In the early 1950s, a number of Inuit men, women, and children were loaded on ships and sent to live in the Canadian High Arctic. Spurred by government agents' promises of plentiful game and virgin land, these "voluntary migrants" found instead isolation, physical hardship and a government refusing to return them home. This author presents a cross-cultural study based on extensive fieldwork and archival research revealing that the relocation experiments were both an attempt in social engineering and a plan to solidify Canada's Cold War sovereignty in the far North.
|Place of Publication||Hanover|
|Publisher||University Press of New England|
|Number of pages||272|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 1995|
- Canadian Arctic
- human rights
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