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Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change

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The Arctic is ruled by ice. For Inuit, it is a highway, a hunting ground, and the platform on which life is lived. While the international community argues about sovereignty, security, and resource development at the top of the world, the Inuit remind us that they are the original inhabitants of this magnificent place - and that it is undergoing a dangerous transformation. ...more
Hardcover, 420 pages
Published August 15th 2014 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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Marcella
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is far outside my usual comfort zone, but I found it to be an educational read. It is, at its core, a history book of the Inuit people in Canada, through a lens of colonialism and climate change. I thought the history and legal sections were well done. I enjoyed reading the ancient legends of the Inuit and enjoyed the transition from the 'early years' introduction to Inuit life into the colonialism and legal aggression by Europeans and southern Canadians of the 19th and 20th centuries. ...more
Diana H
Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Interesting, educational and worth a read, but the narrative lacks clarity and flow at times.
Clare O'Beara
I found this an interesting read and recommend it to anyone concerned about climate change or traditional ways of life being lost. The focus is on the Canadian Arctic where the author, a Canadian, went in the past to teach law to students in a Native town. She writes this book from a ship sailing unimpeded through the Northwest Passage.

By comparisons with historical exploration the author shows us that in the 19th century a northwest passage was not feasible, though the Inuit lived on the ice w
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Bryan
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent introduction to the challenges the Inuit of Nunavut are facing in our modern world.
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