Inuit in Canada: the True North, Strong and Free?

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:25pm EST
Event Location: 
Ryan Building 3046
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone is welcome.
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Ronald Harpelle
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Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic, The Resources, Economy and Society Research Group, Aboriginal Cultural & Support Services, The Department of History, and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives is pleased to present:

Pitseolak Pfeifer, Carleton University, who will speak on "Inuit in Canada: the True North, Strong and Free?"

This is an insightful overview of the social, political and economic processes, agents, and structures that envelop and challenge Inuit self-determination in Nunavut and Canada. This critical examination invites participants to re-think their understanding of Canada’s role in the Arctic, by considering the relation between the nation-state, and its citizenry, and the people of the North. Drawing on first-hand experience and on interdisciplinary methodology, the lecture features an interactive format that solicits students' engagement. The overall goal is to create a safe space for dialogue that builds awareness of, and new perspectives on, matters of Arctic Indigenous governance in contemporary times.