December 01, 2011 - 10:49 am
Saltwater Shamans KENN HARPER
The Inuit who once lived in the inland Kivalliq region lived a life quite different from that of their fellow Inuit on the coast.
Anthropology generally refers to these people as the Caribou Inuit or Caribou Eskimos — Farley Mowat popularized them as “The People of the Deer,” the title of his..
November 24, 2011 - 10:26 am
May Day on a Whaler KENN HARPER
A tradition developed on Scottish whaling ships to the Arctic that crew members making their first trip – green hands as they were called – had to be initiated to the rigors of the north.
A similar tradition existed on merchant ships crossing the equator. On Arctic ships the ceremony — which for..
November 17, 2011 - 10:03 am
Knud Rasmussen and the Iglulik Inuit, Part 6 KENN HARPER
Aua’s wife, Orulo, was almost as garrulous as Tagurnaaq had been. She described her life in detail for her visitor. She had been born far to the north at the mouth of Admiralty Inlet, but her family had moved to the Iglulik area when she was but a child.
She had travelled extensively in that area..
November 13, 2011 - 12:42 pm
Knud Rasmussen and the Iglulik Inuit, Part 5 NUNATSIAQ NEWS
By early February, when the temperatures in the eastern Arctic are at their lowest, the sun has returned to the southern horizon of Foxe Basin.
Near the end of that month, in 1922, Knud Rasmussen and his Polar Inuit companions were hunting near Cape Elizabeth, north of Lyon Inlet,..
November 03, 2011 - 9:14 am
Knud Rasmussen and the Iglulik Inuit, Part 4 NUNATSIAQ NEWS
On the return sled journey from Repulse Bay to Danish Island, Rasmussen and Nasaitsordluarssuk made a fortuitous short-cut inland from Havilland Bay to Gore Bay.
At a lake on their route, they met an old woman jigging for trout. She was Tagurnaaq, the first of all the Inuit about..