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TAISSUMANI April 17, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Taissumani, April 18

Rules of Life among the Qaernermiut

KENN HARPER

Earlier columns have described Knud Rasmussen’s time spent among the Paadlermiut in the interior of the Kivalliq Region, on his major ethnographic expedition of the early 1920s, the Fifth Thule Expedition.

But Rasmussen also spent considerable time among the Qaernermiut of the Baker Lake area, and...

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TAISSUMANI April 11, 2014 - 9:50 am

Taissumani, April 11

Wooden Maps

KENN HARPER

Gustav Holm was a Danish naval captain who made his name as an explorer of Greenland. In 1876, at the age of 27, he took part in Steenstrup’s geological expedition to the Julianehaab District of south-western Greenland, on which he recorded Norse ruins.

Four years later he explored the region...

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TAISSUMANI April 04, 2014 - 9:05 am

Taissumani, April 4

The Arctic Circle – 500th Meeting

KENN HARPER

The Arctic Circle is an Ottawa-based club that has shown remarkable resilience over the years. On April 8, 2014, it will achieve a milestone with the holding of its 500th meeting.

Its constitution outlines two simple objectives for the club: “to enable those interested in the Arctic to meet for...

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TAISSUMANI March 28, 2014 - 10:45 am

Taissumani, March 28

Isaac Shooyook On Trial

KENN HARPER

The Inuit at Fort Ross did not try to hide what they had done from the authorities.

On the contrary, they reported the act themselves. Soosee’s killing had been a necessity, a decision taken as a last resort to preserve their own lives.

The subsequent trial, of Shooyook and Aiyoot for murder, was...

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TAISSUMANI March 21, 2014 - 7:46 am

Taissumani, March 21

Isaac Shooyook, MLA — The Tragic Events of 1965

KENN HARPER

In the fall of 2013 Isaac Shooyook of Arctic Bay made history by becoming the oldest person elected to the Nunavut legislature in its 14-year history. He was 74.

But, when one thinks of Isaac Shooyook, “old” is not a word that comes easily to mind.

For Shooyook is not “old” but rather...

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