Some people travel to discover a country’s cuisine, others for the wildlife. Lori Henry travels to learn about a culture through its traditional dances. In Canada, hundreds of ethnicities have made the country their home and Lori crosses the vast terrain to learn how some of their traditions and lifestyles have evolved through dance.
In Nunavut, Lori visits the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit to learn Inuit drum dancing and throat singing. Although her throat singing sounded a bit like Kermit the Frog, she got the hang of drum dancing through the workshops led by Kugluktuk dancer, Dettrick Hala. She also reminisces about her last trip with Adventure Canada along the Eastern Coast of Baffin Island, weaving bits of that adventure into her narrative, and speaks extensively with regular AC leader, John Houston, about growing up in Cape Dorset.