Thursday November 8th 2012
(last class they watched the video The peoples land)
Down south when people think about Nunavut its mostly governance and the process
while in the North people have different viewpoints, mostly animal related.
Tuesday October 9th 2012
On Thursday class will be in room 426. October 30th is the due date for the 1st
assignment, hopefully the first assignment will be returned before then.
David Damas Arctic Migrants is available as an e-book at the McGill
Tuesday, October 2nd 2012
Going over individuals reports of various communities:
Resolute Bay: Inuit were relocated from other areas (high-arctic relocation)
Grise Fjord and Resolute Bay had people come from Inukjuak in Nunavik, Quebec.
Tuesday October 23rd 2012
The Nunavut comprehensive land claims did not spring out of the ground, it hap pened
after a series of events.
Alaskan natives picked up on the bad things in their treaties many years later, but
Nunavummiut watched from
Tuesday, November 20th 2012
First curriculum came from Alberta (Dick and Jane style), nothing was in Inuttitut,
teachers were few but still it was one of the reasons given for centralization along with
healthcare and social welfare (3 main reasons
Tuesday November 13th 2012
Video shown on contemporary Inuit issues: The National - Road stories North of 60
Housing in places like Clyde River
Food prices in Kugluktuk (Copper mine) (17.99$ for a jar of cheese wiz, 14$ for 4l of
Contemporary issues in Nunavut
o Wildlife: biggest issue in Nunavut today
Polar bear has had dramatic national attention (along with seal)
Hugh Brodie film: The Peoples Land
How Inuit perceive colonization
Whites described as frightening in the old days
Tuesday November 1st 2012
Article about Polar Bears
If climate change is a reality that has huge implications for Inuit, there is a lot of
talk about how they will adapt. There may be plusses to global warming, like
whales being around for longer
ThursdayOctober 11th 2012
This class is about the formal governance of Nunavut . Handouts passed out.
Nunavut is a multicultural entity, its important to know about the majority culture which
is why were been talking mostly about Inuit.
Tuesday, October 4th 2012
Research paper #2 is much more of a research paper, it is one thing to look online but this
asks for much deeper research; you cant cram everything in, you have to really research.
You might want to concentrate on somethi
October 30th Notes
o He will proof-read an outlineemail it to him
Include a few major sources
If youre on the right track dont need to meet
Further Twists on the Road to Nunavut
o People saw what happened in AK
Defeated whole idea of land clai
Thursday October 18th 2012
We should be at the last reading in the course pack (to supplement the lectures).
About the first paper; along with the second paper, padding for the third paper. Most
students need to write more clearly. Avoid paragrap
Thursday November 15th 2012
Course evaluation system open on my courses.
Hand out polar bear politics from before: In the last paragraph, one of the reasons Aodla
brought this up is that polar bears are going to be brought up at the upcoming conf
TuesdayOctober 16th 2012
Continuing the timeline from last class.
1973- 1975 Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Enquiry (Berger Commission)
Thomas Berger one the first Aboriginal claims case which stated that Aboriginal people
actually have rights beyond