More Northern Writes

The NWT Literacy Council hosted a northern writing contest each year from
1992 – 2002 called the Northern Writes Writing Contest. Two years ago we
developed the first Northern Writes Study Guide. We decided to develop a second
Study Guide with four more stories from the writing contest.

Story #1: A Tundra Spring Day
By Susan Webster
1997 NWT Writing Contest

Story #2: Fascinating Myths of the Inuit
By Elizabeth Lyall
1992 NWT Writing Contest

Story #3: As Are We All
By Chris Gamble
1999 NWT Writing Contest

Story #4: Medivac
By Maureen A. Johnston
1995 NWT Writing Contest

We chose these four stories because they offer different stories and learning opportunities for adult learners. It is important that adult learners have stories
and poems to read that reflect life in the North. Each story has a range of learning
activities that can be used in adult upgrading programs. Activities range from 110 – 130 and can be used across the curriculum.

The guide is on our website. Call us if you would like a hard copy of this resource.

More Resources

NALD@Work is an online website that has everything you need to support workplace
education programs. It includes program models, teaching, learning and research
materials, news about what’s happening in the field, event listings, contact information, helpful websites and much more . . .

NALD@Work hosts the new workplace/ workforce literacy website for the NWT
and Nunavut Literacy Councils at There you can find
out more about the Northern Workplace/Workforce Literacy Partnership. The
website has the new research reports from Nunavut and the NWT, as well as resources
and information related to workplace/workforce literacy.

Annotated Bibliography of Aboriginal Literature

Over the years, many people have asked us to put together a package of information
on Aboriginal literature that is suitable for different age groups. Two years ago we
published an annotated list of Aboriginal literature for all age groups.

We are now updating our bibliography of Aboriginal literature. Many books have
been written in this time period and we want to keep our list current. We are also
adding more northern, Aboriginal, and adult books to the list. Look for it on our
website in April