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Hardships of the Past

Recollections of Arviat Elders

Jarich Oosten (editor) Frédéric B. Laugrand (editor)

ISBN: 9781896204680

Publication Date: Jun 2012

Format: Paperback

Many Inuit elders experienced severe hardships in their past: from starvation to surviving the extreme cold to forced relocation. In this book, eight Inuit elders share their memories of the past and preserve important and unique Inuit traditions and knowledge. A variety of topics are discussed: respect for animals, healing, stars and the weather, shamanism, and traditional spirituality. Much attention is also given to the techniques and stories of survival in adverse circumstances. In English and Inuktitut.
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Many Inuit elders experienced severe hardships in their past: from starvation to surviving the extreme cold to forced relocation. In this book, eight Inuit elders share their memories of the past and preserve important and unique Inuit traditions and knowledge. A variety of topics are discussed: respect for animals, healing, stars and the weather, shamanism, and traditional spirituality. Much attention is also given to the techniques and stories of survival in adverse circumstances.

There are few Inuit elders left and it is important to preserve their stories. This important book ensures that the memories of eight elders will live on to educate future generations.

In English and Inuktitut.
Pages 256
Dimensions 216 x 140
Date Published 30 Jun 2012
Publisher Nunavut Arctic College Media
Subject/s Anthropology   Indigenous peoples   Oral history   Sociology: customs & traditions  

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