November 07, 2014 - 10:12 am
Taissumani, Nov. 7
The 19th Inuit Studies Conference
In 1974, at a time when the Inuit of Nunavik were negotiating their land claims settlement, researchers at Laval university established a private non-profit organization called Association Inuksiutiit Katimajiit.
Its objectives were to collect data on research into Inuit culture, language and...
October 31, 2014 - 7:51 am
Taissumani, Oct. 31
The Sadness of Miss Bill
Life was not kind to Eqariussaq, or Miss Bill as the Peary’s always called her, for she was unable to bear children. Knud Rasmussen once wrote, “There is only one woman whom I pity among the Polar Eskimos — the woman who has no children.”
Eqariussaq’s marriage to Ahngoodloo did not survive. But...
October 24, 2014 - 9:26 am
Taissumani, Oct. 24
Eqariussaq, AKA Miss Bill
In 1893 Josephine Peary accompanied her husband, the explorer Robert Peary, on an over-wintering trip to northern Greenland. This was daring on her part because she was in the last stages of pregnancy when she left the United States.
On Sept. 12 she gave birth to her first child, a daughter which...
October 17, 2014 - 12:09 pm
Taissumani, Oct. 17
Mowat, Porsild, and “The Case of the Disappearing Eskimos”
In 1947, an aspiring young Canadian writer travelled into the Barren Lands of the Kivalliq Region. His name was Farley Mowat.
The book that resulted from this and a subsequent trip into the interior was published to great acclaim in 1952, under the title People of the Deer. The people he wrote...
October 10, 2014 - 10:51 am
Taissumani, Oct. 11
Father Gasté’s Remarkable Journey
When Samuel Hearne became the first white man to pass through the area of Nueltin Lake in the late 1700s, there was as yet no Inuit presence there.
It was not until the early 1800s that Inuit moved into the region. These Inuit, who came to be known as the Ahiarmiut, occupied an area tucked into...
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