Author Bios

Arturo Calvo

Arturo Calvo

Arturo Calvo is a Yukoner and a journalism and Canadian studies student at Carleton University in Ottawa. Arturo has been covering the North since 2013, when he began as a reporter for CKRW radio in Whitehorse. His research and work often focuses on…

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Brian Pehora

Brian Pehora

Brian lived most of his life in the shadow of Toronto’s skyscrapers. He moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut in 2009, got involved in community radio and later, under the mentorship of The Arctic Journal’s senior journalist in Copenhagen, Denmark, honed his…

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Chantal Rondeau

Chantal Rondeau

Chantal Rondeau is a Northern Tutchone/Acadian broadcast journalist, writer, and blogger from Yukon Territory. Over the past 10 years, she has become an online presence for Indigenous news and pop culture with her blog, The Life and Times of a Modern Day…

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Chris Windeyer

Chris Windeyer

Chris Windeyer is a freelance journalist based in Dawson City, Yukon. He covered the NWT election as a writer and researcher for CBC North. He also writes for Edge YK and has worked for Up Here Business magazine and Nunatsiaq News. Follow him on Twitter…

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Claire Anderson

Claire Anderson

Claire Anderson is a Taku River Tlingit lawyer who specializes in corporate and Indigenous law in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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Cody Punter

Cody Punter

Cody Punter is a Yellowknife-based freelance journalist focussed on covering politics and social issues. He recently returned from covering the refugee crisis in Europe. Before that he spent two years working as a reporter and editor for Northern News…

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Courtney Chetwynd

Courtney Chetwynd

Courtney Chetwynd is an artist-researcher who was raised in the Northwest Territories. She is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Dundee in Scotland. To see more of her work visit www.courtneychetwynd.com

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Crystal Fraser

Crystal Fraser

Crystal Fraser is Gwichya Gwich’in, originally from Inuvik and Tree River. She’s currently completing a PhD in Canadian History at the University of Alberta. You can find her on Twitter at @crystalfraser

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Edna Elias

Edna Elias

Edna Elias is an educator and Inuit language advocate from Kuglutkuk, Nunavut. During her career she has held numerous positions in the field of language and education, including teacher, principal, and board member of Inuit Uqausinginnik…

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Elaine Anselmi

Elaine Anselmi

Elaine Anselmi is a freelance journalist based in Yellowknife. She is a regular contributor to local publications News/North and EDGE online, and has written on a range of topics including social justice issues and popular culture for southern…

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Jerald Sabin

Jerald Sabin

Jerald Sabin is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, a Founding Editor of Northern Public Affairs, and a Research Associate with the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation at Carleton University. Sabin’s…

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Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron is a former Whitehorse City Councillor, Northern governance consultant, instructor at Yukon College, author of two books and articles on Northern political topics, a father of three, and a born & raised and passionate Yukoner. He sits on the…

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Lindsay Bell and Jesse Colin Jackson

Lindsay Bell and Jesse Colin Jackson

Lindsay Bell is a professor of anthropology at the State University of New York at Oswego. She was a school teacher in Aklavik and Hay River NWT before going on to complete graduate degrees at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of…

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Lisa Kenney

Lisa Kenney

Lisa Kenney has a PhD in Decision Science, and Master’s degrees in Public Policy and International Development. Lisa has worked on decision-making in energy planning, climate change mitigation, and community development in the Northwest Territories,…

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Lori Garrison

Lori Garrison

Lori Garrison is a writer, poet, and general good-for-nothing vagabond who currently lives in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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Mandee McDonald

Mandee McDonald

Mandee is a maskîkow-iskwiw resident of Somba K’e, Denendeh (Yellowknife, NWT). Hailing from Mántéwisipihk (Churchill, Man.), she was raised amongst wâpuskwak (polar bears) and wâpamekwak (beluga whales) until the tender age of 10. She has a B.A….

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Meagan Wohlberg

Meagan Wohlberg

Meagan Wohlberg is the online editor of Northern Public Affairs. A freelance journalist based in Fort Smith, NWT, Meagan writes for a variety of Northern and national publications. Follow her on Twitter @meaganimous.

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Olivia Mussells

Olivia Mussells

Olivia Mussells is a recent MSc. graduate based out of Ottawa. She has been studying the Arctic since 2012. Her research focuses on bridging the gap between science and policy. Olivia’s interests lie in the areas of climate change, Northern…

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Sara Komarnisky

Sara Komarnisky

Sara Komarnisky is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She is part of the Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America project
(www.objectives.com). Follow her on Twitter…

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Sarah Frey

Sarah Frey

Sarah Frey is a student, writer, and activist currently living in
Whitehorse, Yukon. Sarah’s work often focuses on gender issues within
Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, and she is an active volunteer for Girl Guides of Canada. Since relocating…

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Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox

Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox

Dr. Irlbacher-Fox was raised in Inuvik, holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and appointments as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and as Adjunct Professor at Carleton University’s School of Public…

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Tara Cater

Tara Cater

Tara Cater is a PhD candidate at Carleton University in the department of Geography and Environmental Studies, with a specialization in Political Economy. Follow her on Twitter at @TaraCater

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Walter Bayha

Walter Bayha

Walter Bayha grew up on the land with his grandparents, learning the Dene traditions of Sahtú region (Great Bear Lake) in the Northwest Territories. Walter is currently Manager of Lands and Resources with the Délı̨nę Land Corporation, and a senior…

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Zoe Todd

Zoe Todd

Zoe Todd (Métis/Otipemisiwak) is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She is a 2011 Trudeau Scholar. She is also a lecturer in Anthropology at Carleton University.

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