Historical Dictionary of the Inuit by Pamela R. Stern

By Pamela R. Stern

Profiles the historical past of the Inuit humans from the 1st population to the current day society. greater than 450 dictionary entries disguise problems with society, economic system, and politics; influential educators and writers, environmentalists, and politicians; and the numerous voluntary institutions and governmental organisations that experience performed a job in Inuit historical past. The introductory essay, chronology, and well-developed bibliography make this an incredible reference resource for the researcher or scholar.

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It is more likely that the term, while ultimately from the Montagnais language, referred not to Inuit eating habits, but to the style of their snowshoes (Damas 1984: 6). Nonetheless, most people, Inuit included, prefer to be known by their own cultural and ethnic designations rather than by names applied by outsiders. Historically, Inuit had little or no need for ethnic designations and used the suffix –miut, meaning “the people of,” with place names to categorize particular groups of people. Place names continue to be used alongside other ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and political identities.

May 22: Peter Ittinuar becomes first Inuk elected to Canada’s House of Commons. Summer: Kalaallit-Nunaata Radioa admitted as associate member of European Broadcasting Union. ” 1980 Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC) obtains observer status in the International Whaling Commission. ITC resumes land claims negotiations with the understanding that the creation of the Nunavut Territory will be an endpoint. Canada Post issues set of commemorative stamps bearing Inuit designs. July: ICC adopts official charter at its inaugural General Assembly in Nuuk, Greenland.

November 29: Greenland Home Rule Act passed by Danish Parliament. CHRONOLOGY ● xxxv 1979-81 Inukshuk Project and Nalaakvik II experimental projects show the viability of Inuit-produced television programming in Inuktitut. 1979 NANA Corporation joins with oil companies to bid on leases in the Beaufort Sea in opposition to the North Slope Borough. Canadian government adopts legislation requiring Inuit to obtain a permit to hunt bowhead whales. Inuit Tapirisat of Canada and the Hamlet of Baker Lake seek a court injunction to stop uranium mining activities on the upper Thelon River.

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