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Saqiyuq Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women






Publisher:  McGill-Queen's University Press
Summary: A grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter take us on a remarkable journey in which the cycles of life - childhood, adolescence, marriage, birthing and child rearing - are presented against the contrasting experiences of three successive generations. Their memories and reflections give us poignant insight into the history of the people of the new territory of Nunavut. Apphia Awa, who was born in 1931, experienced the... traditional life on the land while Rhoda Katsak, Apphia's daughter, was part of the transitional generation who were sent to government schools. In contrast to both, Sandra Katsak, Rhoda's daughter, has grown up in the settlement of Pond Inlet among the conveniences and tensions of contemporary northern communities - video games and coffee shops but also drugs and alcohol. During the last years of Apphia's life Rhoda and Sandra began working to reconnect to their traditional culture and learn the art of making traditional skin clothing. Through the storytelling in Saqiyuq, Apphia, Rhoda, and Sandra explore the transformations that have taken place in the lives of the Inuit and chart the struggle of the Inuit to reclaim their traditional practices and integrate them into their lives. Nancy Wachowich became friends with Rhoda Katsak and her family during the early 1990s and was able to record their stories before Apphia's death in 1996. Saqiyuq will appeal to everyone interested in the Inuit, the North, family bonds, and a good story.

Wachowich, Nancy is the author of Saqiyuq Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women, published under ISBN 9780773522442 and 0773522441. Two hundred twenty six Saqiyuq Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, seventy three used from the cheapest price of $0.64, or buy new starting at $30.31.
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ISBN-13: 9780773522442

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Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
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