nature, Photography Yellowknife Sep 5, 2021 Lynette d'Arty-Cross 17 Comments Happy Sunday. 🙂 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Last of the summer sunshine? Lovely view, anyway! 🙂
It’s still comfortable during the day with highs of about 18C but the nights are getting quite cool. The trees are starting to turn …
Great view of this Northern city. Thanks for sharing Lynette. Allan
You’re welcome, Allan. It does have great views (sometimes really cold!).
And clean air!!!!
Yes, very, very clean!
This is lovely–happy Sunday, indeed:)
Thank you very much. 🙂
Yellowknife is a name to stir the imagination, and I was curious as to how it came to be called Yellowknife. Turns out that it was named after the Yellowknife Indians and isn’t very old, having been settled in the 1930s after (surprise, surprise) gold was discovered in the area. It became the capital of the NWT in 1967 and has lived happily(?) ever after ever since.
I’ve worked in NWT for the past five years so I’ve begun to get an education on its complex and tragic history. Yes, Yellowknife is quite new and came about as the result of gold, but there are much older communities in NWT, especially First Nations communities (we don’t use the word “Indians” although I have seen it crop up still). The “Yellowknives” are actually part of the Akaitcho Dene First Nation (ADFN) as early researchers really got much of the history and ancestry horribly wrong. Yellowknife and NWT are now embarked on development as individual nations within Canada according to their history. Happy Labour Day. Cheers.
Thanks. I should have been more sensitive about using the word “Indian,” but whoever wrote the Wikipedia article on Yellowknife used that word, and so I just went with it.
I understand and you shouldn’t worry. Many people don’t know (that’s why I mentioned it) but here in Canada it’s becoming akin to the “n” word. I looked up the Wikipedia article on Yellowknife too and found it littered with insensitivities. I plan to bring it up with an elder so that it gets corrected. Cheers.
The north is not for the faint of heart but it is beautiful!
I agree. That cold! But that beauty, too!
Beautiful picture. I’ve always wanted to visit Yellowknife. The landscape must be so pristine.
It is pristine. You will have to make a trip up some time. There’s lots of good hiking. 🙂