Category: "inuit"


  12:21:26, by admin   . Categories: language, inuit, Native American, Arctic / Northern Regions, history

Discovered the first-ever linguistic link between Siberia and Canada

While studying an ancient language now spoken by only a few hundred people in a remote corner of Siberia, linguist Edward Vajda has found the first-ever linguistic link between the Old World and any First Nation in Canada, the Ottawa Citizen reports. "T… more »


  13:43:50, by admin   . Categories: language, inuit, anthropology (general), Arctic / Northern Regions

Inuit language thrives in Greenland

In the 1960s and 1970s, elders in Greenland feared their language would be lost. Today, the vast majority of Greenlanders - 92 per cent - are fluent in their native tongue. Inuit language thrives in Greenland, Nunatsiaq News reports: You can find a co… more »


  14:27:01, by admin   . Categories: ecology nature, inuit, Arctic / Northern Regions

International Polar Year opened - Anthropologists involved

More than 50,000 scientists from 63 nations turned their attention to the world's poles when the International Polar Year officially opened on Monday: It unifies 228 research projects about the impact of global warming in the Arctic the Washington Post r… more »


Rethinking Nordic Colonialism - Website Sheds Light Over Forgotten Past

56 artists, theorists, politicians, and grassroots activists from all over the world participated in the project that took place in Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Sapmi, Norway, Sweden and Finland. They exchanged colonial and postcolonial experiences and st… more »


How filmmaking is reviving shamanism

As noted earlier, Inuit film maker Zacharias Kunuk explores in his film The Journals of Knud Rasmussen how missionaries force-fed Christianity to the Inuit in the 1920s. Now the film has made its way to the International Film Festival in Toronto and… more »


How internet changes the life among the First Nations in Canada

(via FieldNotes): These are the first words in an article on how the internet is changing life in First Nations communities in Canada: "This year, the internet saved a child's life." For Internet may mean different things to life up there in the N… more »


The Journals of Knud Rasmussen: The impact of Christianity among the Inuit

A new film by Inuit film maker Zacharias Kunuk (53) explores how missionaries force-fed Christianity to the Inuit in the 1920s. It's called The Journals of Knud Rasmussen. Before its official world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival, a pr… more »


Arctic refuge saved from oil drillers - Inuit divided

Good news (for environmentalists) before the Christmas New Year-break: There will be no oil drilling in the Alaska's Arctic national wildlife reserve. Republicans have battled to allow drilling in the reserve for 25 years. Although they pledged to try ag… more »

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