August 15, 2014 - 9:53 am
Taissumani, Aug. 15
The Expulsion of the Inughuit
The Inughuit live in northwestern Greenland north of Melville Bay. Their traditional territory is a strip of land hemmed in between the frigid waters of the Arctic and the inland ice that covers most of Greenland, a coastal strip 600 km long. They are the northernmost human society in the...
August 08, 2014 - 10:12 am
Taissumani, Aug. 8
The Inughuit Threat to Canadian High Arctic Sovereignty
With concerns about Canadian sovereignty so much in the news again, it is interesting to look at an early sovereignty scare — one involving Inuit — that turned out to be a misunderstanding.
In 1910 Knud Rasmussen and Peter Freuchen established their trading post, Thule Station, in northwestern...
August 01, 2014 - 7:35 am
Taissumani, Aug. 1
Blood On The Snow – Robert Janes’s Last Journey (Part 4 of 4)
On March 11, 1920 Nuqallaq and a party of Inuit hunters and their families arrived at a seal hunting camp on the ice off Cape Crauford, northern Baffin Island.
They were surprised to discover that Robert Janes, a Newfoundland trader, was there, having diverted from his intended course to Igloolik...
July 25, 2014 - 6:50 pm
Taissumani, July 25
Arrival At Cape Crauford — Robert Janes’s Last Journey (Part 3 of 4)
On March 4, Robert Janes passed Adams Island in Lancaster Sound, 10 days into his desperate bid to leave north Baffin Island by dog sled. He would travel by sled as far as Churchill, and from there overland to Winnipeg, then home to St. John’s.
Although Janes saw no sign of Inuit at Adams Island,...
July 18, 2014 - 10:58 am
Taissumani, July 18
Away Goes February – Robert Janes’s Last Journey (Part 2 of 4)
Robert Janes had embarked on a difficult journey south from his trading post near Pond Inlet.
Travelling by dog sled, with one Inuit guide, and heavily-laden sleds, he would travel through Admiralty Inlet, Igloolik, and the Keewatin coast to Churchill, and from there to Winnipeg, and on to St....
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