Qikiqtani Inuit Association introduces historical documents

October 23, 2013

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association has released 2 substantial documents that detail the history of Inuit life from 1950-75 in the Qikiqtani region — otherwise known as the High Arctic and eastern Nunavut. The 2 volumes reflect the work of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission, which was established in 2007, and bring together interviews with Inuit community members, ex-RCMP and government workers, historical archives, photographs, and the official report and recommendations produced by the Truth Commission in 2010. The documents, titled Community Histories 1950-1975 and Thematic Reports and Special Studies 1950-1975, offer valuable Inuit insight into local history and could become part of school curriculum, according to QIA President Okalik Eegeesiak. Nunatsiaq Online