BUSH SCHOOL via The University of Manitoba in Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, Nunavut
......The point of the program is to introduce you to a different modality than that which you are used to. "Getting Bushed..." My experience here hasnt been life changing or shocking. My Pang and Alaska modalities blend. The feel of Pang is similar to Unalakleet or McGrath. Small towns, few roads, big TVs. People roaring around on their ATV's. "Modern" southern culture permiating into the community through the TV and internet. The plants are the same. The attitude towards life is similar to mine. Shared viewpoints. Practical.
Practical, but contrasting. There is a dichotomy between apparent values and how the land and animals are actually treated.
My time here is drawing to a close and as my departure date nears, I'm starting to realize just how far away from home I am.