Canadian Inuit Resettlement Projects

Regions: North Slave Region, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, anthropology, history, oral history, Inuit

Principal Investigator: Marcus, Alan R. (1)
Licence Number: 11205
Organization: University of Cambridge
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To interview Inuit survivors of the 1953-55 relocation to Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord from Inukjuak, Quebec; and the 1957-58 Inuit resettlement from Ennadai Lake to N. Henik Lake and then to Eskimo Point (Arviat); to conduct archival research at Iqaluit and Yellowknife;

Project Description: The Researcher will investige tow case studies: the 1953-55 relocation from Inukjuak, Quebec to Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord and the 1957-58 resettlement from Ennadai Lake to North Henik Lake and Eskimo Point. Using several methods, the research will integrate an understanding to the political processes involved at the time with the long-term social and economic effects of the resettlements on Inuit today.