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Saqiyuq is the name the Inuit give to a strong wind that suddenly shifts direction; Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women is a vivid portrait of the changing nature of life in the Arctic during the twentieth century. Through their life stories a grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter take us on a remarkable journey in which the cycles of life -- childhood, adolescence, marriage, birthing and child rearing - are presented against the contrasting experiences of three successive generations. Their memories and reflections give us poignant insight into the history of the people of the new territory of Nunavut. Apphia Awa, who was born in 1931, experienced the traditional life on the land while Rhoda Katsak, Apphia's daughter, was part of the transitional generation who were sent to government schools. In contrast to both, Sandra Katsak, Rhoda's daughter, has grown up in the settlement of Pond Inlet among the conveniences and tensions of contemporary northern communities - video games and coffee shops but also drugs and alcohol. During the last years of Apphia's life Rhoda and Sandra began working to reconnect to their traditional culture and learn the art of making traditional skin clothing. Through the storytelling in Saqiyuq, Apphia, Rhoda, and Sandra explore the transformations that have taken place in the lives of the Inuit and chart the struggle of the Inuit to reclaim their traditional practices and integrate them into their lives. Nancy Wachowich became friends with Rhoda Katsak and her family during the early 1990s and was able to record their stories before Apphia's death in 1996. Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women will appeal to everyone interested in the Inuit, the North, family bonds, and a good story.

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Genre: History
Author: Nancy Wachowich
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release: 2001
File: 301 Pages
ISBN-13: 0773522441

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This wide-ranging treatment of daily life in the contemporary Inuit communities of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland reveals the very modern ways of being Inuit. * Includes a chronology of major cultural and political events from the peopling of the North American Arctic to the present * Provides contemporary and historical photographs of people, places, and activities discussed in the text * Offers a glossary of key sociological and Inuktitut terms

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Genre: History
Author: PAMELA R. STERN
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2010-06-30
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780313363115

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Genre: Electronic journals
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Publisher:
Release: 2003
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105113539964

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Genre: Women
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Publisher:
Release: 2000
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105115061710

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Genre: Canada
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Release: 2000
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105113272053

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Thousands of quotes from over three hundred Inuit elders about their culture and customs cover all aspects of traditional life, from raising children to hunting, the land, and architecture, to belief systems, cosmology, and the Inuit's remarkable ability to make do with what they had. Given the recent creation of Nunavut and current attention to the Arctic due to climate change, Uqalurait is a timely source of insight from a people whose values of sharing and respect for the environment have helped them to live for centuries at the northern limit of the inhabitable world.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Susan Rowley
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release: 2004-05-19
File: 520 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780773570061

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Genre: Eskimos
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1996
File: Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89081289324

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A classic anthology that combines the rich oral tradition of Northern Canadian Inuit as well as their more recent English writing. Petrone links the cultural past of arctic peoples with its present day expression.

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Genre: History
Author: Penny Petrone
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release: 1992-01-01
File: 314 Pages
ISBN-13: 080207717X

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Genre: Arctic regions
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Release: 2003
File: 573 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89081200438

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"... Meet the Inuit - meet hunters, singers, carvers, shamans, whales, sailors, elders, adventurers, actors, poets, writers, artists, anthropologists, explorers, traders, missionaries and many more people of the Arctic. Read about Inuit history, art, culture."--back cover.

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Genre: Inuit
Author: Gillian Robinson
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X004812139

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