Research project to build digital archive of Inuit history in several languages – CP

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2015439 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Oct 22, 2015

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ A new $7.4-million research project at Memorial University in Newfoundland will spend the next five years building a digital archive of Inuit history.

The project, called Tradition and Transition Among the Labrador Inuit, will bring together 100 Inuit people and researchers to build the archive in Inuktitut, German and English.

Tom Gordon, who is leading the initiative, says it’s a partnership between scholars and Inuit people, as well as the Nunatsiavut government.

He says they have many documents and recordings to explore.

Gordon says Moravian missionaries in the 18th century collected over 600,000 documents about everything from the climate to Inuit people’s reactions to attempts at religious conversion.

(VOCM)

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