Ukkusiksalik - Dundurn

Ukkusiksalik

The People's Story

Published January 2016

Description

The remarkable history of a pocket of the remote Arctic, and the oral testimony from the last Inuit elders to live there.

A coastal region of rolling tundra just west of Hudson Bay, Ukkusikslaik was established as a national park in 2003. In earlier times this historic region was the principal hunting ground for several Inuit families and was criss-crossed by missionaries, Mounties, and traders. Since the 1980s, Arctic writer and researcher David F. Pelly has been exploring this region on foot and by sea-kayak, and  with Inuit friends, while documenting Inuit traditional knowledge of the land. In this book, he presents the stories of Inuit elders and includes historical records to provide a complete history of this extraordinary corner of our northern landscape, Ukkusiksalik.

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Contributors

David F. Pelly

David F. Pelly is a modern-day explorer of the North's cultural landscape, who has lived in and travelled to the Arctic since the late 1970s. He is the author of several books and articles on the land and its people, including The Old Way North, Sacred Hunt, and Uvajuq: The Origin of Death. Much of his writing is based on oral history shared with him by Inuit elders. He lives in Ottawa.

Book Details

Hardcover
January 2016
6x9 in
288 pp
9781459729896
PDF
January 2016
-
288 pp
9781459729902
ePub
January 2016
-
288 pp
9781459729919