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Northern Gas Pipelines: Inuvik Petroleum Show 2002

Report of Proceedings:  The Inuvik Petroleum Show 2002

June 19-21, 2002

(See Inuvik Photo Gallery here.)

Hundreds of government and industry executives descended on "Living Place", Inuvik (Photo), by mid-week.  All felt at home amid a welcoming population of 3,500, about 2/3 of whom are indigenous Inuvialuit and Gwich'in residents.  As our photo gallery demonstrates (linked above), Inuvik is a vibrant wilderness outpost whose people are sociable and open to progress but also protective of their unique lifestyle and environment.

To the author, this was a "sentimental journey", having visited the city during the 70s when it was little more than a decade old.  After over a dozen trips and resulting human interaction, strong memories and genuine attraction to the people and the place remain.

Meeting staff members at Aurora College, desk clerks and waiters at the Mackenzie Hotel and Eskimo Inn, skateboarders, school children, corporate offices, reporters (Northern News Services, Far North Oil & Gas Review, CBC and Oil Week), shopkeepers, the Mayor and his dedicated team all reawakened old, pleasant memories.  Eating brought back sensory joys: Musk Ox burgers at "To Go", Char at the Eskimo Inn, subsistence foods at the Aboriginal Day town picnic.  Seeing the Inukshuk (NGP Photo) at the Mackenzie Hotel was a joy.  For an Alaskan, sleeping through Solstice's Midnight sun was no problem and the occasional mosquito or black fly found nirvana with an instinctive, well-practiced slap.  (Note to northern communities:  check out this mosquito magnet that also works on black flies.)

Thursday June 20.  Theme of the Inuvik Petroleum Show (IPS) was "Building Capacity for Today and For the Future," and a blue ribbon committee set the stage for a successful conference.  While the focus was on a Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, speakers addressed a variety of related issues.  Inuvik Mayor Peter Clarkson emphasized the importance of increasing the capability of local residents to participate in frontier development an outcome benefiting both industry and local communities.  Ethel Blondin-Andrew (Western Arctic Member of Parliament, Photo) recalled the Berger Inquiry of a quarter-century ago, resulting in a gas pipeline 'moratorium' at the time.  "This is the right time to do business in the North," she said.  "We are experiencing a coming of age.  We are in different times today.  We all see the need for economic feasibility and certainty."  Addressing Alaskan efforts to obtain Congressional support for the Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline Project, Blondin-Andrew said of gas projects that, "the free market is an essential element.  I wish they shared our sentiment that free enterprise should rule."  She said that Canadians are "working hard to establish a climate of certainty," and that, "we have a common interest and we're working on a common plan."  (Note:  Find the text of her remarks here.  The Author associates the latter comments with gas producer requirements for fiscal and regulatory certainty in any of the large projects under consideration. -dh) 

"I believe the show offered an excellent venue for business development opportunities. The organizers of the Show should be commended for their exceptional efforts and a job well done. The programs, the speakers and the break out sessions offered a unique opportunity for Business to Business dialogue." Andrew J. Loosley, Manager, Business Development Services, Resources, Wildlife & Economic Development - Yellowknife, NT   

Inukshuk.  A Northern Gas Pipelines reader in Inuvik, Bill Crawford (NGP Photo-r), thoughtfully provided us with this description, as good as we've seen.  It is also an example of how readers are invited to contribute to this web site, and by so doing, make it their own.

An Inukshuk is a construction of rocks configured to resemble the human form, and used a marker by the people of the North. The Word "Ïnukshuk" comes form the Inuit (Eskimos) and literally means an imitation person.  Inukshuks had many uses. Large ones without arms were built on top of hills to indicate the territory of a family group. On the barren lands they were used to guide travelers. Some had only one arm pointing towards the correct valley or pass to use. Others had a peep-hole in the center. Travelers looking  through the hole towards the far horizon would see the tiny dot of another Inukshuk.  Sometimes people erect an Inukshuk simply to break the loneliness.  Anyone who has traveled in the north appreciates how incredibly vast and lonely the Arctic can be. In such a setting it is amazing what an emotional effect the sight of an Inukshuk can have.  It is hard to resist putting up one's own Inukshuk on some isolated spot. No real reason...just a sign of one's passing. A part of the human continuum...a signpost of time that tells us we are not alone. Others have passed this way before.  See Arctic Gas Publications for more.



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