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History and Renewal of Labrador’s Inuit-Métis

History and Renewal of Labrador’s Inuit-Métis

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History and Renewal of Labrador’s Inuit-Métis is a collection of twelve essays presenting new research on the archaeology, history, and contemporary challenges and perspectives of Inuit-Métis of central and southeastern Labrador from Lake Melville south to Chateau Bay. It reports on results from “Understanding the Past to Build the Future,” a Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in partnership with the southern Labrador communities represented by the NunatuKavut Community Council. Contributing authors include veteran Labrador Studies specialists as well as emerging scholars. Many of their findings challenge longstanding assumptions about Labrador’s Aboriginal history.

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Memorial Univ. Press


John C. Kennedy, ethnographer and historical anthropologist, made his first field trip to Labrador in 1971, and taught Anthropology at Memorial University between 1973 and 2004. He is the author of several books, including Holding the Line: Ethnic Boundaries in a Northern Labrador Community (ISER Books, 1982), People of the Bays and Headlands: Anthropological History and the Fate of the Communities of the Unknown Labrador (University of Toronto Press, 1995), Labrador Village (Waveland Press, 1996), Island Voices: Fisheries and Community Survival in Northern Norway (Eburon, 2006), and the forthcoming Encounters: An Anthropological History of Southeastern Labrador (McGill-Queen’s University Press).

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