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<ul><li><p>"Arctic" 50 Years AgoSource: Arctic, Vol. 54, No. 1 (Mar., 2001), p. 100Published by: Arctic Institute of North AmericaStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40512291 .Accessed: 10/06/2014 06:54</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org.</p><p> .</p><p>Arctic Institute of North America is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Arctic.</p><p>http://www.jstor.org </p><p>This content downloaded from on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:54:06 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=ainahttp://www.jstor.org/stable/40512291?origin=JSTOR-pdfhttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsphttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p></li><li><p>100 INFONORTH </p><p>Cindy Allen, AI NA Research Associate, with Kenneth Toovak, I nuit Elder from Barrow, Alaska, at the American Polar Society Symposium in Boulder, Colorado, on 4 October 2000. </p><p>Gone? The majority of the presentations focused on scien- tific and military research projects conducted in Antarc- tica. Ms. Allen's presentation, entitled "Dancing to a New Drumbeat: Song Ownership, Control and Access to Tradi- tional Dene Music," was very well received by symposium delegates. Delegates were also invited to attend the open- ing of an exhibition entitled "South: Ernest Shackleton's 1914-17 Antarctic Expedition" and an Honorary Mem- bership Awards banquet. </p><p>Ford Foundation Fellowship AINA research associate Helen Corbett is one of five </p><p>activist/scholars chosen to spend four months on the cam- pus of the University of California, Berkeley, as a fellow in the Ford Foundation Environment and Culture Residen- tial Fellowship Program for 2001-02. Helen will teach and write about her 1 8 years of work with Susanne Swibold in the Bering Sea, focusing on environmental issues and human exploitation. For more information: http://globe trotter.berkeley.edu/EnvirPol/res-fellows.html </p><p>Publications AINA Senior Research Associate Peter Schiedermann' s </p><p>historical novel, Raven* s Saga: An Arctic Odyssey, is being translated into Danish. The translation will be pub- lished by Atuagkat Press in Nuuk, Greenland. </p><p>Research Associate Norman Hallendy reports that his book, Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic, continues to attract much favourable attention and is enjoying excel- lent sales at home and abroad. The book was published by Douglas &amp; Mclntyre in Canada, by the University of Washington Press in the United States, and by the British Museum in Britain. </p><p>ARCTIC 50 YEARS AGO </p><p> During the summer of 1950, the Cryolite Company engaged a Swedish drilling company to investigate a magnetic iron ore deposit at Gr0nnedal, southwest- ern Greenland. Six cores drilled into the deposit revealed that it was smaller and of lower quality than had been expected from previous investigations. Following analysis of the core samples, two Swedish mining experts arrived independently at the conclu- sion that mining the deposit would not be economical and further prospecting could not be justified. </p><p> Lincoln Ellsworth, a pioneer in Arctic and Antarctic exploration by air, died at the age of 72 in May 195 1 following a heart attack. During his life, Ellsworth led expeditions by aircraft, ship, canoe, submarine, dirigible, and on foot to Alaska, northwestern Canada, the Andes, and both polar regions. His expeditionary associates included Roald Amundsen, Umberto No- bile, and Sir Hubert Wilkins. Ellsworth authored four books and collaborated with Amundsen on The First Crossing of the Polar Sea. </p><p> Fifty years ago, the Arctic Institute of North America had three offices: one in Montreal, directed by P.D. Baird, another in Washington, directed by A.L. Washburn, and a third in New York, directed by Walter A. Wood. Associate Members of the Institute had access to the library and map collection in the Montreal office and received the journal Arctic three times a year for an annual fee of $3.00. </p><p>This content downloaded from on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:54:06 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p><p>Article Contentsp. 100</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsArctic, Vol. 54, No. 1 (Mar., 2001), pp. i-ii, 1-104Front MatterLifeHistory Traits of Charr, Salvelinus alpinus, from a High Arctic Watercourse on Svalbard [pp. 1-11]The Age and Origin of the Little Diomede Island Upland Surface [pp. 12-21]Contemporary Use of Traditional and Imported Food among Greenlandic Inuit [pp. 22-31]An Overview of Early Anthrax Outbreaks in Northern Canada: Field Reports of the Health of Animals Branch, Agriculture Canada, 196271 [pp. 32-40]Moose, Caribou, and Grizzly Bear Distribution in Relation to Road Traffic in Denali National Park, Alaska [pp. 41-48]Activity and Movement Patterns of Polar Bears Inhabiting Consolidated versus Active Pack Ice [pp. 49-54]Natural History and Conservation of the Greenland Whale, or Bowhead, in the Northwest Atlantic [pp. 55-76]Alcohol Control by Referendum in Northern Native Communities: The Alaska Local Option Law [pp. 77-83]ReviewsReview: untitled [pp. 84-84]Review: untitled [pp. 84-85]Review: untitled [pp. 86-87]Review: untitled [pp. 87-88]Review: untitled [pp. 88-89]Books Received [pp. 89-90]</p><p>Obituary: Clive Holland (1946-2000) [pp. 91-91]InfoNorthBioavailable Mercury in Arctic Snow Determined by a Light-Emitting Mer-Lux Bioreporter [pp. 92-95]Responding to Climate Change in Northern Communities: Impacts and Adaptations [pp. 96-98]Northern News [pp. 99-99]AINA News [pp. 99-100]"Arctic" 50 Years Ago [pp. 100-100]Conferences [pp. 101-101]</p><p>Back Matter</p></li></ul>