3c Ukkusiksalik – The People’s Story: The Power of Inuit Oral History

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Sunday, February 21, 2016
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PELLY, David – is an explorer of the North's cultural landscape and author of several books and articles on the land and its people, including The Old Way NorthSacred Hunt, and Thelon: A River Sanctuary.  Much of his writing is based on oral history shared with him by Inuit elders. Since the 1980s, David has been exploring Ukkusiksalik on foot, by sea-kayak, and with Inuit friends. This new book Ukkusiksalik: The People's Story, is the culmination of their collective efforts to document the traditional knowledge of the land.  After many years in the Arctic, he now lives in the woods near Ottawa.  He and his wife Laurie recently established a small foundation to help Inuit youth achieve their potential: www.AyalikFund.ca

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