North West River Speaker Series

The Labrador Institute is currently holding a speaker presentation at the North West River Research Station with Jamie Jackman coordinating these events. Scott Neilsen started this speaker series in February 2014. Information about upcoming speakers and links to videos of past speakers can be found here as well as on our Labrador Institute YouTube Channel.

Upcoming Presentations:


Past Presentations:


April 27, 2017:
Carol Brice-Bennett Archaeology Collection with Anatolijs Venovcevs.


September 27, 2016:
Labrador and the Census with Morgon Mills

April 26, 2016:
Silent no more: Indigenous Women's Histories in NunatuKavut, Labrador, with Amy Hudson, Andrea Procter, and Sylvia Moore.


March 10, 2016:
#ThemDays: Unraveling Archival Mysteries, with speaker Terra Barrett.


January 28, 2016:
Forgoing Full Value? Iron Ore Mining in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1954-2014 with Dr. John Thistle.


October 7, 2015:
Federal Election Primer: Presentation by Edward Rudkowski, NDP Candidate for MP in the riding of Labrador.


October 5, 2015:
Federal Election Primer: Presentation by Yvonne Jones, Liberal Candidate for MP in the riding of Labrador.


September 30, 2015:
Federal Election Primer: Presentation by Peter Penashue, PC Candidate for MP in the riding of Labrador.


March 23, 2015:
Eden Robinson reads from and discusses her latest work of fiction, Son of a Trickster


February 9, 2015:
The Life and Times of Lord Strathcona: Donald Smith in Labrador, presented by Patricia Way


January 12, 2015:
Frontiersmen to the Front: Labradorians in the Great War, presented by Robin McGrath



December 16, 2014:
From Glaciers to Frozen Ground: Labrador's Changing Climate, presented by Robert Way, PhD candidate, University of Ottawa


November 6, 2014:
The Silver Highway: explorers, tourists and trappers on the Labrador's Grand River, presented by Anne Budgell


October 3, 2014:
Looking to the Past for the Future: Archaeology with Innu and Inuit young people in Labrador


October 3, 2014:
ReSDA workshop 2014: October 3, 2014 held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL


August 20, 2014:
Atlantic Salmon Field Research Summary, Upper Lake Melville, 2014with Marie Clement, Jonathan Pearce and Judith Savoie


June 25, 2014:
Archaeology at Kamestastin, with Chelsee Arbour; presented in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society


June 15, 2014:
Tikigaksuagusiup uKattingit: kingullipângujut
The last speakers of Rigolet Inuktut, and why they matter so very much: The current state of the Rigolet Inuktut Living Archive, with Dr. Doug Wharram.

April 23, 2014:
The Labrador Flag: 40 years remembered, with Mr. Mike Martin.


Mar 12, 2014:
Sustaining an Atlantic salmon fishery in Lake Melville, with Jonathan Pearce, a Ph.D. candidate in the Biology Department of Memorial University. Dr. Marie Clément, an aquatic research scientist at the Marine Institute who is stationed at the Labrador Institute, presents a brief overview of the Labrador Institute and has described the aquatic research program that she is currently developing in Labrador. Jonathan then presents his research project, which aims to determine whether Atlantic salmon stocks in the Lake Melville watershed are genetically distinct and to identify their rivers of origin.


Feb 13, 2014:
We're Engaged...right?: Rethinking the Relationship between researchers, outsiders and Labradorians, with Dr. Andrea Proctor.



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