Author: Jennifer Kingsley

National Geographic: A fading culture adapts to the changing times

National Geographic: A fading culture adapts to the changing times

Here is Meet the North’s next National Geographic story. With each new border and political shift, the indigenous women of Chukotka, Russia adjust to maintain their heritage and survive. Read about how they survive through my words and Eric’s photos. “We were eating more than I thought possible, including jellied whale casserole and fresh apricot buns,…

The Austin Meyer Podcast

The Austin Meyer Podcast

I was invited to talk with filmmaker/photographer Austin Meyer on his storytelling podcast. We spoke about Meet the North and finding stories. “In this conversation, Jennifer and I talk about how she developed a love for both writing and exploration, her fascinating 3-year project called Meet the North in which she attempted to make authentic…

Howsound: You just won’t know if you don’t ask

Howsound: You just won’t know if you don’t ask

I talked with Rob Rosenthal of Howsound about my CBC documentary “Meet the North.” We chatted about searching out people in the Arctic for their stories in “You Won’t Know If You Don’t Ask.” “In the doc, Jennifer travels the Arctic with no plan other than to interview people. That’s it. She interviews someone and…

Hello students!!

Hello students!!

I have the honour of being part of National Geographic’s Educator-Explorer Exchange this year. My educator partner is Kelly Koller from Washington Middle School in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. A couple of weeks ago I got a packet of letters (real letters!) from her students. They had SO MANY questions for me, and Kelly and I…

Gabriel Award winner

Gabriel Award winner

“Meet the Elverums,” a documentary that I made for CBC’s the Sunday Edition, has won first place in the Radio Documentary, National Release category at the Gabriel Awards. It’s about a family in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada, and I worked with documentary maker Dick Miller and the show’s documentary producer, Karen Levine, to create it….