. Photo credit: Joe Hanlon (my lucky husband who just got back from a week in the mountains!)

This amazing landscape is near the continental divide on the border of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon in northern Canada. The expanse of contiguous alpine plateau lies at the heart of the Shúhtagot’ı̨nę Nę́nę́ (Mackenzie Mountains) and is known as Dechenla to Shúhtagot’ı̨nę (Mountain Dene) and Kaska First Nation people. The word Dechenla or Dechenlo means “the land at the end of the sticks” and it falls within a broader series of high plateaus called K’athieh or “willow flats”. The region has also been referred to as the Mackenzie Mountains Barrens and is the summer range for large groups of mountain caribou as well as many other species of wildlife. Photo credit: Joe Hanlon (my lucky husband who just got back from a week in the mountains!)

Morning reading*. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
*if you are curious the papers are: 
Adams, M., J. Carpenter, J. Housty, D. Neasloss, P. Paquet, J. Walkus, and C. T. Darimont. 2014. Towards increased engagement between academic and indigenous community partners in ecological research. Ecology and Society 19.
McGregor, D., W. Bayha, and D. Simmons. 2010. Our responsibility to keep the land alive: voices of northern indigenous researchers. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health 8:101-123.

Morning reading*. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

*if you are curious the papers are: 

Adams, M., J. Carpenter, J. Housty, D. Neasloss, P. Paquet, J. Walkus, and C. T. Darimont. 2014. Towards increased engagement between academic and indigenous community partners in ecological research. Ecology and Society 19.

McGregor, D., W. Bayha, and D. Simmons. 2010. Our responsibility to keep the land alive: voices of northern indigenous researchers. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health 8:101-123.

My husband, Joe, just got back from an amazing trip into the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories, Canada. I’ll be sharing some of his photos over the next few days. Photo credit: Joe Hanlon

My husband, Joe, just got back from an amazing trip into the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories, Canada. I’ll be sharing some of his photos over the next few days. Photo credit: Joe Hanlon

Calm day on the lake. Northern Wisconsin.

Calm day on the lake. Northern Wisconsin.

Growing in the garden. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Good morning! Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Good morning! Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Montana landscape. Summer 2009.

Montana landscape. Summer 2009.

Kevin, Joe, and Luna enjoy the view from Monarch Mountain over Atlin Lake and Atlin Mountain, northern British Columbia, Canada.

Kevin, Joe, and Luna enjoy the view from Monarch Mountain over Atlin Lake and Atlin Mountain, northern British Columbia, Canada.

Wildflowers of northern British Columbia: Arctic Lupine (Lupinus arcticus), Smoothed-Leaved Mountain Avens (Dryas integrifolia), and Broad-Leaved Willowherb also known as River Beauty (Epliobium latiflium).

Ripples. Northern Wisconsin.

Ripples. Northern Wisconsin.

Sign marking Tulita’s fuel stockpile at the airstrip at caribou flats in the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Sign marking Tulita’s fuel stockpile at the airstrip at caribou flats in the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Caribou skull. Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada. September 2013.

Caribou skull. Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada. September 2013.

Camping in Kluane National Park in the Yukon. Summer 2006.

Camping in Kluane National Park in the Yukon. Summer 2006.

Atlin sunset. July 2006. Atlin, British Columbia, Canada.

Atlin sunset. July 2006. Atlin, British Columbia, Canada.