I am Inuk’: Natan Obed on his complicated childhood, challenging questions and Nunavut’s future – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 2019111 Views

Apr 07, 2019

The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president discusses growing up, becoming a leader, and his hopes going forward

Natan Obed can count on one hand the number of times he’s been angry.

This, despite the fact that the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has been called out for “not being Inuk enough,” for not speaking Inuktitut fluently, and for growing up in the United States.

“I’m trying to be me, and I am Inuk … I’m trying to break down these artificial barriers that people have about who Inuit are and who they can be,” he said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/i-am-inuk-natan-obed-on-his-complicated-childhood-challenging-questions-and-nunavut-s-future-1.5083529

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