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January 10 , 2011

Break Up or Bombs (storey 4 of 40)

Fort Norman, N.W.T., Canada


There has not been a plane in weeks. It is break up in the Arctic. This is 1966 in Fort Norman on Deh Cho, the McKenzie River in the NWT, Canada. I am a little girl sitting on the banks of this mighty river with every other kid in town. Our ears strain for the sounds of cracking ice that will indicate the mile wide band of solid water in front of us will break up and free us from this prison!

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