New book shines a light on Canada’s forced relocation of Inuit to the High Arctic – Broadview Magazine

New book shines a light on Canada’s forced relocation of Inuit to the High Arctic – Broadview Magazine

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 202071 Views

In “What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile,” Larry Audlaluk weaves together his own memories and interviews with others

For Larry Audlaluk, writing his book, “What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile”, meant unravelling the mystery of his own life — and the history of Canada’s relationship with the Arctic.

In 1953, at just three years old, he and his family were forcibly relocated by the Canadian government, from their home in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec to the High Arctic. The scheme was billed as an opportunity for Inuit to carry on their traditions, but in reality, it was a Cold War attempt at sovereignty through human signposts. A civilian population in the High Arctic would neatly claim the territory for Canada against international incursions.

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