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A birds-eye view of a group of children placing their handprints in a block of wet cement.

A Journey From Pliés to Panels

Post published:April 16, 2024

Born in Little Buffalo, a remote Alberta community ringed by oil extraction efforts, Melina Laboucan-Massimo knows the feeling of being helpless in the face of a warming planet. Every time her family drove across their traditional Lubicon Cree First Nation homelands, the landscape felt drier, its vegetation less vibrant.

From Old-Growth Rainforests to Arctic Sea Ice

From Old-Growth Rainforests to Arctic Sea Ice

Post published:April 16, 2024

The Tla-o-qui-aht Nation’s territory extends from one of the few remaining ancient temperate rainforests down to the Pacific Ocean. It is a place of thousand-year-old cedars up to 12 metres tall. Elk run through the misty woods, and black bears catch salmon as they migrate upstream, pulled back to rivers and streams by an unstoppable urge to spawn the next generation where they themselves hatched.

Two woven baskets, one small and one medium sized, sit on a big blue bin stitched along its rim with the same woven basket material. The small woven basket has the word "REPAIR" in black letters printed on the front of it.

Framing the Land

Post published:April 16, 2024

Now, Willard is an artist, curator, and assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan. A mixed Secwépemc and settler, Willard’s research is focused in part on providing a view of the art world in small towns, rural centres, and on reserve. As an artist, curator, and educator, Holly Schmidt is trying to put a frame around something that is often taken for granted: the natural world around us.

A bunch of bright purple harebell flowers and green leaves.

Naturally Ink-quisitive

Post published:April 16, 2024

Art is a great way to get creative, fire up different parts of the brain, and see something in a new way. To make colourful, sustainable inks that don’t come with excess packaging or contain microplastics that end up in nature, just reach for plants from the kitchen, forest, or garden.

A collage of artwork created by Pinnguaq staff.

Celebrating World Art Day

Post published:April 15, 2021

Today at Pinnguaq, we’re celebrating World Art Day. It’s a day to promote the creation, diffusion and enjoyment of art. Art plays an important role in knowledge sharing and in the promotion of cultural diversity, and is a fundamental component of STEAM, along with science, technology, engineering and math.

Students gathered in the Lindsay Makerspace looking down at their projects.

Top 3 Engaging Makerspace Activities

Post published:July 23, 2020

Lindsay Makerspace teacher Becky writes about her favourite activities she had taught students! Read about the fun experiences had, and how these activities impacted the Lindsay Makerspace.

Another Dimension

Another Dimension

Post published:April 5, 2020

Explore why and how Pinnguaq’s Lindsay Makerspace is using the Prusa MK3S 3D printer.

It’s Off To School We Go!

It’s Off To School We Go!

Post published:September 23, 2019

Here are some of our staff members that will be attending schooling in 2019, here’s what they have to say!

Icebergs in the middle of a lake

Tromsø Talk: Part 2

Post published:October 9, 2014

Pinnguaq’s Ryan Oliver spoke at a conference called “Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Technology in the Arctic” in Tromsø.

Drone flying over a body of water

Tromsø Talk: Part 1

Post published:October 8, 2014

Pinnguaq’s Ryan Oliver spoke at a conference called “Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Technology in the Arctic” in Tromsø, Norway.