Urban Inuk (OPL Human Library 2014)
Annotation:An examination of the Canadian, urban-aboriginal experience based on the voices of native peoples, this study focuses on innovative community-based solutions being created and run by and for urban aboriginal people. Set primarily in Winnipeg's inner city, this sourcebook examines such topics as aboriginal involvement in community development, adult education, and the mainstream political process.
Annotation:Against the stark and haunting landscape of Canada's Far North, Trista chronicles the events of her life from her room in the Polar Girls' Prison in Jackfish Bay, Northwest Territories. Also in print format.
Annotation:In these animated shorts and documentaries produced from the 1940s to today, discover Inuit traditions, perspectives and values. A powerful portrait of the Inuit experience past and present representing all four Canadian Inuit regions (Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut and Inuvialuit)
Annotation:Qallunaaliaqpallianiq - heading south explores the stories of Inuit "migrants" to the south: their dreams, their accomplishments, their preoccupations, ther paths they follow and their interactions with the outside world
Annotation:In the early 1960s the Canadian government conducted an experiment in social engineering. Three 12-year-old Inuit boyswere sent to live with White families in Ottawa, to be educated in White schools. The bureaucrats who brought the boys South did not anticipate the outcome of their experiment. The boys grew up to become leaders of their people, and lifelong thorns in the side of the government. The battles they fought and won were instrumental in the establishment of aboriginal rights in Canada, and led to the creation of Nunavut, the world’s largest self-governing aboriginal territory. But it all came at enormous personal cost.
Annotation:Presents a documentary on the life of an Inuit family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements with the warmth of the little family as they go about their daily affairs.
Annotation:In August 1880, businessman Adrian Jakobsen convinced eight Inuit men, women, and children from Hebron and Nakvak, Labrador to accompany him to Europe to be "exhibited" in zoos and Völkerschauen (ethnographic shows). Abraham, Maria, Noggasak, Paingo, Sara, Terrianiak, Tobias, and Ulrike agreed, partly for the money and partly out of curiosity to see the wonders of Europe, which they had heard about from Moravian missionaries.