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Let’s Move On

Foreword by Honourable Paul Aarulaaq Quassa, Premier of Nunavut Paul Okalik was raised in Pangnirtung, a community that survived starvation, epidemics, eradication of its spiritual heritage, relocation, schooling in a foreign language, and confrontation with the Canadian justice system. He made the decision to improve the living conditions of his fellow Inuit. After ten years… Read more »

Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik

“Carolyn Marie Souaid has a brave honest voice and a love for northern Canada and its people that is genuinely moving to read about.” —Tomson Highway A young woman enters a whole new world of attraction in a community struggling with generations of loss of land and culture. Yasmeen’s tradition-bound mother wants her to stay… Read more »

Journey to the Heart of the First Peoples Collections

“Indeed, the book is a treasure trove of information, with 15 essays about the collection and hundreds of illustrations, all with explanations of what the object depicted was used for. It also contains footnotes to more references, and a long bibliography.” John Pohl, The Montreal Gazette Journey to the Heart of the First Peoples Collections reveals… Read more »

The Franz Boas Enigma

Foreword by Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt “… Franz Boas has remained an enigma, so misunderstood as a person and so often misrepresented as an anthropologist.” William S. Willis, Jr. How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic… Read more »

Inuit and Whalers on Baffin Island through German Eyes

Wilhelm Weike, a 23-year old handyman from Minden/Germany, accidentally found himself spending the year of 1883-84 among Inuit and wintering with whalers on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. The fledgling scientist Franz Boas (1858-1942), later the eminent cultural anthropologist, hired Weike to attend to and assist him in his geographical and ethnological research following… Read more »