NunatuKavut Participating in 2016 Inuit Studies Conference

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NunatuKavut Participating in 2016 Inuit Studies Conference

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2016540 Views

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NUNATUKAVUT PARTICIPATING IN 2016 INUIT STUDIES CONFERENCE

October 7, 2016 – ST. JOHN’S, NL – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is a proud participant in the 2016 Inuit Studies Conference, which starts today in St. John’s and runs until October 10th.

This historic conference brings together Elders, knowledge-holders, researchers, artists, policy-makers, students and others from all over the world to engage in conversations about the many and diverse ways in which Inuit traditions shape understanding while registering social and cultural change. It is co-hosted by Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Nunatsiavut Government.

NCC staff and researchers are presenting on work about southern Inuit traditions, knowledge and culture. The presentations are:

  • Re-storying Indigenous women’s histories in NunatuKavut, Labrador;
  • Why integration of Inuit Traditional Knowledge for resource management needs to consider more than just biological data: the southern Inuit of Labrador perspective;
  • Perspectives on the politics of identity; and
  • Labrador marriages at the turn of the nineteenth century.

NCC will also be facilitating a film screening and discussion of “People of NunatuKavut,” a video that follows the journey of the Inuit of southern Labrador from their ancient roots to modern-day life.

Quick Facts

  • NCC is the representative governing body for approximately 6,000 Inuit of south and central Labrador, collectively known as the southern Inuit of NunatuKavut.
  • NunatuKavut means “Our Ancient Land” in Inuttitut and is the traditional territory of the Southern Inuit.

Quotes

“Participating in the Inuit Studies Conference is an honour and I’m proud that NCC is part of the Inuit narrative. Our people have strong ties to the land, water, ice and sea, just as our ancestors before us. This conference allows us to share the story of our people with others from all over the world while gaining valuable lessons from Inuit Elders and knowledge-holders.”

–  Amy Hudson, Manager of Research, Education and Culture, NCC

Associated Links

  • For information on 2016 Inuit Studies Conference and to download a copy of the program, please visit mun.ca/isc2016/about.htm
  • For further information on NCC, please visit nunatukavut.ca. Please also join in the conversation at Facebook.com/nunatukavut and Twitter @nunatukavut.

Contact

Kelly Broomfield, Director of Communications, NCC, 709-280-5965

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