11 June 2013

The Land Beyond the Land of the People

The frozen wastelands around ALERT see no twilight in the winter. Stankievech reports only “complete and utter midnight darkness, all the time.” The ALERT Signals Intelligence Station is so far round the top of the world, it is closer to Moscow than it is to Ottawa. Inuktitut, the Native American language of the Nunavut territory, describes the region as “Inuit Nunangata Ungata” which translates as “The Land Beyond the Land of the People.”