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Polar co-operation could be Amundsen's legacy

bilde.jpgNorwegian explorer Roald Amundsen was the first to navigate the Northwest Passage, the first to reach the South Pole and the first to fly over the North Pole from Europe to North America.

But his most significant legacy may be the good relationship he established with Inuit in Canada's Arctic. They taught Amundsen how to survive in the Arctic, and those lessons carried him to success.

Amundsen's relationship with Inuit in the Arctic is detailed in an exhibit called Cold Recall. Norway's ambassador to Canada, Else Eikeland, was in Whitehorse to open the exhibit at the MacBride Museum.

Click on the link below to hear her speak with Dave.

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