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Ainslie MacLellan: May 2012 Archives

Marching with the Junior Rangers in Salluit

Junior Rangers in SalluitPatrolling across the territories and Nunavik, the Canadian Rangers are this country's northernmost military unit. Specialized in search and rescue in the sometimes harsh, Canadian Arctic climate, they have their own cadet branch known as the Junior Rangers. The CBC's Ainslie MacLellan was in Salluit recently and met with some Junior Rangers as they went through their drills.
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Salluit hip hop artist Arkey

Adamie Argun aka Arkey, with sisters Louisa and Mary (photo: Ainslie MacLellan)Adamie Argun goes by the name Arkey when he's performing. The young rapper from the Inuit community of Salluit, says hip hop is an outlet for some of the stresses in his life. While in Salluit, the CBC's Ainslie MacLellan met with the 18-year-old who spends many evenings writing lyrics and rapping along to his favourite songs, and who even got a chance to record with singer-songwriter Ariane Moffatt.
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Hip hop workshop does social work in Inukjuak

DJ CreeAsian, aka Matthew Wood, teaches turntabling to kids in Inukjuak. (photo: Ainslie MacLellan)Blueprint For Life uses hip hop music and dance to try to get young people to open up and to talk about everything, from depression, alcohol and drug abuse, bullying and even suicide. The CBC's Ainslie MacLellan stopped in on one of the group's workshops in Inukjuak.
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