About Latonia Hartery
Latonia has a PhD in circumpolar archaeology from the University of Calgary. Her exploration of this topic has taken her to the Canadian Arctic, Greenland and Scandinavia. For the past decade she has conducted excavations on Paleoeskimo sites in Bird Cove-Pond Cove, Newfoundland. At this location she integrates research, tourism and public education. She is also the president of AARA, a non-profit organization dedicated to Arctic and sub-Arctic studies. As a filmmaker, she has worked on independent documentaries and other films for a wide range of broadcasters including APTN and the CBC. For her community efforts, and for preserving and promoting Arctic and sub-Arctic culture, she was recently given JCI Canada’s Outstanding Young Person Award.