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Jennifer Kingsley


Jennifer Kingsley is the founder and team lead for Meet the North, a project that builds cultural understanding through storytelling. She is a journalist and the author of Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Her radio work has been broadcast around the world and recognized by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Meet the North: Hockey Love in Arctic Style

Meet the North is a circumpolar project about the modern, un-Googleable Arctic. . . My first clue to the hockey obsession of this town was Nina’s bag, which is handmade from sealskin and decorated with an Edmonton Oilers badge. Once I clued in, I realized the community was peppered with mittens, hats, parkas, and kamiks (sealskin…

Meet the North: Crossing that Bridge

On the way out of town, Dennis Sinnok saw fresh marks on the snow, stopped his snowmobile, and asked, “Do you want to go track a wolverine?” We said yes, but since we were no match for his driving skills, we immediately fell way, way behind. As an outsider to the north, it was my…