in the Arctic are what really resonate with me, and part of my job is to help passengers understand that the experiences they have will be greatly enhanced when they start to appreciate Inuit culture. Putting passengers and Inuit together is invigorating. You have people sit down, laugh, share a meal and experience the Inuit way of life, but then you also have Inuit come aboard and see some of the dynamic science that happens on these voyages. It’s really an opportunity to bridge two worlds. I’ve been inspired by One Ocean Expeditions’ activities in the North — the things that happen beyond just the experience of the expedition. They’ve helped out the medical clinic in Pond Inlet, they’ve provided food for children in schools in isolated communities and they’ve repatriated photographs, information and ephemera from museums. There are currently exhibits in Pond Inlet that allow local people to see photographs of their parents or grandparents from the 1920s, 30s and 40s for the first time. It’s this idea of giving back that I like. It’s a change in paradigm from “Let’s go up and look and take photographs and experience it ourselves,” to “No — let’s go up there and be partners with the Inuit and always try to leave something of value behind.” There’s a real magic in that.
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